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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.


  1. Mahbuber Rahman says:

    Not too easy to get approved affiliate account and may be better wp hosting. Pretty much fees for hosting.

  2. Michael Cohen says:

    The team at WP Engine is exceptionally responsive. We switched from because expert support, in WordPress, was and IS a top priority. Five stars, no doubt!

  3. David Stroud says:

    I have to say that ‘DAMN’ your support and customer service is good! No, really! I don’t know if you guy’s are spoiling me or that every other hosting service that I have used in 15 years were BAD! The difference so far has been like chalk and cheese.

  4. Martin says:

    Any serious WordPress site needs four things: security, speed, scalability, and service. Usually you can find a company that gives you one or two of these. Occasionally three, almost never four. WP Engine excels at all four. They are not just a hosting company, they are your partners in success. I’m always raving about them and give them my absolute best recommendation. On a scale of one to ten, I give them an eleven!

  5. David V says:

    My site was under attack from a Distributed Denial of Service attack on my old shared host. I was getting 1.5 million requests per hour that took my site down and 20 other sites who were also hosting on the same server. It took the old host three days to identify the problem, and even then offered no real solution. I switched to WP Engine and within hours the DDOS was dealt with *and* my website was loading about four times faster. I definitely recommend WP Engine!

  6. Brad says:

    WP Engine knows how to optimize for WordPress and it shows everyday!

  7. Joe King says:

    The WP Engine support has been excellent. I now see the difference between paying $5 or $10 per month for hosting vs a group that charges $29+ but specializes in WordPress and delivers fast, reliable support. Well worth my investment.

  8. Ivan Blatter says:

    WP Engine is not only a good hosting provider but has also a great and fast support!

  9. JB Sauer says:

    It’s nice to concern ourselves with the content and growth of our blog rather than trying to be our own IT department

  10. Asher Parducci says:

    We had an expensive server that we had to maintain because we needed plugins and scalability. WP Engine let us leave that box, keep our plugins and still scale.

  11. Rob Berns says:

    WP Engine support rocks. Ultimately, you get what you pay for. I know first hand their support rocks, they’ve have tolerated me all this time.

  12. Asham says:

    I self-hosted WordPress for years until I started experiencing crashes every time a post made it to the first page of Hacker News. I switched to WP Engine right before speaking at a major event. Not only did my blog survive the traffic spike, but I’ve doubled the number of subscribers since then and haven’t experienced a single outage yet. It’s nice to pay someone to handle all the hosting BS that we’re no good at. They’re WordPress Pros.

  13. Eric B says:

    WP Engine has amazing customer support, and if you contact these guys for anything. They will respond quickly and friendly. One of WP Engine’s philosophies is, “Kicking ass at your job is the only salesforce we need,” and I think WP Engine exemplifies that.” After all is said and done, WP Engine is a solid host, and now my host of choice for any new web development projects I have

  14. L. MacPherson says:

    After using upwards of 7 different hosting companies plus experiencing many other hosting environments with our clients I can say that for hosting WordPress websites, WP Engine is second to none. All the team are extremely passionate and they are doing amazing things, I’m really keep to see where they are headed.

  15. Brian says:

    Had a client with 100k+ monthly views migrate to @wpengine from shared hosting. Everything went great and they are happy

  16. Mark Smatch says:

    I sure do love working with @wpengine for WordPress hosting. super responsive on customer support. great when you have no in-house staff!

  17. Mason says:

    I knew from the start that the #1 single most important decision would be the hosting provider. There’s loads of options out there and my business partner and I tested several of the key players in the market. Ultimately we went with WP Engine…while not the cheapest option out there, they offer the most impressive list of features. Add to that the quick responses we get from WP Engine’s support team and you’ve got a solid win.

  18. M. Johnson says:

    Today, I am running 100% of this site on WP Engine’s WordPress hosting…and I love it. I seriously can’t rave about these guys enough. If you are in the market for the absolute best WordPress hosting available, then you need to take a look at these guys. They simply offer the best WordPress hosting I know of.

  19. Paul Tyson says:

    I’ve signed up and been blown away by the site speed. Been running WP site for over 3 years with well over 20 sites (although culling this soon) and I’ve never had a better host. The difference in speed alone makes switching to you worthwhile but I know you do a lot more.I first heard of WPE via Woo Themes after the nasty attack they had and they were singing your praises. Very impressed so far.

  20. Nick N says:

    Traditional Hosts: Beware of this new breed of hosting. WP Engine removes the need for a caching plugin. They’re faster than 97% of all websites tested by Pingdom. WP Engine enables your site to be as fast without the optimization tricks. Their support has earned an A+ in my book. The WP Engine staging area is a favorite of my development team, no more developing on a live platform. That gives them a hat trick.

  21. Aaron M says:

    After switching to WP Engine we saw site response times improve drastically from an average of 2100 milliseconds to 210 ms. Our previous host experienced regular outages, but since moving over to WP Engine we’ve seen reliability improve to 99.99% up-time. We would recommend them to any businesses or WordPress users looking for a scalable, responsive and secure hosting solution.

