WordPress for Enterprise: WordPress VIP vs WP Engine

Enterprise Showdown

Enterprise Showdown

While WordPress may have its origins in blogging software, it is currently used on over 73,134,610 websites (as of 12-6-2013) in the world and has a thriving community. Because of this, it is no surprise that WordPress now powers enterprise level websites such as:

  • TED
  • TechCrunch
  • CNN
  • The Harvard Gazette
  • The University of Florida
  • and NASA

But, running WordPress at scale requires a large investment in both infrastructure and human capital to set up and run that infrastructure.

For a more detailed overview of the infrastructure required, WP Engine gives a good description of their infrastructure for different plan levels.

Thankfully, there are a couple of hosts that specialize in WordPress for enterprise, namely WP Engine and WordPress VIP. The rest of this article will focus on helping you choose the right option for your needs on the basis of 4 categories:

  1. Time to market
  2. Uptime
  3. Cost
  4. Customer Support

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