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WP Engine vs. SiteGround: Which is Better for Your WordPress Site?

- March 2, 2024 8:08 pm

Web hosting

While both WP Engine and SiteGround make starting and managing a WordPress website easier than with non-WordPress hosting like GoDaddy, Network Solutions, and HostGator, our experience over the last five years is that WP Engine is better suited to host websites for small and mid-sized and large-sized businesses. Users praise WP Engine for its custom software solutions, testing environments, and overall great experience for any website.

Because WP Engine is dedicated to WordPress entirely, it’s built to be the best option for efficiently managing WordPress sites, while SiteGround must also accommodate other content management systems. As SiteGround initially appears to be the cheaper option, featuers we believe most websites need all cost extra and make WP Engine a better deal.

WP Engine vs. SiteGround Hosting Comparison

WP Engine



Starts at $20/month Starts at $1.99/month but special pricing is only for first year – subsequent renewals start at $17.99/month


Starts at 10GB Starts at 10GB

Monthly Visits

Starting at 25,000 Starting at 10,000


24/7 24/7

Support Updates Your Website (if needed)

Yes No


Free Free

Free migrations

Yes Yes


Yes No

Automatic WordPress installer

Yes Yes

Automatic WordPress updates

Yes Yes

Automatic plugin updates

Yes (with Smart Plugin Manager) Yes

Automatic theme updates

Yes No

WordPress themes included

10+ No

On-demand backups

Yes Yes (not included in StartUp plan)

Automated backups

Yes Yes

Staging environment

Yes Yes (not included in StartUp plan)

Development environment

Yes No

Local development tool

Yes No

Resource handling (affects speed)

Handles all website sizes, including high-resource websites Handles small or basic websites

Money-back guarantee

60-day 30-day

Get Help from an Experienced Partner

As a WP Engine partner, Innovaxis has years of experience migrating WordPress sites to WP Engine.

We’ve found WP Engine to be well constructed, easy to use, and helps ensure your website is as secure as possible. Whether or not you choose to involve a marketing partner, WP Engine can provide best-in-class WordPress hosting and managed services.

Learn more about WP Engine Managed Hosting for WordPress