Flywheel vs WP Engine

Looking for WordPress hosting? Below, we’ll compare two of the best WordPress-specific hosts out there: WP Engine and Flywheel. We’ll break down their similarities and differences, and at the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support
  • Limited types of hosting options
  • Linux
  • WordPress hosts with WordPress-specific features

Major Differences:

  • WP Engine offers a lengthy 60 day money-back guarantee, while Flywheel has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee
  • WP Engine has a 99.95% uptime guarantee
  • Many WP Engine users that switched to Flywheel swear by Flywheel’s WordPress hosting
  • Flywheel offers free migration — a very popular and unique feature
  • Flywheel is designed specifically for freelancers, creative agencies, and designers
  • Flywheel tested as one of the fastest web hosts
  • FlyWheel is known for their beautiful interface

Plans:

Flywheel hosting:
  • VPS WordPress (Pay-per-site and bulk plans available)
WP Engine hosting:
  • WordPress
  • Managed WordPress

Prices:

Flywheel is the cheaper option. Their WordPress plans start at $15.00/month. Meanwhile, the cheapest plan you’ll get with WP Engine costs $29.00/month.

Conclusion:

There aren’t many WordPress web host options better than WP Engine; however, Flywheel is one of the few. While the argument can be made for either, we’d give Flywheel the advantage. Their option for free migration makes it very easy for people to switch over, and their uptime, page-loading speeds, and customer support are top-notch. Also, the majority of people who switched from WP Engine to Flywheel are pleasantly surprised by Flywheel’s solid performance and lower prices.

For more information on Flywheel and WP Engine, check out the videos below: