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1&1

I run five websites off of 1&1 for different outshoots of the company. For our web needs it works perfectly. We have a midgrade hosting package and it works perfectly. I know if issues arose from traffic or storage space 1&1 would have a solution for us.
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WP Engine

I think WP Engine is great for any company that wants a fully-featured WordPress host with several safety and security mechanisms. From automatic backups, to security management, to caching & CDN, all the tools are provided to deploy a world-class WordPress website.If budget is a concern, there are cheaper hosts but they offer fewer tools.If complicated server access or complicated proxying setups are required, I would not go with WP Engine. For example, last time I checked their documentation, they do not support reverse proxying to their sites. For complicated situations where reverse proxying is required, a different solution may be necessary.
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Pros

  • Their uptime is outstanding.
  • They have great customer support with real people.
  • They have all the technologies available I need to run my website.
  • Their dashboard is easy to use.
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  • High-levels of uptime
  • Automated WordPress updates
  • Daily automated backups
  • Responsive customer support
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Cons

  • I wish they'd let you use other SSL providers.
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  • Customer support, while responsive, is usually not available outside of business hours (making it difficult to get things done during evening/weekend downtime if help is required)
  • Upgrading between versions of PHP on the server can be problematic as it requires support intervention and, in a few cases, migrating DNS records for hosted sites.
  • The PHP environments provided are not very flexible. Some modules that might be present on other hosts (or required for certain custom WordPress plugins/themes) are merely unavailable.
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WP Engine3.0
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I was in a situation where I had to bolt Wordpress on to an existing infrastructure that could not support it. If I ever end up in that situation again, please kill me. Other than that reasonably common use case, I don't think it offers a lot of value over robust shared hosting, virtual private server (VPS) or dedicated servers.
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WP Engine9.0
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They are quite responsive and not done. I liked the support team's personalities overall and when there were problems, they were quite helpful. I did, in fact, feel special at WP Engine.
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Alternatives Considered

iPage is terrible. They don't even really have a proper cPanel and GoDaddy is kind of hard to navigate once you log in. The DNS settings are not obvious and the interface is clunky and old looking. By comparison, 1&1 provides all the features you'd need to manage your domains and services with them and they continually redesign the dashboard for ease of use.
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I don't know if I can repeat myself another time, but I suppose I will. WP Engine is a WordPress first hosting solution. If you are looking to build a simple or complex WordPress website, you should use this solution. Whether you're a company that builds WordPress websites or just looking for a hosting solution for a personal website, WPEngine is easiest and best.
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Return on Investment

  • Thanks to 1&1, I have saved money on my domain costs with the free private registration and with a very reasonably priced SSL certificate. I save at least $100 a year using 1&1
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  • Development (staging) server to avoid breaking the blog with changes to the widgetry. - Mild Positive
  • Uptime and Communication - Big Positive
  • Integrated Customer Service Area with WordPress Admin - Mild Positive
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Pricing Details

1&1

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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WP Engine

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details