WP Engine is arguably the most well-known names in WordPress hosting. They have received several rounds of funding from outside investors, and they spend a lot of that on marketing.
It’s also worth noting that I don’t speak about their product lightly, as I was a WP Engine customer for a little over 4 years. While I hosted with WP Engine…
- they had some WordPress-specific features that were helpful
- their performance was okay, but nothing great
- they had very little competition at the time (2013-2016)
- their customer support was terrible
This article is still a work in progress, and I’ll eventually have a side-by-side comparison of WP Engine vs. Kinsta, but I’ll get right to the point. Kinsta blows them out of the water! Performance, security, support, features, price… Kinsta wins every single battle.
Kinsta also has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if they don’t blow you away with their platform & support, you can ask for a full refund. But trust me… you’ll be telling all your friends to switch too!
🎉 Special Deal! Transfer Your Site For Free 🎉
Kinsta will transfer your site (or sites) from WP Engine over to their platform, absolutely free of charge. Whether you have 1 site, 10 sites or 50 sites, they’ll handle everything.
There are a few exceptions, but most sites are eligible. Be sure to read this page.
☝ Step 1: Sign up for a plan
Kinsta has 8 plans available ranging from a single site up to as many as 80 installs. Simply choose the plan that best fits your needs.
Here’s a simplified version of Kinsta’s plans. There are a few more available on their website. Sign up for a year and get 2 months free!
|Starter||Pro||Bus 1||Bus 2||Bus 4||Enterprise 1|
|Storage||5 GB||10 GB||15 GB||20 GB||40 GB||80 GB|
|24/7 Chat Support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|View All Plans →|
✌ Step 2: Hit up their support team
From within the Kinsta dashboard, you can chat with their support team 24/7. Just click the chat bubble in the bottom-right corner. Tell them you’d like to migrate from WP Engine and they’ll take it from there.
WP Engine vs. Kinsta Migrations
Kinsta doesn’t use an automated migration plugin like WP Engine. Automated migrations sometimes fail, and they don’t always move over all your information.
With Kinsta, you get a white-glove migration handled by an expert:
“You’ll be notified of your migration status by our team. Moving your site to Kinsta usually won’t incur any downtime, and we’ll help you inspect your migrated site prior to going live.”
I’ve personally worked with their support team on moving a site to their platform, and they are 100% hands-on. They help you with DNS records, setting up server-side redirects, even the best Cloudflare settings to use alongside their server caching to ensure optimal performance.
🚀 Kinsta is Faster than WP Engine
One of Kinsta’s customers manages over 100 sites, and he used to host with WP Engine. After switching to Kinsta, here’s what he had to say:
“Knowing that the simple migration to a Kinsta server will produce page load speeds that exceed those of WP Engine, a company known for speed, we feel great guaranteeing page load speed improvement for every client—no matter where they’ve been hosting. And more than 100 sites into that guarantee, we’ve never lost.”
I’ve experienced this first-hand as well. I currently host my company’s other website, escapecreative.com, with Kinsta, and it’s much faster than any WordPress site I’ve ever worked on. And in the past 10 years, I’ve hosted with WP Engine, SiteGround, Flywheel, MediaTemple & GoDaddy. Kinsta is noticeably faster than them all… not to mention a pleasure to work with any time I have a question.
🤔 Need More Proof?
Kinsta has an entire article dedicated to why you’ll love their hosting over WP Engine. If you aren’t convinced yet, go check it out. It contains third-party reviews that illustrate how Kinsta outperforms WP Engine on load tests & concurrent users, as well as testimonials that back up their truly incredible support team.
So… what are you waiting for? There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you really have nothing to lose. And I promise you have a lot to gain. Migrate from WP Engine to Kinsta today.