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Score 8.8 out of 100

Pantheon

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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Flywheel

Flywheel is particularly well-suited for hands-on WordPress managed hosting. It's also perfect for developers who build site's locally on Local and then want an effortless way to import them into their managed hosting environment. Flywheel particularly excels in scenarios where a customer needs managed. WordPress hosting that handles daily backups and offers test and live environments for a reasonable price.
Jennifer Blair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pantheon

Our digital marketing platforms have been streamlined since we deployed this tool. I can highly recommend this platform to any growing business enterprise for excellent marketing campaigns. It has enabled our web designing team to create reliable platforms that enhance the improved performance of our applications. We have been able to optimize our planning and decision-making based on the set targets to boost performance.
James Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Flywheel

  • Customer Service
  • User Interface
  • User Experience
  • Creative Support
Jonathan Teixeira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pantheon

  • Effective use of our codebase deployment and implementation.
  • The dashboard functionality and general stability and security are excellent.
  • The server is quite consistent, and if you need assistance from the support team, they are very quick to respond.
  • Automatic updates let me ensure that my customers have safe websites without increasing my own expense.
  • The team offers excellent assistance and help for chat.
Ali shabaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Flywheel

  • I'd like to see an option for Flywheel to provide email hosting for custom domains
  • A sandbox feature to preview new sites for customers
Jennifer Blair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pantheon

  • Pricing structure has too large of a jump between Basic and Performance plans
  • Have run into issues with prescribed WP updates not working through dashboard and having to do manually.
  • Pantheon site dashboard occasionally is unavailable (the site is never affected though)
Todd Underwood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Flywheel

No score
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Pantheon

Pantheon 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Even tier 1 Pantheon chat & ticket support is knowledgable, competent, and useful. They routinely understand and resolve urgent, complex, and/or unusual issues promptly that other hosts would need to escalate to tier 2 or tier 3 support personnel. I honestly can't think of a truly negative or disappointing support experience in the years I've used Pantheon hosting for client websites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Flywheel

I select Flywheel to host my site and my clients' sites because of how fast and reliable the service is. The tools are incredible and their local site program, Local, is head and shoulders above the competition. I tried Kinsta's program, but it felt slow and old compared to Local. Flywheel is powerful and dead-simple to use.
Jonathan Teixeira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pantheon

Pantheon offers an advantage over WP Engine and Flywheel by offering hosting support for both Drupal and WordPress websites. Pantheon's pricing model could be much more competitive, however. Pantheon ended up winning out over Media Temple in World Literature Today's hosting selection because of its managed hosting and enhanced support for medium to large scale websites. Pantheon's development, testing, and live environments are similar to WP Engine and Flywheel's, but Pantheon does have a much tidier and easier-to-navigate UI.
Jennifer Blair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Flywheel

  • Flywheel has helped me maintain my website where many customers have discovered my business
  • Flywheel has positively impacted my business by offering me an reliable solution to run my WooCommerce Store.
  • Flywheel offered me an affordable managed hosting option, particularly valuable for a small business.
Jennifer Blair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pantheon

  • Pantheon had a significant impact on our cost management, as we previously used a much cheaper hosting service, and Pantheon offered us a much better quality service but at a much higher price.
  • Pantheon offered us a much more complete hosting service with which we were able to measure our site traffic and the loading time of all external sites. Pantheon dramatically improved the loading time of all of our sites.
Jessica Alvarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Flywheel

General

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

Flywheel Editions & Modules

Edition
Tiny$15.001
Starter$30.001
Freelance$115.001
Agency$290.001
CustomContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. none
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Pantheon

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Pantheon Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$291
Performance$1141
EliteContact for quote
  1. per month
  2. none
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