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It only takes PHP and MySQL to run WordPress, so traditional low-cost shared hosting providers will often do decent job. See how running WordPress with Sail stacks up against some traditional providers.
Managed WordPress hosting providers take that extra step towards providing better support for WordPress, via specific software configurations, additional tools and resources, integrated features and plugins, such as caching, staging and more.
Most cloud hosting platforms today will offer 1-click install images for running WordPress and other PHP applications. See how provisioning and managing WordPress with Sail is different from doing it directly at could providers.
There are plenty of applications like Sail, which allow you to provision WordPress servers on DigitalOcean and other cloud providers. See how Sail is different.