WP Engine Review: Best Managed WordPress Hosting

Posted Thursday, May 24th, 2012 in Resources
WP Engine Review: Best Managed WordPress Hosting

Today’s post is just a quick update.

After running websites for years and hosting them with whichever host I found, I just wanted to drop a quick update telling you about my new favorite.

If you are like me and run a small business or do freelancing for a living, you know how important hosting can be to your business.

While I don’t host all of my website with the same host, I’ve recently switched a few to WPEngine. I recommend WPEngine if you are looking for service, speed, reliability and more. (Here are two more detailed reviews of WPengine by Art of Blog and managedwordpress.org)

Hosting your website with WP Engine is like having an army of WordPress Experts on your team.

While WP Engine is a relatively new managed WordPress host and they can be slightly more expensive (starting at $29 a month) they include a lot more features than most other hosts.

▪ Bullet Proof Security and the Un-hack Promise
▪ Automatic Security Upgrades
▪ Automatic Daily Backups
▪ One-Click Restore Points
▪ Automatic Caching (No more worrying about setting up your caching plugin correctly)
▪ Top-Tier Security
▪ One-Click Staging Area
▪ and MORE
The one that I really want to point out is that they and their team of WordPress experts will unhack your website if for some reason it gets compromised.
If you have every had a website hacked you know how time consuming and expensive it can be to get it back up and running instead of redirecting to a malicious site.
To top it off if your website is redirecting to a malicious site, then your website can also get it’s rankings penalized by Google.
This can be a business owner’s worst nightmare as it recently happened to me.

One of my websites was hacked and was redirecting to an adult website.

I had upset clients calling me and emailing me saying that they had told their friends about my services and sent them to my website.
As you can imagine, this didn’t go over well.

Save yourself the future headaches and checkout WP Engine.

2 Responses to “WP Engine Review: Best Managed WordPress Hosting”

  1. Kyle says:

    I read this review as I compared hosting providers and found it helpful, but I had to terminate my wpengine account because they block plugins, which most reviews failed to point out!

    • Eric Binnion says:

      Hey Kyle,

      You are right that they do block some plugins. But, after talking with Austin and some other guys at WP Engine, they will only disable plugins that take a high number of resources.

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