As a web developer, finding the right hosting provider is crucial to the success of you and your clients. You want a platform that is easy to use, has great support, and offers fast loading speed and little to no downtime. Nobody wants to receive that call at one in the morning saying “Help! My site is down!” Before starting at Alaniz Marketing, I had used several different hosting providers, including HostGator, BlueHost, Dreamhost, and GoDaddy. These providers had their pros and cons, but they were often difficult to navigate and some of them lacked features, like daily backups and site restores. Restoring a site from a backup was often limited to only one backup a week (if that) and it was often hard to get quality support in a reasonable amount of time. When I started working at Alaniz Marketing, I was introduced to WP Engine, a platform that is built specifically for WordPress websites. Over the years, I’ve come to know WP Engine as an amazing platform that is reliable, easy to use, and has unmatched customer support. They are also always rolling out new features, like Smart Plugin Manager, which they released in 2019. Smart Plugin Manager offers plugin and theme updates with automatic backups and site restores. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of hosting WordPress sites on WP Engine and why it has been the platform of choice for Alaniz Marketing.
1. Unmatched Speed and Performance
WP Engine’s managed WordPress hosting platform is designed specifically for WordPress, which means they optimize their servers and software for the best possible performance. They use a combination of cutting-edge technologies like Google Cloud Platform, EverCache, and a proprietary content delivery network (CDN) called “Global Edge Security” to ensure that your site loads quickly and performs well. In fact, WP Engine guarantees a minimum of 99.95% uptime, which means your site will be up and running almost all the time. That means no calls in the middle of the night to fix a website outage.
2. Advanced Security Features
Security is a top priority for WP Engine, and they offer a range of advanced security features to keep your site safe from hackers and malware. Their platform includes firewalls, malware scanning, and automatic updates to keep your site secure. They also offer daily backups and easy restores, so you can quickly recover your site in case of any issues. We have never had any major security issues with any of our WP Engine installs.
3. Expert WordPress Support
WP Engine’s support team is made up of WordPress experts who are available 24/7 to help you with any questions or issues you may have. They offer a range of support options, including live chat, email, and phone support. They also have a robust knowledge base and community forum where you can find answers to common questions and connect with other WP Engine users. WP Engine support has always been invaluable when it comes to any questions or concerns our team has had. They can even help with site launches!
4. Easy Site Management
WP Engine’s platform is designed to make it easy to manage your WordPress site. They offer a user-friendly dashboard where you can manage your site settings, install plugins, and update your site. They also offer a range of tools to help you optimize your site, including automatic caching, image optimization, and performance insights. If you are managing multiple WordPress websites, WP Engine is a no-brainer.
WP Engine offers a range of hosting plans to meet the needs of different types of WordPress sites, from small personal blogs to large e-commerce sites. Their platform is designed to be scalable, so you can easily upgrade your hosting plan as your site grows. They also offer a range of add-on services, such as additional storage and dedicated IP addresses, to help you customize your hosting plan to your specific needs.
WP Engine has saved me hundreds, if not thousands of hours, when compared to other WordPress hosting providers. Their platform is designed for speed, security, and scalability, and their support team is available 24/7 to help you with any questions or issues you may have. If you’re looking for a reliable hosting provider for your WordPress site, WP Engine would be my top choice. Our team has been using it for years, with great success.
Front End Developer at Alaniz Marketing