  22. Felix B says:

    We moved to WPEngine because of downtime/sluggish performance that we experienced with the previous hosting provider. Not only do we now have top notch performance, but Google DOUBLED crawl rate, instantly!

  23. Ryan says:

    In a world where milliseconds matter, WPEngine’s unmatched technology delivers WordPress sites at incredible speeds with incredible value. By bringing high technology to the masses, WPEngine is truly a pioneer in the WordPress industry

  24. Mark D says:

    Nothing but positive things for WP Engine. Honestly, it is refreshing to see a service that does deliver on what it promises. There is a reason that we list this service atop our rankings right now! The experiences here have been nothing but positive and there is no beating the lightning speeds that you get here.

  25. Jerry L says:

    I have no doubt that WP Engine is one of the best WordPress hosts in market. Personally I think the recent updates – of not charging on bot visits and increasing support team size, are very positive.

  26. Nicole says:

    We have run many clients on WordPress Engine and have had mixed reviews with our last experience ranging in the “awful” category. DO NOT go to them if you run a high profile client. Use Linode or similar. They use Rackspace for their hosting (which sucks) so any large scale sites will need to go to a better host since they don’t actually manage their own servers. Here are some issues we’ve run into:

    1) Can’t get a db over 700MB or posts records > 50k rows
    2) Cron jobs – forget about it
    3) Any server to server needed to use ssh2 instead of ssh or command line tools

    Just know what you’re getting into.

  27. Brendan Tully says:

    Big fan of WPEngine, we have 100s of client sites running on our WPE environment.

    Pros – high uptime, high performance (sites can handle 100s of visitors at once without nose diving performance), patches are taken care of, CDN is awesome, snapshot and staging site saves our developers 100s of hours of time, site migration plugin makes moving sites easy, support is responsive and 24/7 (a few years ago it wasn’t some there are conflicting things around the web on this)

    Cons – some quirks around SEO which are easily fixable, some plugins not allowed but that’s the price pay for security vs convenience, some quirks around caching if you’re using session cookies on the front end, eg if you’re using woocommerce

    • Dano Manion says:

      I’ve seen this comment about SEO in a few other places, but no direct example of what it is. What are the issues with SEO so that I can be better informed on how to fix them?

  28. Robby says:

    WP Engine is ok. They have different ways of doing things and are a bit limiting. e.g. will not allow certain plugins. The support is responsive and they will work to resolve your problems. I found them nice for the most part.

    They make things seem easier than they are at times, to sell people on their service. e.g. the idea of instant transfer to them as if DNS delay does not exist. They have some poor recommendations at times. e.g. CName instead of A-Records. This sort of thing benefits them but is not best practice as you cant assign an apex domain to a CName. I found this sort of thing would happen often… they really sell people on the idea that their way is easier and better than everyone else, but going so far as ignoring best practices. This is noticable in their caching as well, which is how they get such great numbers in regards to speed, however it is not best practice to cache so aggressively.

    Overall, they are decent. I did not find support any better than other places and was often just thrown a link to a website page when I was searching for answers that intended to dig a bit deeper. The speeds are a bit of an illusion. All said, the pricing is a bit high when you get down to reality.

    • Greg says:

      WPE is over-rated. They have a lot of issues that people not in the know are unaware of. The canonical name wpengine.c causes double indexing on google and DESTROYS SEO. If you try to point the name back to your domain you run into issues with looping. They also force a no index in robots.txt without alerting anyone of doing so. This disallow gets copied over to the live site causing your site to not be indexed by google. Again DESTROYING your SEO. They added this disallow to solve the problem of double indexing, which does not work anyway because google still indexes it (the correct way is to use htaccess). So in the end the site winds up not being indexed and gets points against it from google.

      If you approach them with any issue, they blame it on the developer. This is so they can sell you developer services, getting your current developer fired. Imagine your coding a website for someone and someone comes in when you are not looking and puts a disallow on the site. You know the default is to only disallow the admin panel and you never created a robots.txt file, nor do you even have access to the robots.txt file from the sftp. As far as you are concerned it does not exist. You then get a call from your client screaming saying that they spoke with WPE who says it is a common mistake by a rookie developer. As far as I am concerned the only person responsible for the disallow is the person who puts it there. You cant force code and not take responsibility. What other code has been forced that the developer will get blamed for?

      We have slower speeds with WPE in comparison to a cheaper route with a collo or digitalocean. Also if you run ads on your site, they have no solution for you. You still need to find a host for your ads, in which case you might as well host wp there as well. Its that or allow yourself to be a part of the game where WPE steals clients with shady business practices that hurt not just the developers but also their own customers.

      The site I worked on had great SEO until switching to WPE. The site speeds slow to a crawl at certain points of the day. Not surprising since you are sharing the server with many other sites and they are tightly managing your percentage of that server. Any large spike that happens and you cant serve those requests. They just cant get to it fast enough. They were honest about this from the beginning so kudos to them for not hiding this.

