Kinsta vs WPengine—This is The Best Hosting Company

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Kinsta and WPEngine are two giant Managed WordPress Web hosting companies. It’s sometimes confusing on which between the two is better in terms of hosting websites with millions of visits. Today we shall analyze each in terms of server performance, customer service and overall performance of the two companies.

We first compare each plan as availed by both companies.

Kinsta pricing

BUSINESS PLAN

 

  BUSINESS1 BUSINESS2 BUSINESS3 BUSINESS4
COST($) PER MONTH 100 200 300 400
PAGE VIEWS Unlimited pageviews UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
  Unlimited visitors Unlimited visitors Unlimited visitors Unlimited pageviews
  1 WordPress site 5 WordPress sites 15 WordPress sites Unlimited visitors
  5 GB SSD storage 20 GB SSD storage 30 GB SSD storage 20 WordPress sites
  50 GB server bandwidth 100 GB server bandwidth 200 GB server bandwidth 40 GB SSD storage
  1 free migration 2 free migrations 3 free migrations 400 GB server bandwidth
  4 PHP workers 4 PHP workers 6 PHP workers 4 free migrations
  1440 daily uptime checks per site 1440 daily uptime checks per site 1440 daily uptime checks per site 6 PHP workers
  Automatic daily backups Automatic daily backups Automatic daily backups 1440 daily uptime checks per site
  CDN Ready CDN Ready CDN Ready Automatic daily backups
  Automatic scaling Automatic scaling Automatic scaling CDN Ready
  HTTP/2 support HTTP/2 support HTTP/2 support Automatic scaling
  Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt HTTP/2 support
  SSH, WP-CLI, Git SSH, WP-CLI, Git SSH, WP-CLI, Git Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt
  Staging Environments Staging Environments Staging Environments SSH, WP-CLI, Git
  Multisite support Clone WordPress sites Clone WordPress sites Staging Environments
  Premium DNS management Multisite support Multisite support Clone WordPress sites
  PHP 7 or HHVM Premium DNS management Premium DNS management Multisite support

ENTERPRISE PLANS

ENTERPRISE 1 ENTERPRISE2 ENTERPRISE 3 ENTERPRISE 4
COST ($) PER MONTH 600 900 1,200 1,500
Unlimited pageviews Unlimited pageviews Unlimited pageviews Unlimited pageviews
Unlimited visitors Unlimited visitors Unlimited visitors Unlimited visitors
40 WordPress sites 60 WordPress sites 80 WordPress sites 100 WordPress sites
80 GB SSD storage 120 GB SSD storage 150 GB SSD storage 200 GB SSD storage
600 GB server bandwidth 900 GB server bandwidth 1,200 GB server bandwidth 1,500 GB server bandwidth
5 free migrations 5 free migrations 5 free migrations 5 free migrations
8 PHP workers 8 PHP workers 16 PHP workers 16 PHP workers
1440 daily uptime checks per site 1440 daily uptime checks per site 1440 daily uptime checks per site 1440 daily uptime checks per site
Automatic daily backups Automatic daily backups Automatic daily backups Automatic daily backups
CDN Ready CDN Ready CDN Ready CDN Ready
Automatic scaling Automatic scaling Automatic scaling Automatic scaling
HTTP/2 support HTTP/2 support HTTP/2 support HTTP/2 support
Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt
SSH, WP-CLI, Git SSH, WP-CLI, Git SSH, WP-CLI, Git SSH, WP-CLI, Git
Staging Environments Staging Environments Staging Environments Staging Environments
Clone WordPress sites Clone WordPress sites Clone WordPress sites Clone WordPress sites
Multisite support Multisite support Multisite support Multisite support
Premium DNS management Premium DNS management Premium DNS management Premium DNS management
PHP 7 or HHVM PHP 7 or HHVM PHP 7 or HHVM PHP 7 or HHVM

 

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

Custom solutions are for systems that receive millions of visits per day, or more than 20,000 concurrent visits. These websites are demanding, they are therefore set in multiple servers.

WPENGINE PRICING

PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS PREMIUM
COST($) PER MONTH 99 249
PAGE VIEWS PER MONTH 25,000 100,000 400,000 UNLIMITED
10GB LOCAL STORAGE 20GB LOCAL STORAGE 30GB LOCAL STORAGE UNLIMITED
FREE SSL CERTIFICATE FREE SSL CERTIFICATE FREE SSL CERTIFICATE FREE SSL CERTIFICATE

 

ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS

Enterprise solutions are suitable for heavy traffic websites. Most of the websites hosted under this plan receive millions of visits per month.

Comparing the two in terms of pricing, which is better?

My honest answer is that Kinsta is far much better since it has not limited the number of visits in their plans. For a website that is highly optimized with light images, the owner will spend less than he would spend at WPEngine.

Being limited in terms of page views is not a good idea for a website owner. By doing so, the website owner might be afraid of growing his website to avoid being overcharged.

Customer service

In terms of customer service, both companies have excellent service but Kinsta is much better because their response time is always less than 5 minutes. In my entire period I have hosted my websites at Kinsta,I have never experienced delays in terms of customer service,I would say I have had a wonderful relationship with the staff of the hosting company.

Website migration

This one I had to mention. Migrating a website from one host to the other is always hard, you have to pay an expert to do the work.Kinsta helps you migrate your websites for free, depending on your plan. They ensure you don’t lose any data while migrating it.I noticed it takes less than 2 hours to migrate a website no matter how much content it holds.

To conclude, I will say Kinsta is better by far.

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