WP Engine vs JustHost

WP Engine and JustHost are two very different web hosts. While JustHost is more of a standard host, WP Engine is WordPress specific. We’ll break down the comparison below, and at the end, we’ll give our best hosting advice.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support
  • Uptime guarantee

Major Differences:

  • WP Engine is only for WordPress hosting and has many WordPress-specific features
  • WP Engine is far more expensive
  • WP Engine has better security features and customer service
  • WP Engine has a lengthy 60 day money-back guarantee, while JustHost has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee
  • JustHost uses the industry-standard cPanel
  • JustHost has a wider-range of plans
  • JustHost has both Linux and Windows-based hosting
  • JustHost has had frequent issues with their uptime and customer support

Plans:

JustHost hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress available for installation
WP Engine hosting:
  • WordPress
  • Managed WordPress

Prices:

With JustHost’s current discounts, their shared hosting plans start at $3.95/month. Meanwhile, WP Engine’s cheapest plan, the Personal plan, costs $29.00/month. They have managed and custom WordPress hosting plans as well, which gets far more expensive.

Conclusion:

WP Engine is easily the better host in term of features and performance. However, WP Engine is only for WordPress hosting, and they are quite expensive. Therefore, this one’s quite simple; if you’re looking for WordPress hosting, and you don’t mind paying top dollar for the best, WP Engine won’t disappoint you. On the other hand, JustHost might be a more practical option for many, but there are likely better options out there than JustHost.

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