Click here to read about why I will not recommend or work on DreamPress for Blogger imports.
Update: Several managed WordPress services have the same issue with Blogger imports, but at least DreamPress gives you access to clear memcached. I will not do imports on the Managed WordPress hosting service at the following companies: Midphase, Dreamhost, HostGator, GoDaddy.
If you are dead set on using one of these, you must run the import on a shared hosting account then ask them to upgrade your service to Managed WordPress and hope that they will do the upgrade work for you.
Managed WordPress Hosting Services
I have yet to find a budget Managed WordPress service that I like, although Bluehost isn’t bad, surprisingly, which is why it’s the only WordPress managed hosting on my list below the WP Engine level. A managed WordPress service must include
- The ability to clear all caches at will, including Varnish and memcached or must be willing to modify the caching rules for you
- The ability to connect to and use (s)FTP without limitation
- No required self-branded or “junk” plugins
If your potential managed WordPress hosting service doesn’t explicitly meet these requirements, especially the cache purging, you should pass.