What is the difference between Managed WordPress hosting and shared Web Hosting?

If you’re wanting a WordPress website and aren’t sure if you should choose Managed WordPress or shared Web Hosting, the table below highlights the points of difference.


Shared Web Hosting Managed WordPress
No trial option Free 30-day trial
Manual WordPress installer Easy onboarding and automated WordPress installation
You will need to select your own theme and/or page builder Free Starter Sites with demo content to help you get started
Default WordPress dashboard Custom xneelo WordPress dashboard to guide your first steps
No WordPress tutorials included Free WP101 WordPress tutorials
Manual domain setup Integrated domain setup with a temporary domain created during your trial
Daily backups Daily backups plus 30 scheduled backups with the option to download, delete and rename your backups, create an instant backup, or restore your website from a scheduled backup
Manual WordPress core updates Automatic WordPress core updates
Ability to install WordPress plugins Ability to install WordPress plugins, using the Staging Environment to test changes and updates
Follow steps to reset your WordPress admin password WordPress admin password reset
Web Application Firewall (WAF) with default rules

Web Application Firewall (WAF) optimised for WordPress and managed by our technical team 


Available with shared Web Hosting and Managed WordPress hosting

  • 24/7 international award-winning customer support
  • Locally hosted in South Africa
  • Resilient hosting platform with full SSD infrastructure
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS security certificate
  • HTTP/2 enabled
  • DDoS protection and mitigation
  • Mailboxes, Email aliases, Spam filtering