WP Engine Review

WP Engine Review Summary

WP Engine is one of those hosts which has forsaken all and chosen to focus their entire business on WordPress hosting only. They offer Cloud-based managed WordPress hosting which is powerful, slightly justifying their rather hefty price tag. Aside from that, two core benefits stand out here - the Genesis framework and specialized WordPress support staff.

https://wpengine.com/
HostScore
73.00%
Response Time
166.45ms
Uptime
100.00%

WP Engine Pros

  • Genesis framework
  • WordPress-specialized support
  • Developer-friendly environment
  • Automated SSL certificates
  • Free StudioPress themes

WP Engine Cons

  • No email hosting available
  • Only WordPress plans available
  • Some limitations on plugins
  • No white-glove site migration
  • Relatively expensive

Editor's Review & Recommendation

WordPress is the singular most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world and power so many websites today that the numbers can be staggering. Little wonder that there are some hosts like WP Engine who believe so wholeheartedly in this CMS that they have decided to base their entire business model around it.

This allows them to achieve a few things. The first is to present a power-packed and very focused product to potential customers. True, they are cutting off part of the potential website hosting customer base but they are able to offer more value to a still significant portion of the Internet.

The second is that they can optimize not just their core products for maximum efficiency and performance, but also ensure that all their support staff are able to offer rare levels of competent help to customers. Together these details makes WP Engine a rather significant option to those who are looking for a WordPress solution.

Unlike web hosts that merely offer site builders, WP Engine opens access to the Genesis Framework to its users. This excellent rapid site development engine (for lack of a better word) can give users an extremely powerful foundation to work on. It opens up an endless world of possibilities here - without having to pay extra for it.

WP Engine is also developer-friendly and boasts an agile-development environment with integrated DevKit. This allows them and potentially, agencies, to offer turnkey solutions to their clients. All in, WP Engine's capabilities makes it highly usable and powerful for almost any need - if you can overcome the cost.



WP Engine Performance

WP Engine VPS/Cloud Hosting Uptime

VPS/Cloud hosting uptime for WP Engine is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 100.00%.

WP Engine VPS/Cloud Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for WP Engine is 166.45ms. WP Engine VPS/cloud hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

WP Engine Plans & Pricing

WP Engine VPS/Cloud Hosting
Startup
$31.50
/per month
1 WordPress website
25,00 visits/month
10 GB storage
50 GB data transfer
Genesis framework
Global CDN
Automated SSL
-

Growth
$103.50
/per month
5 WordPress websites
100,000 visits/month
20 GB storage
200 GB data transfer
Genesis framework
Global CDN
Automated / Imported SSL
24/7 phone support

Scale
$261.00
/per month
15 WordPress websites
400,000 visits/month
30 GB storage
400 GB data transfer
Genesis framework
Global CDN
Automated / Imported SSL
24/7 phone support

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