WPEngine Alternative:
BigScoots VS WPEngine

  • StartUp
    WPEngine
    $35.00
      month
  • Starter
    BigScoot's Starter Plan
    $34.95
      month
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  • Growth
    WPEngine
    $115.00
      month
  • Professional
    BigScoot's Professional Plan
    $98.95
      month
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    • Included Installs
    • Estimated Monthly Visits
    • SSD Storage
    • Free SSL Certificates
    • Hosted E-Mail
    • 1
    • 25K
    • 10 GB
    • available
    • not available
    • 1
    • 250K
    • 10 GB
    • available
    • available
    • 5
    • 100K
    • 20 GB
    • available
    • not available
    • 10
    • 750K
    • 30 GB
    • free ssl
    • hosted e-mail available
    • Hosting Management
    • Server Environment
    • CDN
    • Bandwidth
    • Free Migrations
    • SSH Access
    • Overage Cost
    • semi managed services included
    • Shared
    • MaxCDN
    • 50 GB
    • wpengine don't offer free migration
    • without ssh access at entry plan
    • $1/1000 Visits
    • fully managed by tier 3 tech support
    • Virtual Dedicated
    • Cloudflare
    • 1000 GB
    • 1 Site
    • ssh access is allowed at bigscoots
    • FREE
    • semi managed services included
    • Virtual Dedicated
    • MaxCDN
    • 200 GB
    • wpengine don't offer free migration
    • ssh access not available at growth plan
    • $1/1000 Visits
    • fully managed by tier 3 tech support
    • Virtual Dedicated
    • Cloudflare
    • Unlimited
    • 5 Sites
    • ssh access is allowed at bigscoots
    • FREE

Why BigScoots is Better

    • FREE Migration

      At BigScoots you are always entitled to at least one free migration with that number increasing substantially as you scale up. WPEngine pre-packs their WordPress plans with a do-it-yourself migration plugin. At BigScoots we believe the initial migration, setup and optimization is so critical that we could never trust it to an automated plugin. Everyone’s website(s) comes in different shapes and sizes, and the hands on attention to detail is how we’re able to achieve the reliability, scalability and performance we’re known for.

      We treat our client's websites as if they were our own, and each migration is handled by real top industry experts always guaranteeing a seamless transition.

    • Stable Pricing

      WPEngine increased their pricing on March 1 of 2018, and if you are a current customer you will have a grace period from March 1, 2018 to your monthly renewal date in September, 2018, or your first annual billing anniversary after September 1, 2018.

      At BigScoots, our pricings are transparent and always as advertised. We do not upsell for anything, we will only ever offer real accurate recommendations for your own individual case, based on real industry expertise. Over the 9 years in the premium managed hosting space, BigScoots has never once increased our pricing on any of our plans, while at the same time have increased the size of our offers and offered free upgrades to current clients as a result!

    Say Goodbye To Overages

    There has been cases with some popular bloggers who have been quick to point out how WPEngine counted bot traffic and charged for those overages. Despite this likely being an isolated incident, being transparent with our clients is always a main priority. We want to give our customers clear pricing that never needs revisiting. At BigScoots we spend incredibly large amounts of our own resources to allow our clients to avoid these types of overages.

    All of our Fully Managed WordPress plans come with an estimated monthly visitor count far above our competitors, but we also never limit you in this way. Instead we welcome your growth with open arms, and effortlessly handle your traffic spikes and ever increasing page views without any interruption what so ever. We instead take averages among all of our clients and when plans far exceed those averages we open up a simple conversation to discuss your future growth. You never pay overages, you never run into resource ceilings, instead you can feel confident about focusing squarely on growing without a single concern towards your hosting service. When the time comes that a fair upgrade is necessary, you’ll have choices, never any overages and always a seamless upgrade available to you.

    Loading Speed Guarantee

    Newly equipped with our 10 Gigabit network, BigScoots is one of the few early adopters which has kept us far ahead of the industry standard, just as was the case when we first started offering Pure Solid State Drives (SSD) across all of our plans.

    Keeping ahead of the industry with hardware and network is critically important to guaranteeing the best load times out there, but we don’t stop there. We customize, optimize and redefine performance, security and scalability by stripping away all unnecessary bulk you no longer need with our completely hands-on, personable and around-the-clock management we're become known for. Whether you are running a small blog or looking to scale out a sophisticated corporate site, we offer the fastest Managed WordPress Hosting plans on the web today, guaranteed.

    • Real Expert
      WordPress Support

      Our team may be small compared to WPEngine, but we will always stay small by choice. We believe it allows for a much more agile and laser focused approach to better managing our client’s websites. By knowing every client by name, and they knowing us, our support relationship is elevated to a place the big guys just can’t touch.

    • Hosting
      Built For WordPress

      Not all servers are built and maintained with just you in mind. By optimizing for WordPress on both the hardware and software level, at BigScoots we adjust hundreds of variables to find your absolutely optimal WordPress configuration.

      BigScoots experts consistently improve, re-optimize and proactively monitor all of our client’s managed services as well as our own network and server hardware on a daily basis. From all aspects our clients find that we deliver a completely worry-free managed WordPress hosting experience that consistently delivers on their long term goals of finding a robust, expert level hosting provider they can trust and rely on no matter what.

    • Real Expert WordPress Support

      Our team may be small compared to WPEngine, but we will always stay small by choice. We believe it allows for a much more agile and laser focused approach to better managing our client’s websites. By knowing every client by name, and they knowing us, our support relationship is elevated to a place the big guys just can’t touch.

      Our support team is built with professionally trained and formally educated WordPress experts that all have decades of experience. Knowing the ins and outs of WordPress, the most popular plugins, as well as having the skills necessary to diagnose any issue that may present itself is key to real management.

    • Hosting Built For WordPress

      Not all servers are built and maintained with just you in mind. By optimizing for WordPress on both the hardware and software level, at BigScoots we adjust hundreds of variables to find your absolutely optimal WordPress configuration.

      BigScoots experts consistently improve, re-optimize and proactively monitor all of our client’s managed services as well as our own network and server hardware on a daily basis. From all aspects our clients find that we deliver a completely worry-free managed WordPress hosting experience that consistently delivers on their long term goals of finding a robust, expert level hosting provider they can trust and rely on no matter what.

    Things WPEngine Can't Offer

    • Hosted E-mail

      At WPEngine, they don't host your E-Mails and require you to purchase an additional service with a different provider.

    • Better Speed

      No matter your website's size or the provider you're coming from, we guarantee you a faster loading website. Take a look at some recent results for clients who have switched to our Managed WordPress services on our Comparison Page.

    • Scalability

      All plans at BigScoots have the same features and benefits allowing you to scale up or down with ease. WPEngine's best features are only available at the highest tier plans.

    • Affordable Cost Per Visit

      The Cost per 1000 visits at BigScoots is $0.1398, at WPEngine it costs more than 10 times as much, at $1.4 per 1000 visits (entry level comparison).

    • Affordable Storage/GB

      The Cost per 1 GB of storage at BigScoots is $3.29, at WPEngine it costs more than 1 time as much, at $5.75 per 1 GB (Growth VS Professional Plan).

    • Real Managed Hosting

      You get special treatment regardless of the plan you purchase. Being small means we are more agile and are able to offer real hands on, human to human expertise, every time.

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