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OVERALL RATING 4.5 / 5.0
★★★★★
Features 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of Use 4.9 / 5.0
Pricing 4.5 / 5.0
Reliability & Support 4.8 / 5.0
Customer Reviews 3 reviews
Ryan Frankel

Hosting Expert:

WPEngine is a WordPress-only host that specializes in providing scalable, secure, and high-performance hosting, which suits everyone — from beginners to seasoned developers. In addition to bare-bones WP hosting, they offer amazing features like 1-click restore points, a staging area(!), CDN, and their own in-RAM caching.

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Best Overall Rating

4.5
★★★★★

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Ryan Frankel

Ryan Frankel (HostingAdvice.com):

“We absolutely adore WPEngine as a hosting company, but there's one huge reason we can't recommend it to everyone: it's for WordPress users only. If you are a WordPress user, then read on! If not, you'll want to try one of our other recommendations.

If you care enough about your WordPress site — its security, scalability, load time, and uptime — to spend $29 per month on it, then WPEngine should be your web host from here forward. It's really that simple.

While WPEngine's price tag may scare off newbies, those who know WordPress will tell you just how impressive (and necessary) WPEngine's proprietary platform is. Always updated with the latest hardware to maximize server performance, WPEngine boasts a market-leading software layer built exclusively for WordPress users. This includes their own caching system to ensure your site is super-quick for visitors, a 1-click staging area, and constant security monitoring to ward off hackers.

For newbies, installing a WordPress theme and getting a site up and running couldn't be easier. For more advanced folks like myself, things like 1-click development staging areas, integration with Git, multiple server locations, CDN compatibility, and a ton of other niceties can't be beat. These features make that $29 monthly price worthwhile, compared to what the "cheap" hosts give you.”

  • WordPress-exclusive hosting
  • Easy, built-in caching, staging, and security monitoring
  • 1-click WordPress install
  • Use code BESTWPHOST2015 for 50% off first month
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Get started on WPEngine now.
Money Back Guarantee
60 days
Disk Space
10GB - 30GB
Domain Name
New or Existing
Hosting Plans
Ryan Frankel

Ryan Frankel (HostingAdvice.com): This rating is not available yet. We haven't evaluated WPEngine for the "Cheap" option yet as they do not currently offer this type of hosting service. We're always working to keep our reviews up-to-date so check back later!

Does WPEngine already offer the "Cheap" option? Let us know.

Ryan Frankel

Ryan Frankel (HostingAdvice.com): This rating is not available yet. We haven't evaluated WPEngine for the "Dedicated" option yet as they do not currently offer this type of hosting service. We're always working to keep our reviews up-to-date so check back later!

Does WPEngine already offer the "Dedicated" option? Let us know.

Ryan Frankel

Ryan Frankel (HostingAdvice.com): This rating is not available yet. We haven't evaluated WPEngine for the "VPS" option yet as they do not currently offer this type of hosting service. We're always working to keep our reviews up-to-date so check back later!

Does WPEngine already offer the "VPS" option? Let us know.

WordPress Rating

4.6
★★★★★

Price:

Setup Time:

Ryan Frankel

Ryan Frankel (HostingAdvice.com):

“Do you care enough about your WordPress site — its security, scalability, load time, and uptime — to spend $29 per month on it? If you answered "yes," then WPEngine should be your web host from here forward. It's really that simple.

While WPEngine's price tag will scare off many, those who know WordPress will tell you just how impressive (and necessary) WPEngine's proprietary platform is. Always updated with the latest hardware to maximize server performance, WPEngine boasts a market-leading software layer built exclusively for WordPress users. This includes their own caching system to ensure your site is super-quick for visitors, a 1-click staging area, and constant security monitoring to ward off hackers.

For newbies, installing a WordPress theme and getting a site up and running couldn't be easier. For more advanced folks like myself, things like 1-click development staging areas, integration with Git, multiple server locations, CDN compatibility, and a ton of other niceties can't be beat. These features make that $29 monthly price well worth it compared to what the "cheap" hosts give you.

Plus, there's my personal favorite feature: the built-in caching system. This allows WPEngine sites to outperform almost all other WordPress sites without the use of plugins. This means you can focus more on your content and design and let the experts at WPEngine focus on ridiculously great performance.”

  • Enterprise-level WordPress hosting
  • Built-in caching, staging, and security monitoring
  • Unlimited data transfer
  • Daily backups and 1-click restore
  • Use code BESTWPHOST2015 for 50% off first month
  • Get started on WPEngine now.
Money Back Guarantee
60 days
Disk Space
10GB - 30GB
Domain Name
New or Transfer
Hosting Plans
Ryan Frankel

Ryan Frankel (HostingAdvice.com): This rating is not available yet. We haven't evaluated WPEngine for the "Website Builder" option yet as they do not currently offer this type of hosting service. We're always working to keep our reviews up-to-date so check back later!

Does WPEngine already offer the "Website Builder" option? Let us know.

