At first view a shared hosting (i.e. when you share your files on the server with other people) is the cheapest means for hosting a website. But this is true until you start optimizing the website (we will speak about that later). An average price for a shared hosting is $3.5 / month. When optimizing a website, you will face security and speed issues. To resolve them, you will have to pay additional fees monthly and hire a freelance to fix those issues. Managed WordPress hosting can remove much of the stress, headaches and costs from running your site. That’s why if you start a website from a scratch, and you don’t have skills in programming, then you choice should be managed hosting.