Managed Website. What Does It mean?


Managed Website is a web hosting service that comes with technical and system administration. Depending on its specifications we can call it “Out-of-the-box Website”. Unlike the Managed Hosting, which is a term that usually refers to a Dedicated, Virtual Private Server or a Cloud Server service which is delivered and managed by the provider, Managed Website does not mention any specific IT Hosting service niche.

However, “Managed Website” most often indicates that the customer’s website, which is managed by the service provider is probably hosted in a Shared Hosting environment. For that reason the service could be also called “Managed Website Hosting”.

What is include into a Managed Website service?

When it comes to technical and system administration “Managed Website” means that the web hosting company take over the full management of the customers account and provides services like:

  • HTML editing
  • Graphic Design support and maintenance
  • Content Management System support, management and updates
  • Search Engine Optimization of the web pages
  • Software installation and maintenance
  • Full Technical Support of all applications installed on the web hosting account
  • Full Technical support of all services configured on the web hosting account
  • Both Server-Side application and Client-side application support
  • Resource Monitoring
  • Website Uptime Monitoring
  • Website Security management and hardening
  • Troubleshooting and overall service improvements

Unlike that standard Self-Managed Web Hosting, the Managed Website (Hosting) service means that the owner of the website outsources the overall website management lifecycle to the service provider.


What does Managed Web Hosting mean?


“Managed Hosting” is a popular term in the web hosting industry. It describes a It hosting service provided from a isolated instance – a physical dedicated server or virtual server (VPS). “Managed Hosting” means that the provider is responsible for technical administration of the server, including but not limited to installation, OS installation and maintenance, network administration, security policy, updates, backups, maintenance and trouble shooting of any server-side programs and applications.

Term “Managed Web Hosting” is a broad term, that might or might not refer to “Manage Hosting”. It might would be used to describe in general that a certain type of IT hosting service is managed by the web hosting provider. It could be either physical server (Managed Dedicated Hosting or Managed Dedicated Server), Virtual Server (Managed Virtual Private Server, VPS, Managed VDS) or any custom-buit or clustered system.

For managed service term that applies to Share Hosting, review “What does Managed Shared Web Hosting mean?”.