WP Engine vs Name.com

Below, we’ll be comparing two very different web hosts: WP Engine and Name.com. After laying out their similarities and differences, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 support
  • Uptime guarantee

Major Differences:

  • Name.com offers the standard 30 day money-back guarantee on all of their plans, while WP Engine has a lengthy 60 day money-back guarantee
  • Name.com uses the industry-standard cPanel
  • Name.com’s speed, uptime reliability, and customer support have all tested below average for a web host
  • WP Engine has much faster page-loading speeds and far more reliable uptime
  • WP Engine specializes in WordPress hosting
  • WP Engine has premium technical support
  • WP Engine is significantly more expensive

Plans:

Name.com hosting:
  • Shared
  • WordPress
WP Engine hosting:
  • WordPress
  • Managed WordPress

Prices:

Name.com, on the other hand, has shared hosting starting from $4.99/month (with a 1 year plan). Meanwhile WP Engine’s cheapest WordPress plan costs $29.00/month. That being said, WP Engine offers premium WordPress hosting.

Conclusion:

WP Engine is the clear winner, in our opinion. They have arguably the best features and performance out of any other WordPress host. Meanwhile, Name.com is quite the opposite, testing below average in most major hosting categories. The only thing holding WP Engine back for most people are their high prices, but they are justified based on the high-level hosting that they offer.

For more information on WP Engine and Name.com, check out the videos below: