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KEYFull support, included w/ all plans
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Partial support or upgrade required
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1 MONTH FREE - $15/mo.60% OFF - $3.95/mo.2 MONTHS FREE - $29/mo.DEAL: $1/mo.$5/mo. per siteStarts at $499/mo.Starts at $30/mo.
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GENERAL INFO
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Founded
October 20122004March 20101997October 20142006December 2013
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Hosting Options
WordPress only
Any website
Managed WordPress option
WordPress only
Any website
Managed WordPress option
WordPress onlyWordPress onlyWordPress only
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Headquarters
Omaha, NE, USAWashington, DC, USAAustin, TX, USAScottsdale, AZ, USASouthampton, UKPhoenix, AZ, USABudapest, Hungary
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FEATURES OVERVIEW
monthly, entry-level plans
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# of Sites
11111301
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Visits
5,00010,00025,00025,0005,000no limit20,000
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Bandwidth
250 GBno limitno limitno limitno limit200 GBno limit
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Disk Space
5 GB10 GB10 GB10 GB10 GB50 GB3 GB
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CDN
YESYESYESNONOYESYES
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Free SSL
YESYESYESNOYESNOYES
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Staging Site
YESYESYESYESNOYESYES
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Automated Backups
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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Security
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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Performance/Caching
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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Site Migrations
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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Multisite Support
YESYESYESNONOYESYES
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PLANS
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CDN
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CDN Available
YESYESYESNONOYESYES
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CDN Included
available as upgradeYESavailable as upgrade----YESYES
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CDN Platform
MaxCDNCloudflareMaxCDN----CustomKeyCDN
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CDN Locations
50+7450+----429
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CDN over HTTPS
YES?YES----YESYES
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Custom CDN Sub-domain
YES?YES----YESYES
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SECURITY & SSL
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Free SSL
YESYESYESNOYESNOYES
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Automatic Core Updates
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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Automatic Plugin Updates
NO?NONONOYESNO
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Threat Scanning
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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Scan Frequency
Daily24/724/7?24/7Daily24/7
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Security Partner
SucuriSucuriSucuriSiteLock?MaldetNew Relic
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Free Hack Repair
YESNOYESYESYESYESYES
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BACKUP & RESTORE
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Automated Backups
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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Backup Frequency
DailyDailyDailyDailyDailyDailyDaily
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On-Demand Backups
YES?YESNONO?YES
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Backup Retention
30 days1 day or 30 days30 days30 days3 days14 days14 days
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Backup Location
Amazon S3?Amazon S3?Amazon S3Amazon S3Google Cloud Platform
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Backup Notes
YES?YESNONO?YES
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Download .zip
YES?YESNOYESYESNO
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One-Click Restore
YESYESYESYESYESNOYES
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STAGING
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Staging Sites
YESYESYESYESNOYESYES
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Staging Options
Everything
Files only
Database only
Wipe database clean
?Everything
Files only
Everything--There is no UI. Read More →Everything
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Backup Staging Site
NONOYESNO--NOYES
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SERVER DETAILS
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PHP 7 Available
YESYESYESNOYESYESYES
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PHP Versions Supported
5.6, 7.15.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.15.6, 7.05.67.07.0, 5.67.2, 7.1, 7.0, 5.6 or HHVM
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HTTP/2 Available
YESYESYESNOYESYESYES
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Server Technology
Varnish + NGINX + PHP-FPMApache + Varnish + NGINX + Custom WordPress pluginEverCache® (proprietary)?
Google Cloud Platform + NGINX
Amazon Web Services + NGINX + RedisGoogle Cloud Platform + NGINX
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Datacenter Locations
New York City, NY, USA
San Francisco, CA, USA
Toronto, Canada
London, UK
Frankfurt, Germany
Amsterdam, NL
Singapore, Asia
Chicago, IL, USA
London, UK
Milan, Italy
Amsterdam, NL
Singapore, Asia
New Jersey, USA
London, UK
Belgium
North America
Europe
New York, USA
London, UK
Northern Virginia, USA
Oregon, USA
Ohio, USA
-----additional fee-----
Northern California, USA
Montreal, Canada
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Ireland
Frankfurt, Germany
Tokyo, Japan
Singapore, Asia
Sydney, Australia
13 locations available
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Choose Location on Signup
YESYESYESYESNOYESYES
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Cloud Storage Provider
Linode + OthersSingleHop & SoftLayerLinodeGoDaddyGoogleAmazonGoogle
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FILES & DATABASE
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File Access
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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FTP/SFTP
SFTPFTP or SFTPSFTPSFTPSFTPSFTPSFTP
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Multiple FTP/SFTP Users
YESYESYESNO?YESNO
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Database Access
YESYESYESYESNOYESYES
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Database Type
MySQLMySQL or PostgreSQLMySQLMySQL?MySQL, MariaDB, or AuroraMariaDB
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Database Manager
CustomphpMyAdminphpMyAdmin or phpPgAdminphpMyAdminn/aphpMyAdminphpMyAdmin
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ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
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Control Panel
CustomcPanelCustomCustomCustomCustomCustom
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Multiple Users
YES?YESYESNOYESYES
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Billing Transfer
YES?YESNONONONO
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Site Stats
Visits
Storage/CDN Usage
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Site Level
Visits, Bandwidth, Storage
Account Level
Total Installs
Billable Visits
Monthly Report (HTML)
Site PerformanceNOBandwidth, Storage & CDN Usage on Site AND Account LevelA ton of stats (learn more)
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Usage Alerts
NO?NONONONONO
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Password Protection
YESYESYESNONO??
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Site Cloning
YES?YESNONOYESYES
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Manually Flush Cache
YES?YESYESNOYESYES
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PLUGINS
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Use Any Plugin
NOYESNONOYESNONO
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Disallowed Plugins
View ListnoneView ListView ListnoneView ListView List
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MU Plugins Installed
Flywheel (system)
Limit Login Attempts
Disable Core Updates
Nginx Compatibility
SG Optimizer (system)
WP Engine (system)
Force Strong Passwords
Stop Long Comments
GoDaddy (system)nonePagely (system)Kinsta Clear Cache Plugin
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more details
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WooCommerce Support
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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BuddyPress Support
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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bbPress Support
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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SUPPORT
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Email / Ticket
YESYESNONOYESYESYES
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Chat
YESYESYESYESYESYESYES
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Phone
YESYESYESYESNONONO
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General Support Hours
M-F, 9-5, CDT24/724/724/724/724/724/7
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Emergency Support Hours
24/724/724/724/724/724/724/7
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Documentation
DocsDocsDocsDocsDocsDocsDocs
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Video Documentation
VideosVideossome video tutorialssome video tutorialsn/an/an/a
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DEVELOPER FEATURES
and other technical info
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WP-CLI
NOYESNONONOYESYES
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SSH Access
NOYESYESYESNOYESYES
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Git Version Control
YESYESYESNONOYESYES
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Dedicated IP Address
??NONONOYESNO
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Redirects
YES?YESNONOYESYES
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Disabled PHP Functions
View List?View List?none??
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