Kinsta is a very good WordPress host and a great choice if you're looking to host a regular site. However, if you're looking to host a store, there are some serious compromises you are making with Kinsta.
While we may be biased, we are confident that WooCart is the better solution for your store. Let us explain.
We host only WooCommerce. Nothing else, not even WordPress, much less any other platform. Just like you don't go to the supermarket for high-end audio equipment, so shouldn't you use a general host for your WooCommerce store.
Here are a few things WooCart does better because we specialize in hosting WooCommerce stores:
Kinsta and WooCart share the underlying hosting on Google Cloud. However, while Kinsta offers shared hosting, WooCart gives you dedicated resources for better and more reliable performance.
WooCart's staging allows you to easily merge staging with live without loss of order or customer data. Kinsta's staging only works well with regular WordPress as it will overwrite all your orders and customers on the live store.
Everything, from the dashboard to tools, is built around the requirements and needs of store owners, not just regular site owners.
All this means faster stores with more conversions, easier updates and testing changes, and less stressful maintenance of your WooCommerce store.
I approached WooCart as we wanted a specialist WooCommerce hosting company that could help squeeze extra value from every single visitor.
WooCart certainly delivered! Not only have they helped us increase the load speed of our stores but they have also saved us a ton of money in hosting fees at the same time, bonus!
If you are looking for WooCommerce hosting, I would recommend WooCart all day long!
After some research, we stumbled across WooCart and it's a blast: great (and scalable) performance and exceptional customer service. They helped us set everything up (thanks to the store Wizard you are ready to go in minutes), recommended suitable plugins, and kept an eye on our store metrics.
Together with transactional emails out of the box and Lossless Staging, we now can fully concentrate on our business - always knowing, that if we need just anything the WooCart team is just a single click away, ready to help!
|Hosting Type||Managed WordPress||Managed WooCommerce|
|Store Wizard||Basic Installation||Advanced Installation + Localization|
|Server Resources||Shared||Dedicated Cloud|
|Content Delivery Network (CDN)||Included||Included|
|Backups||Daily + Manual||Daily + Manual|
|Control Panel||Generic hosting||WooCommerce focused|
|Server Performance Metrics||None||CPU, Memory and Disk|
|Free Trial||None||7 Days|
Here's what Kinsta says about resources:
Hardware resources (RAM/CPU) are allocated to each site container automatically by our virtual machines on an as-needed basis. It is not limited by plan, and scales automatically with the needs of the site. The result is a hosting configuration that is secure and private by design while simultaneously allowing server resources to scale up or down as needed based on the demands of the site.
You are not benefitting from this scaling because you're paying for the upper limit even when your store doesn't require it. They scale down resources but not your invoice.
With WooCart you receive higher dedicated CPU and memory resources that no other site can use, giving you better and more reliable performance.
WooCart was built from the ground up for WooCommerce stores, and not just as an add-on to existing WordPress hosting. We also know the requirements of WooCommerce users better and have built tools to fulfill them.
WooCart's Lossless Staging is a gamechanger for updating and testing WooCommerce stores. What was before a cumbersome activity is now down to a few minutes and a few simple clicks.
Plus, we have a free trial so you can easily try us out!