If you can spare the money, it's worth it
February 25, 2021

If you can spare the money, it's worth it

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Kinsta

My organization is currently using Kinsta to run one vital news website in our organization. Due to the nature of the site, (related to human rights in certain areas of the world), we needed a Wordpress host that boasted the best in security as we expect it to be targeted by hackers. Some of our previous Wordpress sites had experienced downtime due to DDOS attacks. We knew the current site we're hosting on Kinsta was a prime target, and their product description detailed their hardened security, firewalls and steps they take against DDOS attacks, so we decided to make the jump to Kinsta.
  • Easy to use admin interface
  • Easy and quick to deploy a Wordpress website
  • Easy to enable and disable features, such as caching, htaccess redirect rules, etc
  • Clearing pricing tiers
  • It would be nice to be able to browse the file system in the web interface, similar to how Plesk does it
  • More in-depth analytics (breakdown by country, demo graph, etc)
  • Our website was up and running in less than a day
  • Despite not doing a huge advertising drive yet (we're still not ready at the moment), we've noticed a steady increase of organic visitors to the site, at least by 30%, which still isn't a lot in overall numbers at the moment, but that is expected
  • Cost is higher, so we've had to separate a budget just for Kinsta
Our other websites are hosted on a variety of services. The majority are on an onsite host in Texas. The rest are distributed between Linode and DigitalOcean. The nice things about our onsite host and Linode and DigitalOcean is that we have complete control over our servers, our security, and what we're deploying. Costs are also much cheaper.

However, it takes longer to deploy a web application due to having to configure everything from the ground up. And with Linode and DigitalOcean, depending on your traffic and your server configuration, costs can go up and down unexpectedly.

Kinsta, on the other hand, is extremely easy to use, both in their admin interface and deploying a site quickly. You don't have to worry about configuring anything, including security. You can set it up and never worry about the backend again, as Kinsta takes care of it all, even updating Wordpress. However, be aware the costs are much higher for everything you're getting.

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If you want to get a Wordpress website up and running quickly, easily, but don't have time to manage the security, harden the server, configure MySQL/MariaDB, or implement a caching system like Varnish. Also, be aware that Kinsta is more expensive than comparable solutions.

However, if you want granular control over your server or your low on funds, [Kinsta] may not be the best option.