I’m having a hard time picking a WordPress Hosting Provider – even after reading your page (http://wpdevshed.com/wordpress-hosting/). I’m comparing about 4 (inmotion PRO, godaddy DEV, bluehost PRO and wpengine PRO). Why wpengine is priced so higher than the rest (I’ll need the $99 plan), I can’t seem to understand – plus, its even a SHARED environment!
I need unlimited storage space (which Inmotion offers), SSD Storage (Godaddy and Inmotion). I’ll prefer a VPS environment or at best a reliable shared environment. Unlimited Bandwith/Visits per month where possible (thats not a great concern). cPanel would be an added advantage (emails etc all in the same account).
From all I see, Inmotion seems the closest. A clients wants me to rebuild a site. The site is currently on wpengine and the Developer has disappeared or will not hand over anything to my client. Ultimately I need a reliable hosting platform that offers the unlimited options.
I don’t want to use my regular Cpanel Hosting (I have a reseller/WHM account).
Please kindly advice a confused developer.
Hi @webcreativeng, all good questions. WP Engine provide amazing WP hosting, but based on your requirements I agree that Inmotion would be a good choice. They provide Cpanel and SSD drives, great support and great technical performance even on their shared hosting plans. You can also host domain email with Inmotion too, which you can’t do with WP Engine. With WP Engine you don’t get CPanel and you can’t host email with them (you’d need to host this elsewhere, best option probably Google), but what they do offer is a managed service (Inmotion isn’t managed), with a built in caching layer and servers tuned specifically for WordPress. We host our main site WPDevShed.com with WP Engine because the performance and service for WP sites is exceptional (worth the extra). BTW, I’d describe WP Engine as a VPS style plan in terms of performance, though it is true you don’t get the lower level server access you do on a typically VPS, but that’s because it is WordPress only so all that is managed for you.