I first learned about WP Engine long time ago. Back when the company first started in 2010, I did an online interview with its cofounder Jason Cohen (you can read it here).
Not many have heard about the name “WP Engine” back then, but the company was growing exponentially. Many well known bloggers and businesses (including HTC, FourSquare, Balsamiq, Sound Cloud) were switching over.
A year after the interview, I got a free account and moved WHSR over. The migration process was very smooth and my site load time was halved instantly. Needless to say – I was very happy and stayed for more than 2 years.
Shortly after Google Penguin (which WHSR took a big hit), I decided to change and started rebuilding everything from ground zero. The idea was to grow WHSR into a web service provider, build a community around ourselves, and rely less on Google traffic. That was the time when WHSR Uptime Monitor was made and we switched back to conventional VPS hosting environment.
The year was 2013.
Today’s WP Engine
Over time, WP Engine has grown into an extremely popular WordPress hosting.
Many things have changed since WHSR shifted out. Various new features were added as technology advances, the company is funded by a large group of investors including Automattic (the folks behind WordPress.com), and many bloggers and WP experts regard them as one of the best managed WordPress hosting (there were also some who go against them, more about that later).
Is WP Engine as good as the words from streets? Let’s find out.
About WP Engine
- Headquarter: Austin, Texas
- Established: 2010
- Services: Managed WordPress hosting
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