Likelihood to Recommend
I personally use it for any website hosting I do for me and others. There are a few others but I have stuck with the old tried and true and it always works for me and I know how to get around it so it has become a breeze for me. For those who are extremely new to websites and hosting or to those with very little technical know how cPanel could be very overwhelming and they might want to do like a managed WordPress hosting where they don't really have to see or deal with cPanel. I also probably wouldn't use it for straight email hosting. If you have thousands of cPanel accounts it may get very expensive and that could be a factor.
Read full review
WordPress VIP really changed the game when it comes to WordPress CMS and Content Management. A one-stop shop for all our client's business needs. We are focusing on Content Management instead of technicalities. The big advantage is the security features covering all recent vulnerabilities that any WordPress developer/user wastes lots of precious time fixing/updating. Performance-wise, WordPress VIP is definitely up there. We’ve been doing lots of optimization work over the last few years. Every client wants to score 100. With WordPress VIP we decreased the time spent on optimization significantly and now feel confident with taking more performance optimisation work than we did before. Lastly, maybe the most important for every business is the support quality. WordPress VIP runs a superb support team with phenomenal knowledge and expertise. Quick to respond and solves issues here and now. It is definitely recommended.
Read full review Pros The dashboard is very intuitive. Even beginners can figure out how to do things without very much help. The online community is very helpful and the online documentation makes administering any tasks a lot easier. User creation and administration for FTP access is also very simple. Read full review Security - class leading security, ensuring sites are protected and operate hassle free Scalability - provide patches and updates first before the market place Reliability - up to 99.9% up time, with a fantastic track record Performance - hitting the high notes for Core Web Vitals and ensuring WordPress is operating at its peak performance Read full review Cons The costs can be a limiting factor for some businesses if you are not using a web hosting company that uses it. I have been experimenting with Cloud hosting, which can be very daunting for the novice. There is an option to install it on the cloud but it is expensive. Read full review There aren't any smaller hosting packages for organizations with lower budgets Plug-in updates through the repo can be somewhat tedious Timezone issues with support can happen occasionally Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Most clients never even consider moving to another platform once they are set up on WordPress VIP.
Read full review Usability
Although it can be a little bit bloated with a lot of options and configurations, it's very straightforward to use and maintain. So it's a great option even if you don't have large experience in hosting configuration. The WHM tool is more suited to heavy users since it requires more expertise, so it has a steep learning curve to better understand how to use it.
Read full review
There is documentation for everything you might need.
Read full review Support Rating
The support comes in the form of an extensive library of how to articles and community input. For most situations this will give you plenty of information and resources to trouble shoot. Live support really then would need to default to the hosting provider who provides the cPanel for your use.
Read full review
The people who work for WordPress VIP clearly are passionate about representing the organisation. Therefore when support is required, they do go above and beyond what you may expect in terms of overall support. They take security very seriously, and due to the nature of VIP, it's rarely a concern for the end-user, if at all.
Read full review Alternatives Considered
The direct server management tool access provided by cPanel hosting accounts is far superior to any shared or "standard" web site hosting packaged offered by any of the numerous web host providers I have used and or evaluated over the 20+ years of my experience working in the internet industry.
Read full review
Our team manages 4 different brands' websites and before WordPress VIP we were using multiple different hosts including
and AWS. These were convoluted and didn't offer the enterprise features for our organization that WP VIP was capable of. We also considered
, but they were not Wordpress-centric enough for the direction we were going.
Read full review Return on Investment cPanel makes back end server administration easy. This saves time and overall effort. cPanel is readily available with most hosting packages. It integrates with both Apache and Nginx. cPanel allows you to perform some of the same functions as WHM, but with an easier interface. Read full review Working as a WordPress VIP gold partner has helped our business grow from 12 staff to 28 staff in 2 years. They have brought many projects to the table that are always the right ones for us and they really understand our goals as a business. Read full review ScreenShots