WP Engine Review 2020

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Introduction

WP Engine, as can be deduced from its name, is a web hosting service that is exclusive to and completely optimized with the content manager’s own tools. It currently has more than 30,000 customers and is present in approximately 120 countries around the world. The company was founded in 2011 and since then, its growth has been rapid, positioning itself as one of the best-known companies in this market.

In addition to the basic installation tools, it has different resources such as updates, themes, designs, plugins, etc. Everything you need to start your site on.

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To summarize the following are the key elements of WP Engine

  • Custom Control Panel: WP Engine does not use a traditional and common control panel, but has its own panel from which all modifications can be made, it adheres to 1-click installations, automatic security updates, domain configurations, etc.
  • Technical Support: The support works 24 hours a day, with trained representatives and experts to answer all your questions.
  • Cache: The cache is its own and integrated within the web and is configured to optimize customizations and updates.
  • Warranty: It has a 60-day satisfaction guarantee with which you can request a refund in case you are not satisfied with the service obtained.

WP Engine Hosting Packages

As we clarified at the beginning, WP Engine works only with WordPress and 5 hosting combos are added:

WP Engine currently have a promotion of getting 3 months free on annual plans

Startup

  • Online sites: 1.
  • Monthly visits: 25,000
  • Type of accommodation: Shared.
  • Storage space: 10 GB.
  • 24×7 support.
  • Unlimited monthly transfers.
  • The price is $ 25 per month.
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Growth

  • Online sites: 10.
  • Type of accommodation: Shared.
  • Monthly visits: 100,000
  • Storage space: 20 GB
  • 24×7 support.
  • Unlimited monthly transfers.
  • CDN
  • Multisite
  • The price is $95 per month.

Scale

  • Online sites: 30.
  • Type of accommodation: Shared.
  • Monthly visits: 400,000
  • Storage space: 30 GB
  • 24×7 support.
  • Unlimited monthly transfers.
  • CDN
  • Multisite
  • GeoIP
  • The price is $ 241 per month.

WP Engine Technology

In order to maintain the standard of updates, it is necessary to adapt to changes and new technologies. In WP Engine hosting all resources are used to create robust, secure sites are FTP, working with CDN, the control of the GIT versions, that have the appropriate speed and with backups that can be easily restored. Some of the aspects related to technology are:

Evercache

Evercache is a technology corresponding to cache services, one of the most popular in the market. It improves the speed and the functionality of the site increase dramatically. When integrating, there is no need to use special plugins for this operation. It is an intelligent cache that works automatically and updates the system when needed, you can also customize it to erase when you want the memory and organize the storage.

Content Distribution Network

CDNs are used to save the content that is static of each of the websites and of the chosen servers. The content that the website that is requested by the readers of your website will be delivered by the server that is physically closest to the person accessing the site. WP Engine Hosting uses the CDN service in collaboration with the company NetDNA, giving two main advantages: The content of the online page loads faster and also the network scale is larger because it is part of a global traffic network.

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WP Engine Hosting Security

Of course, in the website hosting market, one of the fundamental factors is security, to avoid intrusions, SPAM, hackers, etc. The key aspects are of WPEngine Security are:

Updates

Updates are essential to maintain the security of a site, an outdated site is a vulnerable site. That is why updates are constantly made on the server, the procedure is as follows: the support team carefully analyzes when a new update or patch is detected, ensuring that they are stable and secure. In the case that they are good to go, the availability and the alternatives are presented to you for you to update your instalation.

Threats

WP Engine has a professional security team that works 24 hours with systems that detect potential threats in real-time, allowing them to detect and block intrusion attempts and potential threats. The services used for security work with JavaScript SQL, XML-RPC, etc.

Secure Infrastructure

The entire WP Engine infrastructure is secure, each of the hosting packages are separated into different levels of files, to increase security, including shared hosting as well as dedicated hosting. In addition, the servers where the domains are hosted are prepared to protect themselves internally from possible attacks, SPAM, suspicious activity, etc.

Audits

Daily audits are carried out on the whole infrastructure and sites by independent auditors.

Final conclusion

WP Engine is a quality service and it also has a 30-day guarantee in case you are not satisfied when you hire it.  The service is very good and correctly optimized. It comes down ultimately to the needs and budgets of each client.


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