Thanks to the massive popularity of the platform, many hosting companies have started to create special packages exclusively for WordPress-based websites. These managed hosting offerings promise advanced features as well as dedicated support.Premium features, however, come with a premium price tag. They’re often double the price of basic shared hosting packages or more. For example, DreamHost’s shared hosting is only $8.95 a month, while their managed hosting plan is $19.95 a month (their dedicated service, by contrast, starts at $149 per month).The cost of a managed WordPress site can add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars per year. So, is opting for managed WordPress hosting really worth the cost?