Managed hosting refers to web hosting plans that are largely managed by the web hosting company who is providing the hosting services. There are many advantages to seeking a web hosting service provider who offers managed hosting services. Self-managed hosting requires that you yourself handle the installation, maintenance, and updating of scripts; whereas with a managed hosting plan, the company you are leasing hosting space from will take care of the scripts for you. Some web hosting companies may even offer basic web design services as a part of their managed hosting packages.
The biggest advantage to paying a little extra for a managed hosting plan is the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that any technical related issues will be handled by the experts. Traditional hosting companies will take care of technical and security issues that happen on their end, but leave your website and its scripts up to you to managed. With a full or even partial managed hosting service, these issues will be handled by them, which frees you up to focus on the production of content and marketing of your website. While you will want to login to your websites from time to time to make sure everything is running smoothly, for the most parts your websites will automatically be managed for you.