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WP Engine is a hosting platform that provides application support and features for individuals building websites on WordPress.
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that you use to build a website. WordPress is the most popular framework for website creation, powering 43% of websites. WP Engine is a hosting company that serves WordPress users exclusively.
One of our customers actually proved that Nexcess has 25-35% faster speed than WP Engine by testing a real online store with 53 plugins and custom settings. With a worldwide CDN, DNS service and WordPress-optimized infrastructure, Nexcess makes sites and stores fast. Like, really fast.
SOC 1 and SOC 2 are information security certifications. Hosting providers are audited and undergo a rigorous set of checks to ensure all customer data is secure, available, accurately processed, confidential and private. These audits are required for SSAE-18 compliance. Any security that passes SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits is considered enterprise-grade. Your Nexcess managed hosting plan includes premium SOC 2 compliant security.
Nope. Unlike WP Engine, Nexcess has a global edge CDN built-in. Your site loads lightning-fast everywhere in the world while staying secure, optimized and scalable. Connect in a few clicks.
No. Unlike WP Engine, we do not restrict the WordPress plugins you choose to install.
Absolutely. Migration is 100% free and super easy. Our website migration experts transition your site, data and settings intact, with minimal downtime.
WP Engine makes you manually configure SEO, so it can be challenging. They also require 3rd party caching, which can interfere with load times. Nexcess managed WordPress hosting is pre-optimized for technical SEO and has Redis cache built-in, so your web vitals stay strong. Yoast is pre-installed so you can keep your content visible in the SERPs.
Yes! Your hosting plan is backed by our 30-day money-back guarantee. There is no obligation. Give it a try now!
Absolutely, and our plans include way more. Browse our WordPress ecommerce solutions now. To get started faster, try our ecommerce website builder.