WP Engine was the pioneer of managed WordPress hosting, and is now the largest WordPress host. They are a solid option for your WordPress blog but we believe WooCart is far better 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:
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!
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||None||Advanced Installation + 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|
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.