WPOven vs WPEngine
WPOven is a more simpler and affordable WPEngine alternative . Here are a few reasons why you should consider switching
Unlike WPEngine which offers Visits based pricing WPOven offers bandwidth based pricing, Visits based pricing is problematic as bots, search engines and even people hotlinking are counted as visits. Due to this you may easily run over usage charges as its quite easy to run out of visits. While Bandwidth based pricing is much simpler and most will never run out of it unless hosting large multimedia content.
From our experience most people have on average 3 – 5 sites , which would require a Professional plan on WPEngine even if those sites have little to no traffic. While on WPOven you may start with the smallest plan and grow as you need.
Once can never have enough storage, for the same value plans WPOven offer storage which is in factors of magnitude being offered by WPEngine. Growth plan from WPEngine comes witch 20 GB SSD, while similar plan from WPOven comes with 80GB storage and is cheaper.
Given below are the excerpts from a comprehensive hosting performance test done by Review Signal.
Test 1 : Blitz.io 1-1000 Concurrent Users over 60 seconds
|Average Hits / Second||445||438|
|Average Response Time (ms)||103||117|
|Fastest Response (ms)||101||114|
|Slowest Response (ms)||104||127|
Test 2 : 500-2000 Concurrent Users over 30 Minutes, 10 Minutes at Peak
|Requests / Sec (at Peak load)||217.85||270.23|
|Average Requests / Sec||160.21||193.78|
|Response Time at peak load (ms)||5815||15091|
|Average Response Time (ms)||283||311|
Annual Cost Comparison
To put things into perspective we have done a small cost analysis of owning a 3 Sites on WPOven and WPEngine with CDN and SSL on them.We assume the sites in total receive about 100K visitors per month.We have given costs of both the Hobby and a Personal plan as both can handle such traffic and sites but depends on number of plugins and the type of site.
Given below is a feature comparison between WPOven and WPEngine.