Their services Performance Insights is too expensive and should be offered on all plans. I don't understand why they charge extra for this. They also don't give up much information about the server setup. This normally isn't very necessary, but makes it difficult to run anything that requires any heavy resources, such as busy membership or ecommerce websites.
- Keith E. on G2
DO NOT WASTE YOUR $$$
Regular crashes. Almost predictable downtime. 80% uptime AT BEST. Absolutely horrible, detestable enterprise. Hosting companies that charge $5 a month are more reliable than this monstrosity of a company. I cannot stress how terrible of a solution they are. If you care about your website do not host it here.
- Sebastian H. on Trustpilot
Flywheel never again
The number one problem is the server failing to provide its primary function which is hosting my clients' websites. Only 3 days ago, 15 sites were unreachable online. If you visit the Flywheel website, you can read 'Join our Agency Partners program and start growing your revenue today!' Well, my revenue has just dropped as a result of this repeated downtime. 5 of my clients decided to leave and go with another hosting provider. Bottom line, Flywheel never again and I strongly NOT recommend to host your website with Flywheel.
- Amine Laissoub on Trustpilot
Flywheel hosting alternative FAQ
Flywheel is a managed hosting company that provides services for WordPress developers, designers, and agencies.
Flywheel pricing ranges from $15 to $330 monthly for standard managed WordPress hosting plans. Customers may choose add-ons that cost an extra $33 monthly per site hosted. Flywheel also applies overage fees for traffic, storage, and bandwidth, which may increase monthly pricing.
The Flywheel Growth Suite is a hosting platform that allows an agency to manage a client’s maintenance needs, performance reports, revenue growth, and billing. Solid Central is a WordPress plugin that offers similar functionality, with benefits like automatic plugin updates, performance monitoring, uptime monitoring, theme and plugin management, user roles, and customizable dashboards. On its own, Solid Central does not include hosting. That’s why Nexcess hosting includes Solid Central on all multisite plans for free.
WP Engine acquired Flywheel in June 2019. Currently, they operate as separate solutions, but some services overlap. Flywheel’s WooCommerce hosting, for example, is the same as WP Engine’s WooCommerce hosting.
Flywheel hosting uses Google Cloud infrastructure to connect customer websites to the internet. They leverage Google Cloud servers in several locations around the world, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe, and Australia.
Flywheel now offers a 60-day money-back guarantee, but it requires a 30-day notice before cancellation. If you are dissatisfied after 30 days of your service, you may not receive your money back. Nexcess offers a 30-day money-back guarantee automatically — no cancellation notice required.
Flywheel hosting includes standard WordPress security features like automatic core updates, password protection, a web application firewall, IP blocking, and a type of malware scanning. Flywheel does not, however, automatically update vulnerable plugins — that costs extra. At Nexcess, we have security covered on every level — at no extra charge. Automatic updates, daily malware scans, and industry-leading Solid Security are included for free. If a plugin has a high enough security risk, we will make every effort to update affected plugin versions for you. And with automatic plugin updates and visual compare built-in, you can stay on top of any security risks.