Press ahead with transferable installs.

Design, develop, and stage new websites in a secure development environment for testing or for clients with WP Engine's transferable installs.

What is a transferable install?

WP Engine’s transferable installs are ideal for developers or agencies who want to build and transfer sites to clients easily. Design, build, and develop sites for clients in a secure development environment, knowing exactly what the client will get. Once the site is ready for your client, simply email it to them. Test new features and plugins before going live, even if you never plan to launch. All without counting against your regular installs, and included in any WP Engine plan.

Environment designed for development.

Using WP Engine’s transferable installs lets you build a WordPress digital experience just like a regular one, with the same protection and security you’ve come to enjoy for your WordPress installs, including daily backups. But unlike regular installs, transferable installs don’t count against the installs you have on your plan, so you can build as many as you want. Transferable installs are also password-protected, which not only keeps them out of the public eye and blocks traffic, but exempts them from the cache. They’re also ineligible for use with SSL and CDN.

Get started today with transferable installs.

Quit waiting for a client to send you your login or set up their hosting to start designing, building, and developing their WordPress site. Start building the client’s site now, whether or not they’ve added you as a user or sent you login credentials. There’s no need to wait for them to add you to the environment to start designing and building for them. Plus, with transferable installs, you can experiment with different plugins or development without exposing your raw ideas to the web. Cut hosting costs out of your client proposals, or quit paying out of pocket for a development environment -- use the WP Engine plan you already have to host blazing fast site development.

Access unlimited transferable installs.

Create an unlimited amount of sites at a time on our WordPress Digital Experience Platform without taking up any of your regular installs, for free on any WP Engine plan. Develop and test multiple sites at the same time in a robust, secure environment without increasing your overhead. Reduce time and complexity for each project by eliminating the need to migrate from your development environment to a live one. Avoid time-consuming platform compatibility issues that can arise during migration.

Start building privately and immediately.

Start your own account as soon as you’re ready, without having to wait for the client to set up your account on their terms. Protect your install with a password from day one and keep it under lock and key throughout the process. Block traffic with the automatic password protection, which stays live until your transfer is complete. Create the website with your own methods and without anyone peeking before it’s ready.

Tranfer effortlessly.

Send the completed site over with a simple email. Offer your clients an easy, seamless billing option for hosting through WP Engine’s system. Retain access to the install as a contributor to collaborate on the project as long as needed. Stay on the managed hosting platform you trust, and offer that trust to your clients.

Own your code.

Develop with peace of mind and without worrying about your intellectual property. Even if your client ultimately decides to go with another hosting option, you still have access to the code.

Start building without the hassle.

Find your WP Engine plan today to build exciting WordPress digital experiences for your clients, without the headache.

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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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