Everyone who is the slightest involved in the web development world knows WordPress. It`s a well established CMS possibly the most famous one of them all. Over time hosting companies have realized that not everyone who wants a website hosted is necessarily a professional developer, therefore came up with the idea of Managed WordPress hosting.
What is managed WordPress hosting?
Support and customer service are also first-class, with 24/7 phone support and a dedicated Customer Experience Operations team, your queries will be answered in no time. Enterprise-level customers receive a consultative one-on-one onboarding experience as well.
WP Engine is by far the most well established and most reliable company for this kind of hosting service. Their hosting plans include awesome performance optimization, managed updates, 1-click staging environment on every site, Git and SFTP connections, automated backups, and WordPress core updates.
Premium WordPress themes and Genesis framework are included in WP Engine plans
If all this would not be enough to convince you to choose WP engine, maybe the 36+ premium WordPress themes (including the Genesis Framework) worth over 2000$ which come free with any hosting service bought with them will. Every theme is search-engine-optimized and Gutenberg ready, helping to simplify the content design and editing process even further.
WP Engine includes a CDN (content delivery network) as standard, making its hosting even faster. Websites tested on WP Engine servers have shown fantastic Loading Times and performed extremely well on the Load Impact Test as well as compared to other hosting providers.
The price is not the cheapest but I hope you are starting to understand why. One feature I find absolutely amazing is the 1 click to multisite system. What this means basically is that if you are running out of WordPress installations on your plan you can switch to multisite WordPress, meaning you have multiple websites under one WordPress Dashboard, with plugins, themes media library, etc. shared, and thus not having to spend extra for updating your plan.
As you can probably tell, I am one of the very satisfied customers of WP Engine, but of course, like everything, Wp Engine might not be for everyone so here’s a list of Pro`s and Con`s, just to have a clear view of the whole of the package. Pro`s would be, Security, Speed, Reliability, and Expert Support. Con`s would be some disallowed plugins, which are blocked for very good reasons like duplicating some of WP Engines features or would cause a very high server load. No Domain Registration, which really is just an inconvenience of not having everything under one hood. And the higher cost but as I am trying to explain in this whole article you get what you pay for, in a good way.
As a summary, anyone who is looking for a premium quality hosting experience for their WordPress website be it a single landing page or the most complex e-commerce platform ever created and is willing to chip in for the best quality, should not look any further than WP Engine.