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WP Engine has a proprietary front-end system designed to work with WordPress. This layer has security features to protect your website from hackers. It also reduces server load and handles traffic spikes without downtimes or slow loading times.
WP Engine utilizes their own caching software to ensure fast load times for any WordPress website hosted on their servers.
One of WP Engine's most popular features is its Staging Area, which you can use to create a new development environment to test new themes, plugins, and other changes before incorporating them into your live website.
They also have one-click restore points, unlimited data transfer, CDN and proprietary caching technology, firewall and malware scanning, managed WordPress updates and daily backups.
WP Engine operates datacenters in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
Yes, WP Engine does provide a WordPress website migration service for free.
Yes, you can sign up for their hosting plans even without an existing WordPress website and use their platform to build your site.
No, they do not offer domain registrations. For new WordPress websites, you will have to purchase your domain from a different provider.
There are no limitations on themes. However, WPEngine does have a list of disallowed plugins. These include caching plugins, (some) backup plugins, and several other plugins that would cause conflicts with their server configuration.
Currently, there are 69 disallowed plugins. Given there are roughly 40,000 WordPress plugins, this isn't a serious constraint.
Yes, there are no limitations on e-commerce and membership plugins.
Multisite features are allowed on all plans. However, on the three lowest-priced plans, they are add-ons. Multisites can easily be enabled from the User Portal.
A basic free certificate from Let's Encrypt is available on all their plans. You can also purchase commercial SSL certificates from WP Engine for an additional fee.
WP Engine has a support ticketing system available 24/7 every day of the year. Chat support is available on all plans. Phone support is available on all plans except the lowest-priced Startup plan.
There is a 60 day no-risk money-back guarantee which excludes Premium and Enterprise plans.
WP Engine accepts all major credit cards. Monthly and yearly plans are available.
If you select a yearly plan, you'll get two months free each year.
Yes. See "What is WP Engine's service level agreement (SLA)?" above.
No. The least expensive plan provides 50 GB of monthly bandwidth. But more important is the number of user visits they allow. For example, the Startup plan offers 25,000 user visits per month. They have ways of differentiating between real users and bots and spammers, and the 25,000 applies only to real users. So 25,000 user visits should be fine for most sites. But the higher level plans offer more visits -- the top tier plans going into the millions.
Each plan has a set amount of storage allowed, ranging from 10 GB on personal plans to 1 TB on the higher tier plans.