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.
|COST($) PER MONTH||100||200||300||400|
|PAGE VIEWS||Unlimited pageviews||UNLIMITED||UNLIMITED||UNLIMITED|
|Unlimited visitors||Unlimited visitors||Unlimited visitors||Unlimited pageviews|
|1 WordPress site||5 WordPress sites||15 WordPress sites||Unlimited visitors|
|5 GB SSD storage||20 GB SSD storage||30 GB SSD storage||20 WordPress sites|
|50 GB server bandwidth||100 GB server bandwidth||200 GB server bandwidth||40 GB SSD storage|
|1 free migration||2 free migrations||3 free migrations||400 GB server bandwidth|
|4 PHP workers||4 PHP workers||6 PHP workers||4 free migrations|
|1440 daily uptime checks per site||1440 daily uptime checks per site||1440 daily uptime checks per site||6 PHP workers|
|Automatic daily backups||Automatic daily backups||Automatic daily backups||1440 daily uptime checks per site|
|CDN Ready||CDN Ready||CDN Ready||Automatic daily backups|
|Automatic scaling||Automatic scaling||Automatic scaling||CDN Ready|
|HTTP/2 support||HTTP/2 support||HTTP/2 support||Automatic scaling|
|Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt||Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt||Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt||HTTP/2 support|
|SSH, WP-CLI, Git||SSH, WP-CLI, Git||SSH, WP-CLI, Git||Free SSL with Let’s Encrypt|
|Staging Environments||Staging Environments||Staging Environments||SSH, WP-CLI, Git|
|Multisite support||Clone WordPress sites||Clone WordPress sites||Staging Environments|
|Premium DNS management||Multisite support||Multisite support||Clone WordPress sites|
|PHP 7 or HHVM||Premium DNS management||Premium DNS management||Multisite support|
|ENTERPRISE 1||ENTERPRISE2||ENTERPRISE 3||ENTERPRISE 4|
|COST ($) 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 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.
|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 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.
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.
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.