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WP Engine - how good is it?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by davids355, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Does anyone else here use WP Engine? How good is it? I have a new site to manage, its not really a high traffic site BUT I want every advantage I can get (Including fast hosting).

    I know people say that WP Engine is one of the best hosting providers for wordpress right?

    I checked a few sites running on it and TTFB (Time to first byte) is really low (0.1 - 0.2 seconds). I know thats not the be all and end all, which is why I would like to hear opinions of some people already using it.
     
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    Personally I don't think the extra cost iw worth it. Just make sure you don't bloat wordpress with unwanted plugins and use a caching plugin +cloudflare.
     
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    What are they like? What is their TTFB like? I already use another similar provider with whom I have a pretty powerful VPS server, SSD drives etc but still its not 100% snappy, especially considering the price. So rather than purchasing VPS from another provider my option is probably to use that existing server that I have, or go with WP engine or a similar service.
     
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    There is no such animal.
    But ... marketing is king ;)

    Nice Gigs there BTW :)
     
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    Conclusion: No its not work using WP Engine.

    So I will stick with my current provider.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Wp is the best.

    Unless you got it all going and programmed you self eith no engines at all ...
     
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    What is yo r current provider?
     
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    WP Engine is good for those who don't feel comfortable using WP. It's sorta like PG hosting. I personally hate it.
     
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    Nimbus Hosting.
     
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    No issue really, so based on all of the convo in this thread I will probably stick with them.

    Its only that I took on a new site and its Wordpress and I just remembered seeing a few threads around here where people recommended WP Engine. But by the sounds of it there is no great benefit.
     
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    As long you don't have any real issue then you better stay with them.

    Regarding threads / reviews here and there... will have to repeat my self .. Marketing is king :)
     
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