If you’re having a hard time choosing between two hosts, here’s a comparison of WP Engine and Zippy Kid to help you make the decision easier.
Both services employee technology to speed your site’s loading time, but we’re giving this one to WP Engine for the fact that they automatically take care of your caching without anything from you. Typically, additional plugins are required to handle this. In tiers higher than their base plan, a content delivery network (CDN) is automatically included to help speed your website up even more. Other hosts on the market do not include this for free in any plan.
Though you pay $4 more/month for WP Engine’s base plan than you do for ZippyKid, the additional features you get for the money are what give WP Engine the win here.
The customer service at each of these platforms is amazing. Both platforms have an extensive staff of WordPress experts standing by via phone, email and help desk. The team responds quickly (typically a half hour or less) and helps take care of your issue with courteous and professional behavior.
Both hosts have excellent features in terms of automatic backup and updates, but WP Engine beats ZippyKid in the fact that they have a development testing environment, and a guarantee on their service. The testing environment allows you to make changes to your site and look at them, without allowing any of your website visitors to see them. This is a good idea for when you’re considering a re-design, but you’re not ready to unveil it. WP Engine stands by their platform so much that in the unlikely even that your site ever does get hacked, they will fix it for free. No other managed WordPress host on the market provides this kind of guarantee, and that’s the kind of service customers want.
We think ZippyKid is an excellent host, but it’s the additional features and speed that give WP Engine the edge in this comparison.