Features

(5.0 / 5.0)

The Fastest WordPress Hosting

  • WPEngine has three datacenters (US, UK, and Japan), so your server can be close to your customers. This dramatically speeds up the delivery of your dynamic content.
  • Their EverCache technology handles page, database, and object caching automatically, so you don't have to fuss with any caching plugins.
  • They utilize in-RAM caching and have a CDN to make sure your static content is delivered as quickly as possible.

Ultimate Scalability

  • Unlike most other hosts, WPEngine does not limit your data transfer. That means serving up large images, videos, and files is of no concern to you.
  • Their hardware is top-of-the-line and is constantly being improved to bring you the best service possible.
  • In addition to great hardware, they provide hardware quotas to make sure that sites can handle large traffic spikes with ease. Where most hosts would struggle to keep up, WPEngine can handle the traffic.

Security, Security, Security

  • If you have ever owned a website, you understand the vital importance of security, especially coming from your web hosting provider.
  • WPEngine's experts, being WordPress experts as well, not only block the typical attacks on websites, but they ensure WPEngine sites are more resilient to WordPress-specific attacks.
  • The WPEngine team automatically scans for malware, and they even guarantee that if your site is hacked, they will fix it for free.

Amazing Development Tools

  • WPEngine really sets the bar high with their development tools. Our favorite is their 1-click staging area. WordPress has long been hampered by the lack of a "try before it goes live" development area and WPEngine has solved this issue. We can't speak highly enough about this feature.
  • In addition, single-click restore points and Git version control round out their amazing development tools.

Ease of Use

(4.9 / 5.0)
Simple Account Dashboard
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Looks Just Like WordPress
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Based on our experience with WPEngine, we found the interface to be incredibly straightforward and the team was a pleasure. Their customer dashboard is incredibly responsive, fast, and simple to navigate. It is obvious that WPEngine has focussed on having a modern site and showing off their ease-of-use in every aspect of their business. Once our site was launched, we were in the typical wp-admin area of WordPress and were able to get a wait time of only 42 milliseconds for our first byte. I probably don't have to tell you this, but that is extremely fast!

Pricing

(4.5 / 5.0)

"Personal" Plan

"Professional" Plan

"Business" Plan

While at first glance WPEngine seems expensive, it turns out that they are extremely competitively priced for the amazing hosting. For most sites, the "Personal" plan is more than enough and all of their plans include all of their technology. The main difference between their plans is the amount of visitors you can have coming to your site (ranging from 25K to millions per month), the amount of WordPress installs (ranging from 1-25+), and the amount of local storage (10GB - 30+GB). Their WordPress expertise really puts them at the top of the food chain if you want to run a WordPress site.

Reliability & Support

(4.8 / 5.0)

With a 99.95% Service Availability guarantee, WPEngine has above-average reliability. Their support portal provides nice access to a knowledge base for the most commonly asked questions about their service, migration, and typical WordPress problems. In addition, they are available via online chat, phone, and a ticketing system. What is really nice is that the folks that are helping you are WordPress experts and can almost always help point you in the right direction. They're also really friendly!

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24/7 Phone, Chat, Knowledge Base, and Ticket System

Customer Reviews (3)

★★★★★

Review by Daniel Lima from WPBeginner.com

WPEngine is VIP WordPress hosting. Their hassle-free hosting offers fast and robust servers that can handle anything. Your website is practically hacker proof, and their mind-blowing customer service makes you feel like king. They offer automatic security updates, daily backups, one-click restore points, automatic caching, top-tier security, one-click staging area, and more. WPEngine is like having an army of WordPress experts on your side for assistance. Brands like HTC, FourSquare, SoundCloud, Balsamiq, and many others use WPEngine for their WordPress hosting (Just sayin'). If you are a business who do not want to deal with the technical side of running your blog, then WPEngine is the solution for you.

★★★★★

Review by Jana Veliskova from ReviewSignal.com

A+ for service, WP Engine I learned the hard way when one of my sites hosted elsewhere was down and I had to deal with subpar customer care.

★★★★★

Review by Steve from WPBeginner.com

WP Engine is awesome.I have a number of sites hosted with them.Super fast, easy backup/restore, staging area to play with changes, and fantastic support.Hosting is definitely an area where you tend to get what you pay for.If you have a site that you really care about or that you’re trying to actually make money with, then WP Engine is a no-brainer and absolutely worth it.

The Rundown

Ryan Frankel

Ryan Frankel

Hosting Expert:

To recap, here's a rundown of what WPEngine has to offer

If you are looking to run a WordPress site and performance is a big deal to you, look no further then WPEngine. Their state-of-the-art technology, including hardware and software, is second to none. In addition, their support includes WordPress experts that can provide guidance and expertise instead of just creating support tickets. We found our experience with WPEngine to be outstanding, and their service was both snappy and simple to use.

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Overall Rating

4.5 / 5.0
★★★★★