WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world – powering over 1 in 3 of all websites on the internet, and with good reason.
WordPress is a flexible, scalable and accessible CMS for both small businesses and global enterprises.
However, to truly make the most of the platform, you need to choose the right hosting partner.
We’ve recently compared the top 5 website hosting providers, and when it comes to WordPress, you cannot look past WPEngine. Here’s why.
They are THE WordPress experts
WPEngine are part of the WordPress family so they are THE experts when it comes to WordPress sites, so why wouldn’t you pick them?
This means you are in safe hands when it comes to technical support, as they are perfectly positioned to assist you.
The support team are available 24/7 to answer your WordPress/WPEngine questions.
They also have a live chat facility and are available via email and phone making assistance quicker and simpler.
WPEngine Backs Up Your Site Daily
WPEngine conduct automatic daily backups to keep your site safe, at no extra charge.
This means if you experience data loss it is easy to recover your backed up content from the save point of your choice.
Provides free staging access to test changes
With WPEngine, you have access to a full staging site as well as your live environment. By adding this to the platform, WPEngine provides you with plenty of opportunities to play around with new features and experiment with various layouts before publishing it for your consumers to see.
This is a great tool for your developers and designers as they don’t need to make changes on the live site to trial new ideas, widgets, and tools.
Faster loading speeds
We all know that consumers can be impatient when it comes to slow loading websites. They want to see the content straightaway and not watch it crawl onto the page. With WPEngine, you can optimise your website speed, through the use of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and built-in caching.
Not only is this great news for your consumers but it could potentially help you rank higher in SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). With Google’s Core Web Vitals update now up and running, user experience is more vital than ever and loading times is an important aspect of this.
Keeps your website safe
We all want to know our websites are as safe as they can be from hackers and cyber security attacks. With WPEngine you can rest assured they do all they can to protect your site from harm.
They will carry out regular security scans and the technical team are always monitoring and discovering new ways to improve plug-ins. Pus, any updates or patches that are uploaded to WPEngine are always thoroughly tested before they are made live. This is to ensure they don’t leave your site vulnerable.
Access to premium features
If you are using WordPress already you may have seen the expansive library of webpage themes which can be used. These are especially useful if you don’t have the resources or time to design a site from scratch.
Another great benefit of using WPEngine is that you are given access to the WordPress premium themes. This means you have many more designs to choose from which can be implemented at the click of a button (or two)
Plus, the WordPress engineers are always adding new and improved themes so when you get bored of your current one there will always be plenty of others to choose from.
Simple site migration
Migrating your site to another host can often be a nightmare not to mention time-consuming. However, WPEngine will take care of everything for you so you don’t need to lift a finger during this process. This will most likely be the easiest site migration you have experienced.
Extra value at no added charge
These days we expect to pay for every little add-on and tool we need. Not on WPEngine. Important tools such as CDNs and SSLs are all part of your package and provided free of charge. This means your site can be secured and sped up for no additional fee, can’t really say better than that?
So, there you have it, our 8 reasons why you should choose WPEngine to host your website. We have no complaints when it comes to this hosting platform and have used them for our own hosting for many years now.
We have also supported many site migrations to this host, so we are experienced in the full process.
With the help of our website Support & Maintenance team we can assist with all aspects of your site from migration to maintenance to ensure it runs smoothly, we offer an array of services from website optimisation all the way to design if you are looking for a new page layout or website refresh.
Our Support team will help you achieve any business objectives and keep your website up and running, as well as come up with recommendations to further optimise your pages and features.
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