WP Engine vs. Pagely
2019 Comparison

WP Engine is more than just a managed WordPress host. Our Digital Experience Platform offers a suite of enterprise tools and solutions that make us the leading solution, when comparing WP Engine and Pagely.

WP Engine is more than managed
WordPress hosting.

WP Engine is the first Digital Experience Platform for WordPress sites. We offer a stable infrastructure and a proprietary caching layer, in addition to a suite of intelligence tools that allow you to push your digital experiences past your competition.

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Pagely vs. WP Engine

Features Pagely®
Total number of employees 20+ 500+
24/7/365 live support on all plans
Setup time 3-5 business days minutes
Award winning customer support
Source: Stevie Awards
Leader in managed WordPress hosting
Source: G2 Crowd
G2 Crowd Managed Hosting Customer Satisfaction score
Source: G2 Crowd
74 98
Automatic WordPress updates
Intuitive SSL integration
Users have choice between Google Cloud or AWS servers
Free automated migration
Git integration
SSH gateway
Page performance analytics on all plans
Source: WP Engine
Entry level pricing
Source: Pagely®
$299/mo $30/mo
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24/7 award-winning support.

We know that emergencies can happen after 5pm, and during the holidays. WP Engine’s support gives you a live person to answer your live chat requests around the clock every hour, of every day, for every level of customer. Pagely limits support for different plans, and has limited support during the holidays.

Why our support is better

Agency partner of choice.

WP Engine is stronger because of our Agency Partner Program. WP Engine and our 1000+ Agency Partners work together to create amazing digital experiences for our clients.  MDC Partners, HUGE, R/GA, and Ogilvy are just a few of our global partners.

why agencies choose us

Enterprise-level experience.

WP Engine serves a broad customer base that includes SMB and Enterprise brands, both B2C and B2B. Our WordPress Digital Experience Platform provides performance, agility, intelligence and integrations to sites for enterprise brands including:  AMD, SAP, MacMillian Media and CNBC Prime.

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We are WordPress experts.

WP Engine employs multiple WordPress core contributors,  including one full-time staffer who is hands on helping build Gutenberg, the future of WordPress page and post editing. WordPress powers 30% of the Internet and powers 60% of CMS driven websites. Our 500+ employees are working to make WordPress the CMS of choice.

how we're improving wordpress

Set up your WordPress Digital Experience.

Go beyond managed WordPress hosting with the only WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP). We deliver innovative CreativeAGILITY, EnterprisePERFORMANCE, ActionableINTELLIGENCE, and EcosystemINTEGRATION products and features. Pair that with our global team of WordPress experts at your service 24/7, and you’re unstoppable. Select a plan, then enhance it with flexible, dynamic tools.

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For large businesses and mission-critical sites. This dedicated environment delivers high performance, with managed onboarding and our fastest support response.

  • Millions visits / month
  • 100GB – 1TB storage
  • 400GB+ bandwidth / month
  • 30 sites included
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Visits / month
100 GB – 1 TB
Bandwidth / month
400 GB+
Sites included
Included for free
  • Genesis Framework
  • 35+ StudioPress Themes
  • 24/7 chat support
  • Dev/Stage/Prod Environments
  • Transferable Sites
  • PHP 7.4 ready
  • Evercache
  • LargeFS
  • Global CDN
  • Page Performance
  • Automated SSL certificates
  • SSH Gateway
  • 24/7 phone support
  • Imported SSL certificates
  • WordPress Multisite
  • GeoTarget
  • Consultative onboarding
  • Launch readiness assessment
  • 1 Smart Plugin Manager License
Available add-ons
  • Smart Plugin Manager Multi-Pack
  • Global Edge Security
  • Genesis Pro
  • Application Performance
  • Dedicated Dev. Environments
  • Customer success management
  • 24/7 ticket support
  • High availability

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24/7 award winning support.

Here at WP Engine, we’re 100% focused on WordPress. That means our platform is highly tuned to optimize for WordPress performance, and our support technicians undergo rigorous training to provide award-winning support at the application level. We have over 150 support technicians across US and Europe, available around the clock. To put it in perspective — our support team alone is 5x the size of Pagely’s entire company.

100% of our customers receive 24/7 technical support via live chat, and we offer phone and ticketing support. When we say 24/7 support, we don’t mean you can submit a ticket 24/7 to have it answered in a day or two. Over 90% of support chats are solved in that instance.

Our customers know good support when they see it. The WP Engine customer satisfaction score is industry leading. We have received three Stevie awards for our support services. We also ranked highest in support quality from the 2018 G2 Crowd Report.

Agency partner of choice.

Agencies come to WP Engine because we offer a suite of developer tools and best practice guides, allowing agencies to get started quickly, working the way they want to work.

For example, we offer Application Performance tools and an SSH Gateway that help agencies troubleshoot quickly and roll out new customer environments faster. Staging and development environments are available for every site you create at WP Engine.

We support these environments with customizable development workflows and integrations with GIT. At Pagely, staging is not a one-click solution, you have to follow their manual instructions to enable a staging site.

Enterprise-level experience.

Since our inception in 2010, WP Engine has managed to amass a powerful research and development organization including approximately 100 employees.

In the past few years, our research and development department has been hard at work building our intelligence suite of solutions which includes: Content Performance, Page Performance and Application Performance.

These solutions, were built in pursuit of our mission to help customers create the best digital experiences. Pagely’s latest improvement to their user experience was to provide users with one-click SSL implementation and a caching layer. WP Engine customers have benefited from these features for years.

The advantage of working with a provider like WP Engine, who invests in research and development, is that you will always have the latest performance and agility tools available, so you can push your business forward faster.

We are WordPress experts.

WP Engine regularly contributes to the WordPress core code. Our expertise is why our technology partners rely on us for consultative direction, when developing for WordPress.

We most recently we partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help develop a WordPress plugin for Amazon Polly. Amazon Polly is text-to-speech tool that automatically adds a spoken version of your text to your website. The resulting plugin is listed in the WordPress plugin repository, which makes it easier for developers to discover and integrate text-to-speech into their WordPress sites, and lowers the barrier of entry for usage for this API.

Extending the Amazon Polly API into a WordPress plugin opened it for use by the larger WordPress community. Our WordPress expertise has benefited our partners and customers by helping them build amazing digital experiences.

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How do we know that WP Engine is the platform of choice?

billon page views/day.

is our customer service live chat NPS.


attacks blocked every day for WP Engine customers.


average improvement in site render time after migrating to WP Engine.

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Pagely or WP Engine?

WP Engine provides better value and support than Pagely. WP Engine offers 24/7/365 live chat support on all plans and is the partner of choice for the world’s top agencies. We offer an ever evolving digital experience platform for WordPress, and are regarded by the greater technology community as WordPress consultants, due to our deep level of expertise in the space.

When you compare WP Engine and Pagely, it's easy to see why WP Engine is the enterprise WordPress platform of choice.

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