WPX Hosting Review: My Experience With Them From 2017!

WPX Hosting
WPX is the best-managed WordPress hosting solution I recommend. BloggingX is currently hosted on WPX Cloud servers. Their USPs are top-notch security, speed, and support. They have some of the fastest support crew I’ve ever come across.
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Features
☆ 4.8
Supports all basic features like email, staging, SSL, DDOS protect, backups, and security.
Ease of use
☆ 4.7
They have a great attractive cPanel that’s really designed from the ground up for ease of use.
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Price
☆ 4.3
The price is quite high. It includes enterprise-level DDOS-protection, daily or on-demand backups.
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Support
☆ 4.8
I would rate them really high, as their crew is really technically sound(also in WordPress).

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In this post let me review WPX hosting, and also present you the reasons why I migrated to WPX hosting. I’ll also let you know whether this hosting is right for you.

TypeManaged WordPress hosting 
Starting price$24.99/mo
Features1. Free backups and website migration 
2. DDOS protection
3. Staging area
4. Free SSL certificates   
Competitors1. Siteground
2. WPEngine
3. Kinsta

I started my blog with HostGator hosting, later after getting tired of their slow load times, I decided to move my site to DigitalOcean.

There, I witnessed good page load times but the problem for me was that the DigitalOcean is an unmanaged hosting solution. If I run into any issues maintaining my server, there was only ticket system available for support.

Later, I decided to go for a good hosting provider with good technical support and also page load times. As hosting is the foundation of any online business, I decided to shell out some extra money to get a good host.

That’s when I came across WPX hosting. Many of the influential bloggers in the blogosphere were using it.

So, I thought why not give it a chance?

My first impressions…

As I was fed up with the technical support provided by DigitalOcean, I decided to go with WPX hosting as most of my competitors were using it.

Moreover, I had heard a lot about their security and speed at that time.

I bought the Business plan of WPX hosting which cost me $24.99/month. I needed my multiple websites to be migrated from DigitalOcean to WPX.

I just raised the tickets to get my sites migrated and all was done within 8 hours (they also offered me free SSLs for all the sites).

Now, after they replied me that the migration is completed, I checked the speed of my site. The site speed was lowered by 50% which I’ll discuss in detail later in this post.

The loading speed was super-fast.

If I run into any issues, I can always hit them up on chat. They are super-fast to reply. WPX calls them as “support ninjas”. And, it’s true.

Wpx chat

I was impressed by the quick response time.

This is very impressive when compared to the 30 minutes wait time of HostGator or of 4 hours of ticket response time by DigitalOcean.

The support folks are like always online always eager to answer your questions. I mean, they are super-quick.

So, I decided to stick with them. I even renewed my hosting plan on black friday to get a renewal discount.

Make use of the coupon code – GOBLOGGINGTIPS to get 40% discount on the first month price of the WPX hosting plan you purchase.

WPX Hosting Review

Let’s dive into the review of the WPX hosting provider. Let me discuss the features, plans, and the support WPX has got to offer you.

After you complete reading this review, you’ll be clear whether to buy a WPX hosting package or not.

Speed

The speed offered by WPX hosting is excellent as I discussed earlier. My website was loading above 5 seconds. But after migrating to WPX hosting, I managed the get the loading speed of my sites to under 3 seconds and even below 2 seconds for some of my sites.

Wpx speed

Here’s what I got!

Screenshot #1 – DigitalOcean + EasyEngine + Nginx WPFC cache.
Screenshot #2 – WPX + W3 Total Cache (No CDN).

Exact same plugins and theme. No changes. No optimizations.

This is quite impressive.

WPX suggests you to use W3 Total Cache plugin (unlike HostGator which bans you for using some cache plugins). Using a good cache plugin helps you to make full use of the high speed hosting that WPX offers you.

Apart from W3 Total Cache, you can also use WP Rocket plugin which is also a great plugin. But a caching plugin is really necessary to take the website speed to the next level.

Along with these things, WPX has partnered with Thrive Themes. That means, if you’ve previously bought any of the Thrive Themes products (you need not be Thrive member), you are entitled to get 1 year free MaxCDN on all your sites.

The MaxCDN is a winner for me as I use Thrive products on my sites.

