Comments on: Shared vs. Managed WordPress Hosting https://www.hostgator.com/blog/shared-hosting-vs-wordpress-hosting-whats-the-difference/ Web Hosting and Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:04:32 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 By: Amelia Willson https://www.hostgator.com/blog/shared-hosting-vs-wordpress-hosting-whats-the-difference/#comment-140191 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:13:29 +0000 http://www.hostgator.com/blog/?p=11826#comment-140191 Hi David,

Thanks so much for the questions! Instead of installing and modifying WordPress on your local computer, we would recommend setting up an account using the domain name(s) you intend to use, then updating your hosts file. Using this method, the current sites will stay live while allowing you a chance to work on the new sites without re-pointing the domain names. Once you are satisfied with the new sites, you can change back your hosts file, then point the domain names to your new hosting account.

Regarding which type of package would work best for you, typically we recommend Optimized WordPress accounts for customers who only need access to the WordPress dashboard, and would like automated updates for their WordPress and plugins. The benefits to Cloud Hosting include access to both the WordPress dashboard and to cPanel, as well as scalability and automatic failover. More information can be found on these pages:

http://support.hostgator.com/articles/pre-sales-policies/cloud-sites
http://support.hostgator.com/articles/hosting-guide/hosting-plan-comparison/hosting-comparison-chart

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By: David C https://www.hostgator.com/blog/shared-hosting-vs-wordpress-hosting-whats-the-difference/#comment-140144 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:02:14 +0000 http://www.hostgator.com/blog/?p=11826#comment-140144 Trying to decide on Cloud Hosting vs. WebPress Cloud Hosting. I am only going to have WebPress sites. If WebPress Cloud Hosting is a little better / Faster, and the only downside is some plug-ins are disallowed because they cause issues, then that seems like a good thing. For example, I saw one of the plug-ins was related to creating Google XML sitemaps. But there are a half dozen or more plug-ins for XML sitemap generation, so even though one is blacklisted, there are still other options. That is likely the case with any plug-in on the disallowed list. One thing that I do not understand no matter which way I go is the best way to convert my existing Google Sites website to WebPress. So I think I should go with HostGator WebPress Cloud Hosting. I think maybe the best way is for me make the transition is to download WordPress to my PC, and duplicate my Google Sites website in an offline WordPress site (with the same Primary URL). Then when I am ready to make the switch, get a HostGator WebPress Cloud Hosting account, and upload my WebPress Site to the new HostGator WebPress Cloud Hosting, while simultaneously changing my domain DNS Name Servers to point to HostGator instead of Google Sites. What kind of support does HostGator provide if I am moving an Offline WebPress website to Hostgator? Or is it possible for me to go ahead and host the exact same Primary URL on a HostGator hosting account simultaneously? My Google Sites site would be the one indexed and running on the web. The duplicate site on HostGator would not be indexed until it was ready, at that point, I would change my domain DNS Name servers from Google Sites to HostGator. Would that work? I prefer the latter method but just need to know if it would work, and if not would my offline method work as described?

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By: Amelia Willson https://www.hostgator.com/blog/shared-hosting-vs-wordpress-hosting-whats-the-difference/#comment-140029 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:44:00 +0000 http://www.hostgator.com/blog/?p=11826#comment-140029 Hi Edo,

You can see the list of disallowed plugins for our Managed WordPress plans here. Good news – it doesn’t look like Super Cache is on the list!

Thanks for reading,
Amelia

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By: Edo https://www.hostgator.com/blog/shared-hosting-vs-wordpress-hosting-whats-the-difference/#comment-139966 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:24:41 +0000 http://www.hostgator.com/blog/?p=11826#comment-139966 can i use wp super cache plugin in hostagator’s managed wordpress hosting?

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By: Amelia Willson https://www.hostgator.com/blog/shared-hosting-vs-wordpress-hosting-whats-the-difference/#comment-139680 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:47:17 +0000 http://www.hostgator.com/blog/?p=11826#comment-139680 Hi Steven!

Although SFTP access is not available on managed WordPress packages, we do still include FTP access. These packages also include automatic updates, as well as daily backups via CodeGuard which can be used if reversions are needed.

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