Selecting a Host for Your WordPress or Drupal Sites

Web Content & Experience Management (WCM) systems Drupal and WordPress are highly popular offerings — but they’re also highly targeted environments for attack. Both systems offer wide sets of plugins and modules to expand functionality, which further complicates security and operating considerations. The challenge for enterprise customers is creating a secure hosting environment while benefiting from the potential richness of a widely deployed platform.

Ensuring reliable, scalable, and secure access to your digital properties are the key motivators for considering a managed-hosting solution. Done correctly, managed hosting takes care of all the technical aspects of your server and application environment, allowing you to focus on sharing great content and experiences.

Numerous firms have sprung up offering managed plans tailored to WordPress and Drupal sites. However, the nature, quality, and extent of the services offered are as variable as the WCM systems themselves -- and require careful review.

For a more extensive exploration of specific considerations when choosing a hosting provider, as well as a survey of some key players in the space, see the Real Story Group advisory paper: “Choosing a Managed Hosting Environment for Drupal or WordPress.”

Advisory Paper Table of Contents: 

  • Key Takeaways
  • Types of Hosting
  • General Hosting Considerations
  • Specific Drupal and WordPress Considerations
  • Survey of Drupal Hosting Options
  • Survey of WordPress Hosting Options
  • Concluding Advice

RSG WCM and Social-Collaboration subscribers can download the briefing here.


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