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WPMU DEV Compared

Which hosting platform is right for you?

“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:

loader.io

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

*As of September 2020. Based on starting plans for each platform.
Hosting Platform
Max Parallel Clients
TTFB Average
(All Locations)
TTFB Average
(Geo-Optimized)
GoDaddy
332 ms
66.5 ms
WPEngine
511 ms
170.23 ms
Flywheel
1.7 s
1.35 s
Cloudways
402 ms
53.34 ms
HostGator
912 ms
520.68 ms
SiteGround
683 ms
190.09 ms
Kinsta
622 ms
35.15 ms
Bluehost
1.5 s
1.2 s

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

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

GoDaddy

If you’re looking to manage a bunch of sites, across multiple hosts, in one place, compare the GoDaddy and WPMU DEV all-in-one hosting platforms.

How we compare with GoDaddy

Flywheel

Flywheel is also owned by WP Engine but provides a different set of services. See how WPMU DEV measures up.

How we compare with Flywheel

SiteGround

If you are looking for a quality host focused on simplicity and control, see how SiteGround and WPMU DEV stack up.

How we compare with SiteGround

Kinsta

Kinsta is regarded by many as a quality hosting provider with premium resources. See how it compares to WPMU DEV when it comes to features, cost, and performance.

How we compare with Kinsta

Bluehost

If you are looking for affordable hosting focused on simplicity, see how Bluehost and WPMU DEV compare.

How we compare with Bluehost

HostGator

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

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

Don't take our word for it though. Take a look at how our existing customers rate their WPMU DEV membership!