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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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