Similar to WP Engine, Vendasta’s white-label platform allows you to sell and host WordPress websites for clients. Using the power of the Google Cloud Platform, Vendasta’s managed hosting is fast, secure, and reliable.
We offer agencies unmetered web hosting with unlimited storage for a REASONABLE price – unlike some of the recent managed hosting spikes in the industry. Plus free migration for all WP Engine users!
What makes Vendasta different from WP Engine?
Based on our research and intel from our partners who have used WP Engine, we’ve outlined key differentiators.
WP Engine provides WordPress hosting with a recently inflated price tag. Vendasta is a digital marketing platform that offers the same hosting benefits, as well as over 30 other white-label digital products and services that you can rebrand and sell to your clients.
If WP Engine’s pricing has you hesitant to use their services or you’re simply paying too much with them already, it might be time to consider Website Pro for your managed WordPress hosting needs.
WP Engine Pricing
WP Engine pricing* falls into three primary tiers: The “Startup” tier starts at $35/month for one site, “Growth” tier at $115/month for 5 sites and “Scale” tier at $290/month for 15 installs. On WP Engine’s Scale plan they effectively charge $19.33 per website, if you’re using all 15 installs.
* The pricing information above was updated on January 21, 2019.
WP Engine pricing is based on a commitment for a given number of websites. For example, on a plan for 15 sites, even if you only have 6 sites you have committed to 15 installs – so you have to pay for 9 unused accounts. Depending on your commitment, with WP Engine you could be paying over $40/site/month.
Comparatively, Vendasta’s Website Pro solution offers agencies unmetered web hosting with unlimited storage at $12.00/site.
To sweeten the deal, we are our offering managed hosting solution for $6/site/month for your first year.
When WP Engine announced their recent price increase, many of their customers were understandably unhappy. After receiving an email about the hike in Februray, 2018, many people took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction (see below).
Vendasta's Website Pro vs WP Engine Pricing Comparison
|Feature||Website Pro||WP Engine|
|Site cost per month||$12*||$19.33**|
|Requires minimum commitment||No||Yes|
*Price reflects Vendasta's upper plan contracts.
**WPEngine's price on an average from their "scale" plan which requires a commitment of 15 websites.
Note: If you’re an agency interested in moving a bunch of websites to Vendasta’s Website Pro, reach out for a custom quote and we will be happy to examine a price point that works.
A few reactions to the recent WP Engine price hike…
In February of 2018, WP Engine informs their clients of a price increase for their services. It didn’t take long for social media to react…
It’s pretty clear that the changes to WP Engine’s pricing did not go over well with everyone. WP Engine offers good service, but their willingness to continue to increase pricing has many of its loyal following cringing and looking for alternative providers.
Managed WordPress Hosting Features
Finding reliable managed WordPress hosting for agencies is a distinct challenge. The number of offerings available are staggering, but Vendasta and WP Engine are premium services catered towards agencies, media companies, and brands committed to delivering fast, secure, and reliable websites.
Vendasta offers secure SSO access into WordPress through our platform. We avoid imposing any quotas by offering unmetered visits, storage, and bandwidth.
WP Engine offers a staging environment for their sites and a content delivery network, which are great features, as well as free SSL (although you have to self-configure it).
|Unlimited visits per month|
|Unmetered SSD storage|
|Free SSL certificate (Let's Encrypt)|
|Automated daily backups|
|1-click Backup Restore|
|PHP 7 pre-installed|
|Database Access via phpMyAdmin|
|Website Performance Dashboard|
|Secure Single client login (outside of WordPress)|
Get More Than Just Managed WordPress Hosting
When you join Vendasta’s white-label platform, you get more than WordPress web hosting. You get access to a marketplace, stacked with wholesale white-label digital marketing products to resell under your brand and price point.
Plus, you’ll have access to marketing automation tools to find local businesses who need your agency’s help—with the data to prove it. And for extra firepower, we offer white-label services to fulfill your marketing services for clients under your company.
|White-label Marketing Services|
|In-Market Sales Training|
|White-label Content Library|
At the end of the day, WP Engine is rightfully considered one of the leaders in Premium Managed WordPress hosting, but Vendasta offers all of that and then some.
If you’re looking for a complete digital marketing toolkit along with cheaper managed hosting, then Vendasta has the perfect platform for your agency.
**Disclaimer: This comparison is based on information that is publicly available. If something is inaccurate, please contact us to review and update.**
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