WPEngine reviews below is according to both our personal hosting experience and a great many of verified feedbacks we have collected from their customers, which is designed to show whether the company is worth going. This review is written from price, features, popular scripts compatibility, reliability, performance, technical support.
As a new web hosting provider founded in 2010, WPEngine is one of web hosts that only focus on managed hosting service, trusted by millions of webmasters around the world. In below, we have listed the advantages of this company to explain why it can be so popular within such a short period.
In terms of website security, WPEngine has never disappointed any of their customers. The company has leveraged the power of firewall to block tens of thousands of malicious attacks and update the system constantly to make sure that the newest attacks are addressed, which protects the hosted websites from any damage. Moreover, the company automatically backs up the files and databases of the hosted websites every day.
100% Popular Scripts Compatibility
The company offers unlimited monthly data transfer and the LargeFS system to enable customers to get enough space to run their websites without any additional cost effectively. Moreover, WPEngine provides all the technical requirements for running websites smoothly and stably, such as the latest version of PHP, Apache, MySQL and suPHP support. In addition, PHP memory-limit is set at 128 MB which is sufficient to meet the demands of supporting a complex website.
Satisfying Reliability & Performance
With the 3 international data centers that are located in US, Asia and Europe, WPEngine always provides customers with fast hosting speed and good uptime. In addition, in their data centers, they utilize hundreds of high performance servers that come with top-notch RAM caching, hardware, RAID storage, memory and max-out. Moreover, the optional content delivery network service makes the webpage loading speed much faster.
Although WPEngine is quite quality and professional in managed hosting service, it also has many advantages when compared with some other famous and reliable hosting service providers. Learn the cons of this company as below.
Extremely High Price
This company has released 3 managed hosting plans, which are named as Personal, Professional and Business, and priced at $29/mo, $99/mo and $249/mo. However, the average rate of managed hosting service is about $50 mo. Therefore, WPEngine is a little expensive for a majority of webmasters.
Limited Websites & Local Storage
Another disadvantage of this company has set a lot of restrictions in storage, hosted websites and visits per month. Personal Plan allows just 1 website, 25,000 visits per month, and 10 GB local storage; Professional Plan supports 10 website, 100,000 visits per month and 20 GB local storage; Business Plan allows 25 websites, 400,000 visits per month and 30 GB local storage. If customers want more website or local space, they have to pay more additional fees.
What’s more, WPEngine doesn’t offer any email address, although email service is an important part of web hosting service.
Common Technical Support
This company only allows customers going with the Pro and Business plans to enjoy the 24/7 phone support. Other people can solely get the “emergency” phone service. Besides, unlike many other web hosts that provide the live chat support at any time, WPEngine only offers this service from 9am to 6 pm cst during the working days(Monday to Friday).
From the pros and cons of WPEngine we have listed above, it can be seen that this company is not really worth going for the limitations, high price and poor support, although the services they offer are reliable, fast, secure and 100% compatible with popular scripts.
In the 10 years, we have reviewed more than 100 web hosting companies and found several web hosts that are very qualified in managed hosting service, among which BlueHost, InMotion and HostGator are the most popular and reputed. In below, we have made a table to show the main features the 3 companies provide.