WP Engine

WP Engine

Score 8.9 out of 10
WP Engine

Overview

What is WP Engine?

WP Engine is a website hosting service built to host WordPress for companies of any size, with features such as daily backups, firewall,SSL, and proprietary caching technology.
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Pricing

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Startup

$25.00

Cloud
*Per Month

Growth

$95.00

Cloud
*Per Month

Scale

$241.00

Cloud
*Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $29 per month
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Product Details

What is WP Engine?

WP Engine is a fully-managed WordPress hosted solution. One of its main features is the capability to create a staging site. It also offers curated recommendations for plugins and themes. Hosting through WP Engine delivers Wordpress along with extra security features and curation of plugins and themes for help with site optimization; also EverCache Technology, the WP Engine custom-built caching technology to speed the delivery of content.

Pricing for hosting starts at $29 for a personal site (10GB of local storage, unlimited data transfer with up to 25k visits per month, $99 for Professional hosting services (10 WP installs, 10k visits per month, and 20GB of local storage), $249 for Business hosting (25WP installs, 400k visits per month and 30GB of storage), and the custom-tailored Enterprise level. A 60-day trial is available, during which a refund may be requested if the user is not happy with the hosting service.

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WP Engine Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

WP Engine is a website hosting service built to host WordPress for companies of any size, with features such as daily backups, firewall,SSL, and proprietary caching technology.

WP Engine starts at $29.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.7.

The most common users of WP Engine are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Their website hosting was fast and stable with the good Uptime. You will be able to set up your project in just few minutes. WP Engine Software also helped us to increase visibility in search engines. As of now we can say that is it expensive to host a website.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I'm a big fan of WP Engine, and if you're either hosting many sites, developing for a lot of clients, or a small to medium-size business I think WP Engine is a great fit. It wouldn't well for someone who wants to run their own blog or just a single site. In those instances, I usually encourage people to use proprietary site builders like Wix or Squarespace. But if you need the flexibility and scalability of WordPress and want really solid, reliable, and responsive hosting, you can't beat WP Engine.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The up-time alone and pricing for the hosting packages WP Engine offers are outstanding. All of our clients that currently use WP Engine have experienced no issues that result in their website going down or breaking. WP Engine is also trusted by our clients as they know and understand their website will be accessible at all times.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
New users to WordPress can rejoice with a very hands-off hosting approach. If 100% uptime is not essential, you can get breakneck speeds with minimal tinkering using their platform. If you need to get up and running quickly and scale as required, the cost-benefit is here, although you need to pay a lot to get the most from it.
Thomas Petty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
As I already stated, I've tried on most of the other hosting companies that try to be everything to everyone. WP Engine does one thing: WordPress, and they do it exceptionally well. One of my clients is a multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporation, and all of their websites are on WP Engine. Many of my other clients are small one-person businesses, so the platform is appropriate for all sizes.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WP Engine's Customer Service far surpasses other web hosts in the industry. I have used the online chat, as well as the call-in phone system dozens of times, and the problem is always solved very quickly. The support reps are always courteous and professional. I have been in this industry for over 20 years and have never worked with a better company in terms of customer service.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you manage multiple websites, especially more than twenty, WP Engine's platform is ideal. When we migrated all of our sites to their platform, we immediately noticed the time we saved while managing the sites once they were on their platform. While it took some time to get fully comfortable with their system, once we did, we definitely noticed the improvement in user experience for our development team. We haven't run into any major issues where WP Engine has not surpassed the other platforms we have used.
Josh Peichoto | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Great for organizations that need a secure and stable web environment but do not want to spend time managing the server themselves. I've had a lot of trouble with many of the shared, budget hosting providers which ultimately led to me exclusively recommending WPEngine to my clients. Most of my clients see the value of the platform and it makes all of our lives easier and worry-free.
Quentin Aisbett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Let me start with the pricing. It's not cheap for the smaller business. Or at least it's more expensive than many others in the marketplace. So if you're a small business and your website isn't an influential asset to your business, then paying for the premium offering may not be the ideal fit. However, if your website plays a role in generating new business or engaging your audience then you should understand the importance of what WP Engine offers and it is a great fit.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WP Engine is well-suited for any organization whether you are small or much larger. Their pricing tiers make them really affordable and competitive. For smaller organizations with fewer staff, their managed hosting solution allows people to focus on content creation and not site maintenance. They also make it extremely easy to upgrade to different solutions via domain name flattening.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WP Engine is a great all-in-one WordPress solution. Their support is by far the best in the industry, giving you 24/7 chat support (with REAL WordPress support) that is matched by no one else in the industry. It's not the best budget solution, but for those with serious WordPress projects, this is the hosting you want. In-person, knowledgable support has bailed me out personally multiple times. They know all things WordPress, including multisite. AWS may be more scalable with the right Engineer setting it up, but if your org isn't there yet, this is a nice go-between.
Jeremy Estes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you have a WordPress website, and you're not a full-time admin, you should be using WP Engine. That's the simplest way to put it. Every other hosting company I've ever used has had WordPress issues to some degree, but never with WP Engine. Now, if you don't have a WordPress site, I imagine you wouldn't get much out of their service.
Alec Dibble | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Collin Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WP Engine support and backend is the best I've ever had to use. They're UX is and Cpanel is clear and modern. The 24-hour chat support and phone support is staffed by technical people and I haven't had an issue yet. Deploying sites and creating staging environment is super fast.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you want to deploy your website in a limited time span then I would must say to go with WP Engine. It’s one of the best service providers which can be configured easily and you don’t need complete project planning to make your website available, rather just few clicks and your website is available for all.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WP Engine is by far my favorite web host I've worked with. Their one-click deploys from staging to production (and vice versa) make pushing large website redesigns and features a breeze. When pushing from staging to production, you have the option to move the entire database contents or just the files alone. This is a big help when pushing content changes live, once they've been approved by the client.
Peter Filias | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you're looking for a high availability site, WP Engine is perfect. If you're constantly tweaking your site and working through development sprints, the backup snapshot functionality along with the staging environments makes this much easier to test.
Will Paccione | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Well suited for the established business owner that relies heavily on their website and gets a lot of traffic. I say established because it's not cheap. We always give the options, however with the WPEngine options that make it so great, it isn't inexpensive. When a client hosts their own website, the costs don't always make sense for them.
Rachel Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I can only speak to managing one website, but WP Engine is great if you're a one-person department. It's so easy to use and they are proactive about letting you know if you have updates that need to be made in WordPress. You don't have to be super web savvy to use it, but it's helpful to know the basics.
Eric Mann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WP Engine is well suited for small to medium businesses who want a managed host to take care of infrastructure while a savvy staff member manages the WordPress installation in-house. WP Engine is not well-suited for companies looking for enterprise-level management (i.e. an account manager to help with WordPress itself) or for those needing custom development work but who lack their own team to conduct such work.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As I have mentioned before, WP Engine is easily the best solution for a WordPress hosting solution. I have previously done simple installs of WordPress to other hosting providers and I have also done complex development on other hosting platforms and they just weren't build WordPress first. If you're using WordPress, use WP Engine.
Tim Colling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
On a multiple-site, multiple-install basis, WPEngine is very fairly priced, for the value that it provides. If you're only hosting one site, the cost is a little higher and therefore harder to sustain on a long term basis.
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