      Overall, I do not have all the answers to why we experienced such a large SEO hit. We came from a very fast server and a noticeable slowdown can be seen on analytics once we switched to WPE. This along with the canonical name issue and forced disallow done behind the developers back has definitely not been good for us.

      All this said, for someone starting out with less than 80k views a month, WPE may work just fine. If you have high traffic and want to have control over your sites SEO, rather than being grouped into decisions made for hundreds of thousands of sites which may not be right for you, look elsewhere.

      • Tinelle Louis says:

        Thank you for this review. I have always been curious, but never used it on any of my clients site’s because I wasn’t sure. I do believe some people have liked it, but it depends on what they’re needs are. Based on your comment I will pass.

      • Catherine says:

        My experience is similar to Greg’s. I think WPE is great for people who don’t really “get” WP, but WPE actually refuses to support the file system customization I usually do. You *must* use wp-content to use their system, if you change your content directory, they won’t support it. I wonder how people using skeleton work with them?

        And yeah, they like to blame the “rookie developer”. I don’t think 9 years of almost exclusively WP custom plugin and theme development makes me a “rookie”, but hey, what do I know…I want to change my directory structure. I must be insane.

  29. Neil Patel says:

    Wpengine has its own benefits as well as cons. I used it and it worked pretty well for me.

  30. John says:

    Following are some cons that I experienced with WPengine
    I am pretty experience in WordPress, and have tons of experience on Hosting companies… wpengine is just not right hosting company for experience users.

    – slow ftp upload speed (i am using 11mbps internet upload speed ISP, so i know)
    – site migration (nightmare and confusing)
    – not 24/7 customer support
    – limited control and options in dashboard.
    – display their ads on people ‘s website without permission…

  31. Jack Venturi says:

    I have used quite a few big name hosting companies through the years but they were all the hosting companies that sell their service by price and with the 99.9% uptime promise which is usually pure BS. After years of issues with downtime over an hour at a time slow speed spells and tech support totally denying there was a problem, I switched my main WordPress site which is a life insurance website to WP Engine. The change was like going from driving a Pinto to a Mercedes Benz. I now have consistent super speed, great security which is a major factor for a WordPress site and a team of people that handle all of the updates and actually maintain the website. They even keep track of everyones plugins to make sure none of the plugins are prone to problems that consume heavy resources or become security risks. The only thing I can say is you get what you pay for. I wish I new about these people years ago. It could have saved me a ton of aggravation. When you think of the thousands of dollars you can invest into website design, it only makes good sense to use good hosting. A hosting company can either make or break a nice website.

  32. Rebecca says:

    WP Engine seriously has the best support out there. They are always professional and get back to you quickly. I host a couple of ecommerce sites with them and it is well worth the money for the peace of mind. Having the staging site is so helpful and easy to use instead of having to set up and maintain a separate dev site myself. The daily restore points and being able to make manual restore points has helped me out tremendously when I’ve accidentally broken things lol It really does feel like having an army of WordPress experts at your side. I highly recommend them!

    • Keith Brenner says:

      I am thinking of using them for a client who uses woocommerce for his ecommerce site. What ecom program are you using and could you please provided a link to your sites. I want to see how fast they are?

      Thank you,


  33. Steve says:

    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.

  34. Greg Turner says:

    I would be careful about saying that WPEngine makes a site practically hacker proof. Because the user has to do their part, too. And if they don’t, like using an easy password into admin, well, the site can be hacked. And WPEngine can not prevent that. Other than that, I love WPEngine.

    • Editorial Staff says:

      Agreed which is why we used the word practically. Theoretically all websites can be hacked :) But WPEngine does monitor and prevent a lot of server related hacks.

    • Mike says:

      WPEngine requires users to use a strong password. You can’t even set up a user with a “medium” strength password. Just saying :)

  35. Shalom says:

    I switched to WPEngine, they are professional, when I call they answer the phone (even on their cell), and I feel they listen to their customers. The only thing they promise is to work hard, and I think they’ve kept their word.

  36. Thomas says:

    WP engine and its support staff have been the best in the industry and I can say this as a user of Pagely, web synthesis and Zippy kid so I do know what good support is and I will tell anybody that wants to know is that WPEngine has the best support.

  37. Jean says:

    I highly recommend WP Engine’s managed WordPress hosting services. Uptime has been excellent, and the guys at support have always gone out of their way to help me whenever I had any questions or trouble with the site.

  38. Mason says:

    I spent the first 6 months of this year researching WP Engine,, and ZippyKid as potential hosting providers for build my service platform at WP Valet. After 6 months, I ultimately went with WP Engine

  39. Tim says:

    I’ve worked with various hosting providers over the years and WPEngine has provided, by miles, the best support ever. They helped us improve the management and quality of our site massively, particularly through the suggestions surrounding management of staging environments, spam signups/rogue traffic reduction and general maintenance. Furthermore, our site is running smoother than ever, despite continuing to grow in size.

    – Tim

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