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I have been a web developer since 2001 and WordPress was one of the first content management systems I learned. I have used a lot of virtual shared hosting companies and self-hosted on my own servers. My frustrations with cheap, shared hosting are many but primary among them is the impossibility of following a proper development, staging, and deployment workflow.
All this really means is that when you develop a new site or add updates to your existing site, there are "best practices" that should be followed to allow you to properly preview and test code changes to minimize down time and negative impact to your customers and site users.
WPEngine is built specifically for WordPress development and comes with a staging environment, on a separate domain, with each installation. Additionally, WPEngine offers free SSL certificates through Let's Encrypt as well as a free CDN (content delivery network).
WPEngine is optimized for maximum uptime, performance, and security. They even perform nightly backups and automatic upgrades for you.
I moved to WPEngine about 2 years ago and my only regret is that I did not do so even sooner. I never have to worry about my hosting especially since WPE offers such amazing customer service. I have worked with their support team on many occasions to get my sites and my customer's sites running optimally.
If you are fed up with your existing WordPress hosting or have been curious about managed WordPress hosting, feel free to contact me via my twitter account at https://twitter.com/iconifyit or head on over to WPEngine.com and use coupon code wpe20off to save 20% on your first payment with easily the best WordPress hosting available.