Why we choose WP-Engine over AWS

elokuu 2019 — Nikolas Holm

WordPress still powers most of the websites we make at the studio (and in the world) because of its agility, cost, and ability to integrate across verticals. During this year we've moved most of our hosting Clients to WP-Engine (WPE). Why?

Always on

We've experienced zero downtime on any of our sites in WPE. Sort of unheard with normal Finnish hosting companies and share hosting. WPE is powered by Google Cloud and is completely GDPR compatible.

”Faster sites through accelerated page load times with our proprietary EverCache® caching layer optimized for WordPress, high performance storage, HTTP/2 and the latest PHP 7 support. Global security, reliability, and connectivity with Google’s infrastructure and WP Engine’s software. Free CDN and global datacenters to provide a fast experience to global audiences. Availability of the latest compute-optimized instances from Google.

High uptime and resilience to unexpected failures with self-healing properties and auto-recovery.”

yup.

Quick setup

Automated operations simply make things faster to launch and cheaper to maintain as our time is not wasted on painstaking terminal operations (with AWS for example) and extra work. 

24/7 support

We're available for our Clients usually night and day. However, when we fail they have support chat available for our Clients too. And not just sales people but technical support.

Security

A dedicated hosting environment ensures security and reliability. Not to mention a lot of wordpress related technical automation and daily backups.

Dev & Staging environments

Need to kickstart a copy of the website for development. Done.

Access

As simple it sounds with our non hosting Clients, updates sometimes might take up to 24-48h as we're waiting for sftp keys or some other info we're missing.

And what's the price?

Our WPE powered hosting packages start from 49€/month.