WP Engine was the pioneer of managed WordPress hosting, and is now the largest WordPress host. They are a good option for your WordPress blog for a store, they are not the best option.
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.
Because of this, WooCart has three main advantages over WP Engine:
Servers running only WooCommerce can be optimized for WooCommerce. Dedicated resources on Google Cloud give you far more control and better speed than WP Engine's shared WordPress hosting.
WooCart's Lossless Staging allows you to easily merge staging with live without loss of order or customer data. WP Engine's staging 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 WordPress bloggers.
All this means faster stores and more conversions, easier updates, and less stress over potential hacks and tools to make your WooCommerce store simpler to manage.
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!
|Hosting Type||Managed WordPress||Managed WooCommerce|
|Store Wizard||None||Full Configuration + Localization|
|Content Delivery Network (CDN)||Manual configuration||Automatic Premium KeyCDN|
|Backups||Daily + Manual||Daily + Manual|
|Control Panel||Generic hosting||WooCommerce focused|
|Server Performance Metrics||None||CPU, Memory and Disk|
|Free Trial||No||7 Days|
WP Engine offers a basic staging environment, where when you publish the staging store, it overwrites the live version. If orders were made in the meantime, they will be lost, as well as data of all new customers.
Because WooCart works only with WooCommerce, we know exactly what changes are made, and we download them before publishing the staging store. That's why we call it Lossless Staging - because there will be no loss of data.
After moving all three of my stores to WooCart I'm convinced this is the way WooCommerce should have been built from the beginning. WooCart gets us out of all the WooCommerce tech headaches so we can focus on running our business. Huge thanks to the WooCart team for their amazing support and product.
WooCart was built from the ground up for WooCommerce stores, and not just for WordPress sites. We also know the requirements of WooCommerce users better and have built tools to fulfill them.
With WooCart you also receive DNS hosting which will make the management of your store a lot easier. Instead of managing your store zone records on a separate service, you can do everything inside the WooCart dashboard.
WP Engine is a good choice for WordPress, but for WooCommerce choose the specialist - WooCart.
Plus, we have a free trial so you can easily try us out!