WP Engine Review

General Review of WP Engine

This is a fast hosting with a great customer service. WP Engine is specially designed for WordPress users, and their fast and efficient customer service is not only knowledgeable in that CMS. They have a backup system including daily backups and staging area, which you can use to restore with a single click at any point while developing the website.

  • Advantages: Hosting speed, customer support, WordPress knowledge
  • Disadvantages: Monthly price is $29 instead of the $10 or so from other hosting services. However, it’s worth the price.
Our Score 
Price5 Stars Hosting
Service5 Stars Hosting
Features5 Stars Hosting
Total5 Stars Hosting

1. Technical Features

  • WordPress-optimized: WP stands for WordPress. Brands like Yelp, National Geographic, PBS, Asana, FourSquare, SoundCloud, etc use WP Engine as their WordPress-hosting option. It’s not just because.
  • Speed: WP Engine has Automatic Caching. They can speed up your website for you by caching all pages on their end.
  • Scalability: WP Engine offers plans from Shared to Dedicated, easy transfer fro one to another.
  • Domain: 1 year of Domain free of charge (www.example.com).
  • Free SSL Certificate: This is what can make your website look like “Safe” or “Trusted” Content.

2. Security

WP Engine is well protected against hackers, by default. Besides that, they include:

  • Daily backups. With WP Engine, your data safe. They do an automatic daily backup once a day, and users have one-click restore points.
  • One-click staging. Before any scary change, with WP Engine you can take a “snap” of you website, which is a complete copy that is placed in a separate safe area. Then you can do any change without going live, until you are satisfied with the results – only then you can apply all changes live, or go back to the copy you had. Peace of mind with no additional charge.
  • Inbuilt Security Checks

3. Plans and Pricing

The simplest WP Engine plan starts at $29/month. This includes all you need to have a WordPress website: a domain, a database, 10GB of storage, etc. WP Engine also has upgraded plans for $99/month (for up to 10 installs and 20GB) and $249/month (for up to 25 installs and 30 GB of storage).

It is not one of the cheapest hosting, but it offers an extreme good value for the money.

FeaturesPersonalProfessionalPremiumBusinessEnterprise
Traffic25k/month100K/month400K/month(more)(more)
Storage10 GB20 GB30 GBCustomizedCustomized
Server TypeSharedSharedSharedVPSDedicated
SQL Databases11025CustomizedCustomized
Price$29$99$249Higher - Call for QuoteHigher - Call for Quote

4. Support

Customer Service fast and efficient: We tried many Hosting services – their customer service is on top. WordPress experts are easy to find here.