WP Engine Alternative for WooCommerce:
Managed WooCommerce Hosting by WooCart

WP Engine vs WooCart

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 but 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.

WP Engine vs WooCart

Why WooCart is better than WP Engine for your WooCommerce store

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:

Superior performance on dedicated cloud servers

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.

No data loss when merging staging with live

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.

Built for store owners, not bloggers

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.

"Moving to WooCart has cut costs and improved speed."

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!

WP Engine vs WooCart

SiteGround WooCart


Hosting Type Managed WordPress Managed WooCommerce
Store Wizard None Full Configuration + Localization


Server Resources Shared Dedicated
Staging Regular Lossless Staging
Image Optimization None Automatic
Content Delivery Network (CDN) Manual configuration Automatic Bunny.net
SSL Configuration Manual Automatic
Backups Daily + Manual Daily + Manual


Control Panel Generic hosting WooCommerce focused
Plugin Metrics No Yes
Page Metrics No Yes
Error Logs Yes Yes
WP-CLI Yes Yes
WP Login Manual 1-Click
DNS Hosting No Yes
Server Performance Metrics None CPU, Memory and Disk


No-Hack Guarantee No Yes
SSL Certificate Free Free
Free Trial No 7 Days
Money-Back Guarantee No No-Questions-Asked
Monthly Price

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WooCart is trusted by store owners in 32 countries and 26 industries.

On WooCart staging publish does not overwrite your new orders and customers

Better staging on WooCart

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.

Better staging on WooCart

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.

“This is the way WooCommerce should have been built!”

Chris Mason
Chris Mason

Breakthrough Advertising

Choose WooCart over WP Engine

Choose WooCart over WP Engine for your WooCommerce store

Choose WooCart over WP Engine

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!

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