WP Engine

When you expect a rapid, powerful, and highly secured web hosting service, the WP Engine tops the list. They offer Linux based premium WordPress hosting service along with impressive and useful supporting features. WP engine is an experienced company serving customers across 140 countries. Customized plans are also offered for large businesses and mission-critical websites according to their specific needs.

Regular plans offered

STARTUP @ $25/month and $300/yr

They provide three types of shared hosting plans.

  • 1 site
  • 25,000 visits/month
  • 10GB local storage
  • 50GB bandwidth/month

GROWTH @ $95/month and $1150/yr.

  • 10 sites
  • 100,000 visits/month
  • 20GB local storage
  • 200GB bandwidth/month

SCALE @ $241/month and $2900/yr.

  • 30 sites
  • 400,000 visits/month
  • 50GB local storage
  • 500GB bandwidth/month

There are many distinct features included in the plan. Some of them are

  1. Genesisframework
  2. 35+ StudioPress Themes
  3. Transferable sites
  4. Automated SSL certificates
  5. Large FS
  6. Global CDN
  7. PHP 7.4 ready
  8. Page performance etc

The extras

  • Smart plugin Manager
  • Global Edge Security
  • Genesis Pro
  • Geo-Target
  • Additional sites
  • WordPress Multisite

Apart from the free and Add-ons listed above, few more features are provided that change with the plans you opt for. Unlike many of the shared hosting services, WP Engine is equipped with all the updated technical environment and support structure to deliver uninterrupted hosting services to millions of clients simultaneously. This provides a steady and secure website to the customers. Exploring a little further will reveal more useful aspects of the hosting service to understand WP Engine better.

Merits

  1. The uptime of 99.95% offers high performance with the constant availability of the network. This ensures the smooth working of websites while supporting backend tasks.
  2. One-click installation, automatic updates of plugins. Resourced well to optimize the WordPress hosting services.
  3. StudioPress themes and Genesis Framework included in all the plans. The themes comprise a wide variety of list that is suitable for most of the businesses.
  4. Automatic everyday backup helps in storing the information safely and retrieving them when needed. If anything goes wrong with the website backed up core files, plugins and databases are available instantly.
  5. The development, staging, and production environment allow you to change and test before the final application. They are also beneficial during website transfer.
  6. WP Engine offers Global CDN (content delivery network) to expedite the loading times. The CDN allows a static website to be cached by servers. This in turn helps the client to access your website faster with the cached data.
  7. The geo-Target tool helps in delivering content based on the clients' location. Any customer visiting your website can acquire information like posts and pages defined for their geographical location.
  8. Resourced with three data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia to serve millions of businesses around the globe.
  9. WP Engine provides a well-shielded security system to guarantee clients' website is free from malicious attacks. Global Edge Security suit, SSL, SFTP, SSH Gateway, PHP, and many other specific features are put into action to ensure the utmost security of your website. Post hack fixing is also done free of cost by Sucuri.
  10. Customer support and service available 24/7 through phone, email, or chat. Supporting agents are knowledgeable enough to resolve issues on time. For further technical help, you can approach the nearest resource center. They have 19 server locations partnered with a google cloud platform to support widespread clients.
  11. WP Engine offers 60 days money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied. A full refund is given.

Demerits

  1. Domain registration is not done by WP Engine. The customer has to register their domain with some other company.
  2. Restrictions to install certain plugins like cache, backup and few more as that will interrupt the website performance.
  3. They do not offer email services.
  4. Affordability is another major factor one should consider. The plans are costly when compared to other hosting services. Small and medium businesses find it to be highly-priced. Further, the discount is applied only on the yearly package and resumes to regular charges after renewal.

Though offering services at a higher price WP Engine has a technically sound platform and experienced team. The value for your investment can be obtained in the form of efficient resources and consistent support.

WP Engine proves to be an effective player with several hosting options for any type of business.

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