With so many web hosts out there, it’s an excellent idea to look at side-by-side comparisons in order to find the one that works best for you. The following will compare and contrast A2 hosting with WP Engine hosting. At the end, we’ll even give our personal recommendation.


  • WordPress
  • Strong security features
  • Uptime Guarantee

Major Differences:

  • WP Engine is only for WordPress hosting
  • WP Engine has a 60 day money-back guarantee, while A2 has a 30 day money-back guarantee
  • WP Engine’s value is questioned, whereas A2 is known for their excellent value plans
  • A2’s plans are significantly cheaper
  • A2 offers Turbo servers for speeds up to 20x faster than standard hosting


WP Engine hosting:
  • WordPress
  • Managed WordPress
A2 hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • Reseller
  • WordPress


WP Engines plans are far more expensive, with their cheapest plan costing $29.00/month, compared to A2’s plans starting at $3.92/month. Of course, this is to be expected since WP Engine has WordPress hosting


Obviously, these web hosts are difficult to compare since they each offer such different types of hosting. A2 does not offer managed WordPress hosting, while WP Engine only offers WordPress/managed WordPress hosting. Both have solid reputations. If you are on a budget, however, WP Engine may be too expensive.

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