Free website migration

WPX offers you unlimited site migrations. The business plan offers you to host upto 5 websites and also 5 migrations are done for free after the purchase of the plan. You need to create a ticket inside the dashboard to initiate the migration on their end.

When I migrated from DigitalOcean to WPX, I created the tickets to migrate my sites. They migrated my sites within 5 hours of me creating the tickets.

You can do manual migration yourself, but the downtime may be an issue. But the WPX manages to do the complete site migration with zero downtime.

Free backups

Unlike some of the other popular hosting providers, WPX won’t charge you for making backups of your site. They’ll backup your sites everyday. You can access the last 28 daily backups of your site inside your dashboard. These backups are stored in a separate server and are safe.

Backup restore

Nevertheless, I also suggest you to use plugins like Updraft or Backupbuddy if you are little paranoid.

At times you can also request manual backups if you are not quite familiar or not confident enough to do backups of your site.

Other notable features

Free SSL certificates: WPX partnered with LetsEncrypt provides your sites free SSL certificates and handle the renewal of these certificates every 3 months on their end. When the SSL is renewed you’ll get a notification email just to let you know that the SSL has been renewed.

SSL certificate is the most important thing you need to consider. Because, these days Google is marking sites that do not have SSL certificate installed as not secure.

Apart from the security perspective, SSL is one of the ranking factors in Google. Sites with SSL certificate have an edge overthe sites that do not have SSL certificate when it comes to rankings and as well as conversions due to trustworthiness.

So, how to migrate from http to https? You need not  get your hands-dirty. You just need to contact the WPX support team and ask them to activate https on your sites. After the process is completed on their end, you’ll have perfectly migrated to https without any redirection errors.

DDOS protection: WordPress sites are vulnerable to DDoS attacks. Any hacker or your competitor can send unwanted flooding requests to your servers exhausting your server resources.

This may be made possible with the use of XML-RPC feature or any other plugin you are using in WordPress.

WPX is using the enterprise license of Incapsula DDoS protection to safeguard all the sites hosted under them for safeguarding you from DDoS attacks.

So, you don’t need to purchase a separate DDoS protection service to safeguard your sites.

Incapsula is the best when it comes to DDoS protection, and you’re getting it for free with WPX hosting.

Security coverage: Here’s the kicker. WPX offers Sucuri for its clients absolutely free. This includes HTTP/HTTPS security coverage, Malware scanning, Hack removal, and also DDoS protection.

The inclusion of Sucuri protection on their plans is a big winner as you need not worry about your site getting hacked or getting cleaned.

This feature gives you a peace of mind that someone is scanning your site to make sure that there are no malwares, and you can get your site easily recovered when something wrong happens.

Note: You need to also remember that the usage of cracked plugins and themes is prohibited on WPX hosting – you’ll get banned.

Staging area: WPX offers you a staging area where you can make modifications or development works on your site without altering the content displayed to your live visitors.

Email management

Add new email box

With WPX hosting you can create your domain email accounts, as shown in the above screenshot.

You can create as many email addresses as you want. You can forward the email addresses to your Gmail address if you want. You can also assign the storage for each of the email boxes so that they won’t use up all the web space provided to you.

If you want you can also access the mail app from the browser URL.

I prefer adding WPX SMTP details in Gmail to enable direct routing of my WPX emails to Gmail inbox which avoids the delay of the email delivery caused in case of forwarding the mails.

Plans and pricing

WPX hosting comes with 3 different plans – Business, Professional, and Elite.

Pricing wpx

Unlike other hosting providers like HostGator (which claims to offer unlimited space and bandwidth and loads up your website ultra-slow when you hit the cap) this is something you need to consider. There’s nothing called unlimited space or bandwidth for the price you pay.

  • I personally have a Business plan which allows me to host 5 websites and offers total 10GB storage and 50GB bandwidth. The storage and bandwidth is enough for me as my sites are not AdSense websites that are traffic-heavy.
  • If you are looking for hosting heavy traffic sites with WPX, you may need to go for their Professional or Elite plan.

You can use their free bandwidth checker tool to know which plan can handle your traffic.

When compared to other managed WP hosting solutions the price is reasonable enough. Do remember that they are offering you zero-wait-time support, enterprise-grade DDoS protection, and premium Sucuri protection.

