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tobias_pohl says

Hi,

i`ve read a lot about webhoster, but there are so many diferrent opinions. After long research i think MediaTemple and WPengine are one of the best hosters.

What`s your opinion about these two hosters? Some experiences?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards, Tobias

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charlie4282 Moderator says

We use MT and it has been great in terms of speed, support etc. They have just been bought by GoDaddy – according to reports there will be no change and GoDaddy merely want to learn from how well MT do with Web professionals.

I have not used WPengine much before but can safely say you will not go wrong with MT

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tobias_pohl says

Hi charlie4282,

thanks for your answer.

What caching plugin do you use? What cdn? I`m asking because WPengine do that all for itself.

Other people, who have experiences with these two hosters?

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SaijoGeorge Envato team says

I use WPEngine, they are pretty good from what I can see so far. They are quick to respond to support tickets.

no experience with MT but was not a big fan of goDaddy hosting ( used to run with them a couple of years ago )

as for CDN and caching WPEngine has their own solution .. they only allow WordPress on their server and so I assume you are after a caching solution for WordPress ( try http://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/ , you can hook it up with a CDN like Amazon Cloudfront, MaxCDN, Akamai or Rackspace Cloud Files ).

Hope this helps

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tobias_pohl says

Hi SaijoGeorge,

thanks for your reply.

So, if you use WPEnginethere is no need for a caching-plugin? Is the speed compared to another hoster with a caching plugin better, the same or slower? What you would say?

Other people, who have experiences with these two hosters or another very good hoster?

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SaijoGeorge Envato team says

I believe you don’t need another caching-plugin ( I am not 100% but I think they don’t allow 3rd party caching plugin because of this ).

I have not done any speed compared to another host with caching plugin so I cant answer that for you :( .

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digitalimpact says

I’m finding (mt) to be rather slow, especially database calls, so I can’t recommend it. Have not used WP Engine.

For caching, do look into using Cloudflare – very satisfied with their service.

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tobias_pohl says

WPEngine does not offer e-mail-service, right?

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KrownThemes says

WPEngine is good, but is a rip off.. You can get much better results with a good VPS and caching plugins for a third of the price you pay for WPE. I’ve tried it, hats off, it’s awesome! But i got slightly better results with a server for which i’ve payed $30, so the rest $70 doesn’t really worth the trouble for all the limitations (only 10 WP sites and no email, no cPanel, no anything)..

I now got a deal for a full year of hosting at $250 and the speed is better than WPE, so if price matters for you, search for something else :)

While (mt) is incredibly slow in Europe for WordPress sites (the gs) :D

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tobias_pohl says

For good stuff i would pay the $100. What does cPanel mean?

I`ve tried some caching plugins, but latest at minifying there are many problems – i mean reducing the requests without losing the css-design.

How to solve the problem with the e-mail-service? I´ve read something about using google apps for business?

If i use WPEnginge, i don`t need a third party backup plugin, right?

What hoster for vps you would recommand?

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