Squarespace vs WP Engine

Below, we’ll compare Squarespace hosting to WP Engine hosting. It’s an interesting matchup, since Squarespace is an alternative to WordPress hosting. At the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support

Major Differences:

  • WP Engine has a lengthy 60 day money-back guarantee, while Squarespace offers a 14 day free trial
  • WP Engine offers strictly WordPress hosting, so they have many WordPress-specific features
  • WP Engine has better customer service and more reliable uptime
  • WP Engine has more advanced security features
  • Squarespace is known for their aesthetically pleasing design templates
  • Squarespace does not offer phone support
  • Squarespace functions as an all-in-one website builder
  • Squarespace  is ideal for designers, portfolios, photographers, boutique businesses, online shops and bloggers

Plans:

Squarespace hosting:
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Basic
  • Advanced
WP Engine hosting:
  • WordPress
  • Managed WordPress

Prices:

WP Engine is arguably the best WordPress host out there, but they are not cheap. Their cheapest plan, the ‘Personal’ plan, costs $29.00/month. Meanwhile, Squarespace has hosting plans starting at $12.00/month.

Conclusion:

We’d have to recommend WP Engine over Squarespace. When it comes to features and performance, there aren’t many hosts out there that can compete with WP Engine. Their WordPress-specific features, solid reliability, and lengthy 60 day money-back guarantee make them a very appealing host for your WordPress needs. WP Engine has faster page-loading speeds, more reliable uptime, and better customer support than Squarespace. Squarespace is close to being a top option, but they have some issues with their SEO and hosting reliability.

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