A web host is the backbone of your website and your online presence relies on it. We’ve worked on hundreds of websites for our clients and our basis of analyzing a hosting service provider is based on the following features:

  • A reliable and friendly customer support
  • Top-of-the-line server with built-in caching
  • Fast loading speed
  • Creation of automatic backups
  • Security provisions against malware and spyware
  • Automatic updates
  • Regular monitoring

First of all let us have a brief review for the two renown web hosts, which are the SiteGround and the WP Engine.

SiteGround

Performance

You may be paying as low as $3.95 per month, but you will be served with amazing hosting services.

Hardware

Siteground has an amazing hardware configuration. The web host store the MySQL Database on different SSD hard disks which allows a website to perform at a lightning speed.

Multi-Location Server

The data centers for Siteground are located in three continents: Asia, North America, and Australia. So, the visitors are served as per their geographical locations, enabling a quick processing.

Support

SiteGround offers an amazing 24/7 technical assistance via LiveChat and Support Tickets. You can also give them a call, if required.

WP Engine

Performance

WP Engine will ensure that your website performs well, even if it is not optimized, and catch up for the deficiencies.

Hardware

The web host uses rack space servers. So, at a minimal cost, you get an enterprise-level server. Many of our clients have reported that the website loading time is less than 0.5 seconds.

Multi-Location Server

There are six locations WP Engine data centers have been placed. So, the host serves the content from the nearest center.

Support

Unlike the SiteGround, WP Engine does not offer a round the clock technical support. Even the live chat can be accessed during certain hours of the day.

The Comparison

Uptime

For the uptime record, WP Engine has been close to no downtime.Today, the uptime for WP Engine is 99.9%, which has been made possible with their no overselling policy.

SiteGround offers real-time detection technology to cope up with the uptime as that of the WP Engine. Even SiteGround offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Speed

WP Engine and SiteGround share the same metrics in terms of speed.
The international network of the WP Engine hosting services provides a strong stability, especially for business and E-Commerce websites.

Even SiteGround does not disappoint its clients when it comes to fast-loading websites.

The average speed for WP Engine and SiteGround is around 1.3 seconds.

Hosting Plans

For the web hosting packages, WP Engine has a lot of options for hosting. In a personal plan, ranging from $29.00 a month, a server can integrate a number of companies or agencies. Although the cheapest plan is on a higher side, but it is worth the investment, given the performance, speed and uptime it delivers.

The SiteGround offers basic plans for its clients. You can choose from cloud hosting, VPS and dedicated servers.

 

 

Metrics Siteground WP Engine
Uptime 99.9% 99.9%
Speed 1.3 seconds 1.3 seconds
Price $3.95 $29
Support type Phone, Ticket system, Live support Phone, Ticket system, Live support
Customer Rating 9.8  9.9
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