WP Engine vs Pantheon

What makes the WP Engine WordPress Digital Experience Platform different from a web host like Pantheon?

Features Pantheon®
Entry level pricing $41/month $30/month
100% WordPress-focused platform
Dedicated core contributors to WordPress
Award winning customer support
Source: Stevie Awards
Automated site migration
Uptime 99.9% 99.95%
Intuitive SSL integration
StudioPress Themes + Genesis Framework
Free transferable sites
Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform
Data centers 1 Locations 20 Locations
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Pantheon vs WP Engine

Pantheon® was built to serve Drupal customers and they later added a WordPress solution. That causes their engineers and support employees to be spread across two separate technologies.

At WP Engine, our 600+ employees are focused on bettering one platform; WordPress. We focus exclusively on WordPress speed, reliability, security, and scalability, so you don't have to.

Why do companies of all sizes choose WP Engine over Pantheon?

It's literally like having an army of WordPress experts on your side.

Syed Balkhi

WP Engine knows how to optimize for WordPress and it shows everyday!

Brad Williams

Swift replies, but also very open to feedback and eager to improve. Almost like unicorns!

Roel van der Ven

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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
  • 30+ 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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