WP Engine Cost- Understand It!

 Perhaps the cliché “You get what you pay for” – is true to the maxim when it comes to WP engine cost. It is also worth mentioning that WP engine is a managed WP host – meaning they handle all the server “stuff” and leaves you to focus on the business side of things. Therefore, your WP engine cost will be highly dependent on the features you need or want on your WP site. If you are considering choosing WP engine as your WP host, then you should read on to know exactly what it will cost – and what you get for that price.

Who should get managed WordPress Engine Hosting

Before going on to outline the different plans for WordPress engine, perhaps it is best to quickly talk about who should consider choosing a managed WordPress hosting service. Managed WordPress sites are on the high side and unless you have lots of traffic, run a small business or big corporation, you should stay clear off of WP engine hosting service.

Breaking down the different plans for WP engine hosting

There are five different web hosting options available for prospective WP engine users. And with each increase in price/plan, there is a corresponding addition of features. The prices of the first three tiers of a plan are clearly stated, but the last two are designed for large enterprises, and at such the price will vary depending on the requirement of the enterprises.

Personal Plan

These are the features for the personal plan

  • Price: $25 per month
  • How many WordPress installation: 1
  • Monthly Visitors: 25K
  • Local Storage: 10 GB of data
  • Data transfer: Unlimited
  • Server: Shared

Professional Plan

The professional plan is an upgrade on the personal plans and features the following:

  • Price: $99 per month
  • How many WordPress installation: 10 installs
  • Monthly Visitors: 100k
  • Local Storage: 20 GB of data
  • Data transfer: Unlimited
  • Server: Shared

Business Plan

  • Price: $249 per month
  • How many WordPress installation: 25 installs
  • Monthly Visitors: 400k
  • Local Storage: 30 GB of data
  • Data transfer: Unlimited
  • Server: Shared

Premium plan

If you need dedicated servers for your WP hosting, then the premium plan is for you. It comes with the following features:

  • Price: Not specified; will depend on the individual needs of the enterprises
  • How many WordPress installation: 150 installs
  • Monthly Visitors: 1 million visits
  • Local Storage: 100 – 300 GB of data
  • Data transfer: Unlimited


Enterprise grade is also a plan that hosts your WP site on dedicated servers. This is the daddy of the bunch and offers a comprehensive package – scalability, security, and reliability.

Things that increase WP engine cost

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Depending on the plan you choose, certain factors can increase your cost for a month. These factors include:

Average pricing

As shown above, there is a monthly limit on the number of visits you can have depending on the plan you are on. For example, if you are on the “Personal Plan” which permits only 25K visitors in a month, and for a month, you get 30k visitors. You will be charged for that extra 5K visitors. The rationale is this; you paid for a certain amount of CPU usage, any extra visitor will also make use of resources. WordPress engine hosting charges $1 per every extra 1000 visitors. So, for the example above, the average pricing will be $5. The total WP engine hosting cost for that month will thus be 29 + 5 = $34.

Adding a new feature

Adding a feature that doesn’t come with your plan will cost you more, assuming it is available for your plan. For example for the personal plan, CDN feature doesn’t come enabled – you have to pay an extra $19.99 per month to access it as a personal plan holder. Additionally, WPE SSL is available for every plan at $49.99 per year.


Your WP engine hosting cost is dependent on the needs of your business. However, you can cut your cost two months free when you pay your annual fee for any plan. And if you can’t pay annually, you can pay on a wordpress without a sign-up fee. You can take advantage of this, and also, take a plan you readily need to cut your cost.