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

Choose your WordPress hosting solution.

Managed Hosting gives you industry-leading speed, security, and stability that you need to start or grow your website.

Dedicated Hosting Custom

Scalable, highly performant, and hyper-secure solution along with a strategic team on standby to support you.

Available features
  • Dedicated, high-availability architecture
  • 99.99% uptime SLA
  • Easily scale resources
  • Advanced security
  • 24/7 Premium dedicated support
  • White glove onboarding with Launch Readiness Assessment
Available enhancements
  • Premium Plus service A dedicated Customer Support Manager and Technical Success Manager to ensure you're meeting your goals.
  • Application Performance Monitoring Detailed insights to deliver faster site speed and increased stability with code-level monitoring, powered by New Relic.
  • Dedicated Developer Environment For advanced developers who need a separate dedicated environment to run performance and load testing as well as security and penetration testing.