About WP Engine
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by more than 120,000 customers across 150 countries. The company’s premium managed hosting platform provides the performance and reliability required by the biggest brands in the world, while remaining affordable and intuitive. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in Brisbane, Australia; Limerick, Ireland; London, England; Omaha, Nebraska; San Antonio, Texas and San Francisco, Calif.
WP Engine plans are designed to perform with the amount of traffic as promised, when the bandwidth levels are in the low to mid-low range. Once bandwidth exceeds this threshold, multiple effects occur:
1. Slow Performance. When used in excess, bandwidth is a burden on page speed.
2. Traffic Spikes Impacted. More bandwidth equals less successful page loads during a spike.
3. More Data Transferred Per Visit. Page size should be as minimal as possible.
4. E-Mail Relay Delayed. Excess bandwidth will reduce e-mail deliveries.
Page load speeds averaged 331 ms
Server Response Time
Google reports that the best practice is to keep your loading times at three seconds or less. Findings show that when loading times go from one to three seconds, the probability of a bounce (a user leaving right away) increases by 32%.
For pages that take five seconds or more to load, the probability of a bounce increases by 90%. If you want to retain visitors rather than driving them away, therefore, you need to strive for average loading times of less than three seconds (and ideally quicker than that).
WordPress at scale means two different things:
1) Scaling an application or website for traffic growth and
2) Allocating additional infrastructure for planned and unplanned traffic spikes. Scaling up to handle the load and down to control costs is a delicate balance, and we handle this for hundreds of thousands of websites across thousands of servers so they can scale seamlessly from 10 hits per minute to hundreds of millions of hits overnight.
Strong security measures enable website protection while running your website at peak performance. Understanding the WP Engine security measures will give you the freedom to develop and operate your website within the scope of our secured environment.
1. Free Genesis framework and over 35 StudioPress themes
2. Access to 24/7 chat support
3. The ability 2 transfer websites
4. Access to a global CDN
5. Page performance optimization features
6. A free bundled SSL certificate
7. Access to development, staging, and production environments
WP engine doesn’t provide Email Features
WP Engine has datacenters located all over the globe through both Google and AWS. These datacenters are in:
2. South Carolina
Support is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can choose to get support through:
1 Live Chat
3 Phone (not the lowest plan).
Control Panel and User Interface
Since WP Engine only provides managed WordPress hosting, they don’t provide a standard control panel like cPanel or Plesk. Instead, they use a proprietary control panel.
The interface is clean and intuitive. The control panel is well-organized with a list of navigation links to the left. From the control panel you can access your CDN, sites, backup points and migration tools and more.
Money back guarantee
WP Engine does not lock customers into long-term contracts. They allow you to choose a monthly plan that allows you to cancel your plan every month.
Additionally, they offer a 60-day money-back guarantee for new customers. However, this refund only applies to hosting services.
|SUPPORT||24/7 Live Chat, Email and Phone|
|BANDWIDTH||50GB, 200GB, 500GB per month|
|STORAGE||10GB, 20GB, 50GB, 100 GB|
|SITE TRANSFER||Free Site Migration|
|MONEY BACK POLICY||60-day money back guarantee|
Hosting Prices and Plans
The Pros and Cons of WP Engine
- WordPress-specific support
- Fast, stable servers
- Free CDN, SSL, and themes
- Automatic site backups
- Relatively expensive
- No email support
- Some limits on plugins