I have been working with eCommerce clients via my company Insiteful for many years now. During this time, we have used hundreds of hosts … Many of whom leave a lot to be desired.
We have however been using WP Engine for around 12 months now and have also been recommending them to our WordPress clients and without a doubt, they’re hands down the best WordPress host, we’ve ever used.
What Is WP Engine Hosting?
… Watch this video, or keep ‘on reading!
You can also watch this video on YouTube here: Paul Warren’s Video Review.
WP Engine is a website hosting company. They specialise in hosting websites that are built on the WordPress platform.
It’s a super tuned racing engine providing power and motion to your WordPress website.
Let’s look at it this way for a moment.
Other web hosting companies are running their websites with a four cylinder 1.6L engine. These engines may have a turbo charger and may be using premium unleaded fuel, but they lack guts.
The contrast is WP Engine are running their websites with a gutsy V8 6L engine, designed for Formula One!
You get what I’m saying right?
Why Are WPEngine Faster?
If your website is going to be fast and reach more people, it needs to scale well and that depends on how cache-able it is.
WP Engine system architecture has been designed to be best in class. Highly redundant systems ensure that your WordPress site remains fast, scale-able and secure. And this is because the architecture has been built on EverCache®.
EverCache® is one of the most scale-able WordPress caching mechanisms available today.
The Benefits Of WP Engine To You
The harsh reality is that your website visitors are impatient! They don’t have time to wait for your website to load up in 6 seconds flat!
Your visitors expect your web pages to be on the screen faster than a blink of an eye. You could have the best looking website in the world! But if it takes more than a few seconds to load they will never see it, because they have already left.
And where have they gone?
Well sadly for you, they’ve gone to check out the next website. And if that one loads up right away, you’ve just lost out to your competition!
With WP Engine, your website visitors will be staying put. Compared to other hosts, your website will run four to six times faster with WPEngine.
That’s because of their unique front end technology. Every WP Engine customer benefits from the same robust, enterprise-grade software technology stack. You always get an efficient, scale-able, secure WordPress experience. Whether you have a personal account or a dedicated enterprise solution.
Excite Your Customers With A Website They Never Have To Wait For
WP Engine is specifically designed for scale-able WordPress hosting. WP Engine’s proprietary front end is built on thousands of carefully designed rules. They are continually audited and adjusted for maximum performance.
These rule sets determine how content is served for the fastest load times. They also determine which traffic is blocked for security reasons.
WP Engine caching mechanism also dramatically reduces server load.
It doesn’t serve your static content from the back end. And the reason is that this can be slow so. Instead WP Engine serves this content from their front end system. The result is that WP Engine can handle high levels of concurrent traffic.
The reasons we recommend them are vast but here are the main ones as follows:
It super easy to sign-up and migrate your site over to WPEngine & all your plugins. I can’t actually remember any clients ever having any issues. It is very straight forward, even for the non-tech savvy.
2. WP Engine respond really quickly to support requests and you can also reach them via the phone / Skype if you need to.
Email me for the top secret phone number!
This is one of the main reason we recommend WP Engine. So many times we have asked for support from hosting companies that claim the world then … the clock ticks by as we wait for a response. WP Engine have real-time chat so you can chat to someone straight away, they respond to email quickly and when we have called we have waited literally no more than one minute!
They are happy, friendly and actually resolve the problem! In the past, we have waited so long, or not received a satisfactory resolution that our team has had to try and resolve the issues themselves.
3. WP Engine may not be the cheapest WordPress hosting available (though they aren’t the most expensive either) but this is due to the technology that they use. They run regular and automatic backups, disaster recovery, a sophisticated cache system to make sure your visitors don’t have to wait for your website to load. Plus their content delivery network (CDN) is one of the best in the world.
4. Security: We haven’t experienced an issue yet and based on everything I know about WordPress, that is more than likely because WP Engine are super pro-active in protecting sites, before would be hackers even get a chance to do any nasty stuff to your site!
5. WordPress consultants recommend WP Engine. Insiteful members of WP Elevation (run by the world famous, Troy Dean) (hey Troy!). WP Elevation is a large WordPress consultancy group, full of WordPress professionals. So many of the members in there, are highly experienced WordPress professionals and many of them recommend WP Engine also … Numbers don’t lie!
On A Final Note!
I can’t recommend WP Engine highly enough. If you’re looking for a rock solid WordPress host, or a killer WooCommerce host, then look no further than WP Engine.
If you would like me to make an introductory to my contact at WP Engine, please shoot me an email, or add me on Facebook.
Alternatively, you can click on this link and head on over and sign up for yourself.
That Bonus Offer!
Lastly, if you do sign up using my sign link. (here). Drop me an email and I’ll send you a $50 iTunes or Amazon voucher.
Disclaimer: I am a WPEngine partner so I get paid based on people signing up to WP Engine, having said that, I’m not in the business of recommending bad hosting companies and my reputation is very important to me, so make your own decision, once you’ve read this article, read some reviews and you’ve done your own research.
Last Updated: 02/07/2016.