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Cost Is Key

Kinsta has arguably among the best website, support content, and user experiences of all the WordPress managed hosts. WPMU DEV's is right there with it in quality, but at more affordable pricing - especially for developers and agencies managing multiple client sites.

As of October 2019
WPMU DEV
Kinsta

Datacenters
The locations of datacenters where you can host your site.

USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, India, Singapore
USA, Belgium, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, UK, Germany, Singapore, Japan, India, Canada, Netherlands, Finland, Hong Kong, Switzerland

Dedicated Server Resources
Server memory, CPUs, and storage space is allocated to each individual site.

Yes
Additional cost

Dedicated IP Address
Each site is assigned its own IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Yes
Not available

Uptime Guarantee
The percentage of uptime promised in a given month. If this is not met, credit is given back to customers.

Speed and Performance
The load time of a default site as tested by a 3rd party.

Monthly Cost
For comparison, this is the expected cost of 3 average small-business sites when paid monthly (in USD).

$49
$90

Speed and Reliability

With Kinsta, unless you pay a premium, your sites will be in a shared environment. On WPMU DEV, each site has its own dedicated memory, CPUs, SSD storage space, and IP address. This is how we honor a 99.95% uptime guarantee, compared with the 99.9% for Kinsta. Check reported outages for Kinsta here, and WPMU DEV’s Status site here.

Site Management

Similar to other managed hosts, if you are going to build and manage multiple sites on one host, Kinsta has a custom dashboard with stats and other maintenance tools. WPMU DEV’s Hub site manager lets you do all of this too (and more) on any WordPress site no matter where the site is hosted.

WordPress Support

Kinsta, with Trustpilot reviews of a 4.8 out of 5, and WPMU DEV, with a 4.9 out of 5, both maintain extremely high user support ratings. The big difference is what is supported. WPMU DEV hosting includes unlimited site migration and support for all things WordPress. Kinsta limits site migration support to one site per plan and only offers hosting support specific to their product.

Managed Backups

Kinsta and WPMU DEV both include automated and on-demand managed backups. Kinsta stores daily backups and up to 5 on-demand backups for 14 days. WPMU DEV keeps daily automated backups and unlimited on-demand backups for 30 days. WPMU DEV automatically takes a backup before any WordPress core update or major systems changes too.