If you’re a regular reader of WP Sites, you would know how fast this site loads.
It wasn’t always the case and the last 2 years, excluding the last few months, have been horrible as far as site speed and hosting go.
There’s only one i can honestly say has been outstanding and its WPEngine.
The owner of WordPress, Automattic backed WPEngine to the tune of $1.2 million last year so i guess they also think they’re the best web hosting provider for WordPress.
No level of VPS or Pro Shared accounts comes close based on my experience and the personal plan WPEngine offer is actually cheaper than VPS.
If you simply want to focus on publishing great content without having to learn how to speed up and secure your site, this is what the guys at WPEngine will do for you when you become a client.
Here’s what you get:
- Managed Upgrades
- Daily Backups
- One Click Restore Points
- Enterprise Architecture
- No Caching Plugins
- International Data Centre’s
- Top Shelf Hardware
- Firewall & Malware Scanning
- Expert WordPress Support
- Optional CDN
Hosting Multiple Sites
One question which gets asked fairly often is about hosting more than one site on the personal plan.
The cost of hosting multiple sites more than triples compared to the personal plan.
What i do is host my main site on a personal plan and my smaller blogs on a shared host.
This way the cost is affordable and even less than VPS where you can host unlimited sites depending on the amount of resources you need.
Migrating to WPEngine
WP Sites offer a migration service to WPEngine.
Alternatively, you can move your database content & files to WPEngine yourself.
WPEngine also offer a free trial so you can try them for 60 days risk free.