We found this great article which asks the question “Is managed WordPress hosting right for you?”
Article: Is Managed WordPress Hosting Right For You?
“For anyone who wants to create a website using WordPress, the array of hosting options can be bewildering: shared, virtual private server, cloud, dedicated server, and an abundance of other designations that are largely marketing jargon. But there’s another way to break down WordPress hosting aside from thinking about its hardware configuration, and it’s one that will have a greater impact on the experience of novice WordPress users. WordPress users have to choose between unmanaged hosting, managed hosting, and software-as-a-service hosting via WordPress.com (and some other SaaS hosts).”