Compare Pantheon vs WP Engine

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comparison of Pantheon vs. WP Engine
based on data from user reviews. Pantheon rates 4.4/5 stars with 279 reviews. WP Engine rates 4.7/5 stars with 116 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
BASIC PLAN
$41
per month (prepaid annually)
Personal
$29
per month
 
PERFORMANCE PLANS
$160+
per month (prepaid annually)
Professional
$99
per month
 
ELITE PLANS
Contact Vendor
Annual Billing
Business
$249
per month
 
Premium
Contact US
(877) 973-6446
 
Enterprise
Contact US
(877) 973-6446
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
Pantheon
BASIC PLAN
$41per month (prepaid annually)
PERFORMANCE PLANS
$160+per month (prepaid annually)
ELITE PLANS
Contact VendorAnnual Billing
Free Trial
WP Engine
Personal
$29per month
Professional
$99per month
Business
$249per month
Premium
Contact US(877) 973-6446
Enterprise
Contact US(877) 973-6446
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.7
9.4
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.7
9.1
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.8
9.1
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.7
9.1
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.4
9.4
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.8
9.4
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.2
9.1
Meets Requirements
Pantheon
8.7
WP Engine
9.4
Ease of Use
Pantheon
8.7
WP Engine
9.1
Ease of Setup
Pantheon
8.8
WP Engine
9.1
Ease of Admin
Pantheon
8.7
WP Engine
9.1
Quality of Support
Pantheon
8.4
WP Engine
9.4
Ease of Doing Business With
Pantheon
8.8
WP Engine
9.4
Product Direction (% positive)
Pantheon
8.2
WP Engine
9.1

Features

Hosting Plans
Shared Hosting
Pantheon
8.4
WP Engine
9.2
Reseller Hosting
Pantheon
8.1
WP Engine
Not enough data available
VPS Hosting
Pantheon
8.6
WP Engine
8.3
Dedicated Hosting
Pantheon
8.6
WP Engine
9.3
Colocation Services
Pantheon
8.0
WP Engine
Not enough data available
Hosting Management
Storage Limits
Pantheon
8.8
WP Engine
9.1
Bandwidth Allowance
Pantheon
9.0
WP Engine
9.2
Email Hosting
Pantheon
6.7
WP Engine
6.8
Control Panel Integration
Pantheon
8.9
WP Engine
9.1
CMS Support
Pantheon
9.4
WP Engine
9.6
Web Framework Support
Pantheon
8.5
WP Engine
9.3
E-Commerce Integration
Pantheon
8.7
WP Engine
9.0
File Management
Pantheon
8.4
WP Engine
9.0
Database Support
Pantheon
8.7
WP Engine
9.1
Security Tools
Pantheon
8.9
WP Engine
9.3

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
67.0%
81.9%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
22.5%
15.5%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
10.5%
2.6%
Pantheon
Small-Business
67.0%
Mid-Market
22.5%
Enterprise
10.5%
WP Engine
Small-Business
81.9%
Mid-Market
15.5%
Enterprise
2.6%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Internet
21.8%
Marketing and Advertising
27.8%
 
Marketing and Advertising
16.3%
Internet
13.5%
 
Information Technology and Services
15.3%
Information Technology and Services
12.0%
 
Computer Software
9.3%
Computer Software
9.0%
 
Design
5.4%
Design
6.8%
 
Other
31.9%
Other
30.8%
Pantheon
Internet
21.8%
Marketing and Advertising
16.3%
Information Technology and Services
15.3%
Computer Software
9.3%
Design
5.4%
Other
31.9%
WP Engine
Marketing and Advertising
27.8%
Internet
13.5%
Information Technology and Services
12.0%
Computer Software
9.0%
Design
6.8%
Other
30.8%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Jordan B.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

Pantheon makes it really easy to spin up, administer, update, and deploy changes to multiple Drupal websites. The dev-test-live workflow they've created is kind of like magic, since code changes and databases can be transferred from one environment to...

Mitchell C.
Agency in Internet

The user interface. WP Engine is crafted just for WP. Furthermore, they took conventional hosting (think cPanel) and turned it into something you want to use. Never have user permissions and backups been so simple.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User

Clearing caches is unreliable. Too many commands time out from the command line tool or fail with error numbers and zero explanation and nothing comes up on Google. Docs are a mix of old and new information and are an utter chaotic mess, sometimes great,...

Leon H.
Administrator

Recently we experienced a few outages with WP Engine and the way they have been handling it, is unprofessional and doesn't actually solve the problem. I can't recommend WP Engine as a reliable hosting service. My own (external) monitoring alerted me that...

 
Pantheon
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Jordan B.
Administrator in Marketing and Advertising

Pantheon makes it really easy to spin up, administer, update, and deploy changes to multiple Drupal websites. The dev-test-live workflow they've created is kind of like magic, since code changes and databases can be transferred from one environment to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 User

Clearing caches is unreliable. Too many commands time out from the command line tool or fail with error numbers and zero explanation and nothing comes up on Google. Docs are a mix of old and new information and are an utter chaotic mess, sometimes great,...

WP Engine
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Mitchell C.
Agency in Internet

The user interface. WP Engine is crafted just for WP. Furthermore, they took conventional hosting (think cPanel) and turned it into something you want to use. Never have user permissions and backups been so simple.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Leon H.
Administrator

Recently we experienced a few outages with WP Engine and the way they have been handling it, is unprofessional and doesn't actually solve the problem. I can't recommend WP Engine as a reliable hosting service. My own (external) monitoring alerted me that...

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From lighting fast page loads to engaging and optimized experiences, Pantheon enables you to constantly test and deploy web changes through an agile marketing approach. Learn more at pantheon.io.

WP Engine, a digital experience platform, provides managed WordPress hosting for mission critical sites around the world. Amazing support, enterprise class, & optimized for WordPress.

Pantheon

From lighting fast page loads to engaging and optimized experiences, Pantheon enables you to constantly test and deploy web changes through an agile marketing approach. Learn more at pantheon.io.

WP Engine

WP Engine, a digital experience platform, provides managed WordPress hosting for mission critical sites around the world. Amazing support, enterprise class, & optimized for WordPress.

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