FAQs on WPX Hosting

Does WPX Hosting provide CDN?

Yes. It comes with a built-in native CDN called the WPX Cloud which loads the content from the nearest server.

Can I get free SSL certificates?

Yes. You will get free SSL certificates with WPX. They have partnered with LetsEncrypt for offering these SSL certificates.

Do they transfer my site for free?

Yes. The support team will assist you with free migration services. If you are not tech-savvy, no need to worry as they will migrate the site for you just within 24 hours.

Is TrafficPlanet the same as WPX?

WPX was previous TrafficPlanet. Yes, both are the same.

How many sites can I host with WPX hosting?

It depends upon the pricing plans. With its lowest plan, you can host 5 websites. The highest plan supports 35 websites.

Wrap up

You can host your websites either in the US or UK. I have hosted all my sites on US servers. If the majority of your visitors are from the UK, then consider hosting in UK servers as the ping time would be quick for UK visitors.

I can say that the price you pay for WPX is justifiable. It is totally worth it.

Make use of the coupon code – GOBLOGGINGTIPS to get 40% discount on the first month price of the WPX hosting plan you purchase.

Hope you loved my review on WPX hosting. Make sure you share this post.

Akshay HallurAbout me

Hi, I’m Akshay Hallur. The founder of this blog BloggingX and many other online ventures.

I’m a professional full-time blogger, a digital marketer, and a trainer. I’m here to help bloggers like you to create an outstanding blog and earn money from it.

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21 thoughts on “WPX Hosting Review: My Experience With Them From 2017!”

  1. Hi,

    I have been with WPX Hosting more than a year. Franky speaking I try many hosting, but nothing can beat WPX support.
    I have little budget to run my online business and blog. WPX hosting gives five install WordPress that will be perfect subdomain for the blog and woo commerce.

  2. Hey Akshay,

    Thanks for the in-depth review. I currently have my site on BlueHost, and it totally sucks. Their support is horrible, and they’d go on and deactivate my account whenever they wish to, without even sending me a warning. WPX seems to be a good option for me, the most crucial thing I look for in a hosting company is the support, which seems to be a positive factor in your review. I will give them a try.

    Regards,
    Charles

  3. Hey Akshay,
    Thank You for sharing a deep Information about Hosting. Akashay That time my website on a host with Hostgator. This is My WordPress blog. But I Will follow your guideline. Your information is very helpful.

    Regards
    Praveen Mishra

  4. Hi Akshay,

    That sounded really great, that’s the customer support all about. To get the queries resolved as quick as possible. This is what every webmaster looks for, instead of a long wait.

    This WPX Hosting review, helped as I could make my mind to host few of my new niche sites with them, which I was planning for.

    Thanks for sharing the experience, appreciate it!

    Have a great day ahead!

  5. Am currently using Hostgator hosting but am not satisfied with their service and I want to change hosting.Can you please suggest which one is best WPX or Bluehost. Please reply soon. Thanks in advance

  6. Hi Akshay,
    Thankyou for the sharing Article, quite informative,
    Keep up the good work!!!!

    Have a great day !

    -Jay

  7. Hi Akshay,

    I have a question about WPX, With Business plan, Are all 5 sites host on the same IP? Or random IP? I don’t want others to know all my sites.

  8. Thank you! Akshay for sharing this amazing review. I am using WPX hosting from the start and I really enjoyed their services. WPX hosting provides amazing support and also the speed is really great. I would recommend everyone to try WPX hosting for better performance.

    regards
    ~Arron

  9. Hey Akshay,

    Thank you very much for reviewing our service. Our tech support is 24/7 ready to help and answer your questions. Do not hesitate to contact us whenever you feel like.

    All the best,
    WPX Team

  10. Something seems to have gone wrong at WPX hosting, as of October, 2019 (possibly earlier).
    I’ve had several websites with them for a few years, and the service and support used to be PERFECT. But over the last few months, I get an “insecure site” warning when I try to access my own websites on WPX (even though I have SSL enabled on them). And their 24/7 instant support (“Chat”) has disappeared. Now there’s just an “Ask a Question” button – and if you click it, nothing happens.
    Worse, we can no longer access our email boxes at WPX.
    It’s almost time to renew our account, and I’m wondering if they’re still in business.

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