“WPMU DEV is the PERFECT choice and wins at EVERYTHING!”
That pretty much sums up almost every other comparison page in existence. Not that there’s anything wrong with some positively-spun marketing (providing it’s legal of course).
It’s just that, in our opinion, there’s ZERO benefit in swaying comparisons in our favor, or leaving out important information. It doesn’t help us improve our hosting - and it certainly doesn’t help you pick the best offering for your needs.
Fluff-free, results-based, research-driven comparisons.
That’s what we set out to deliver on this page and the pages that follow. On that note, we hope you enjoy and get some valuable insights from this honest take on how WPMU DEV Hosting compares with the rest.
Here’s what happened when one of our experts performance-tested each hosting platform.
For these tests, we used two different performance testing tools:
A load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps and APIs with thousands of concurrent connections. Find out more
KeyCDN's performance testing tool
This tool measures the performance of any URL from 10 different locations around the world. We used this to test TTFB. Find out more
Go behind the scenes and (ethically) steal our testing methodology.
Max Parallel Users? Average TTFB? Geo-optimized TTFB?! What does it all mean? Get a behind-the-scenes, step-by-step look at our exact hosting performance testing methodology.See how we tested
WPMU DEV and the rest
WP Engine is one of the larger and better known WordPress-only hosts out there. The technology is solid, as is the focus and support of WordPress, and it has significant investment and expertise.How we compare with WP Engine
HostGator’s platform is made to be simple and offers a number of useful features for beginner and advanced users alike. See how it fares against the performance and simplicity of WPMU DEV.How we compare with HostGator
Cloudways leverages powerful servers, allowing the platform to provide easy-to-use hosting that delivers on simplicity and performance. See how it measures up to WPMU DEV’s similar offering.How we compare with Cloudways