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Hostinger vs. Pagely – Close Match, but Only One Winner [2020]

Mark Holden
May 26, 2020

At first glance, WordPress hosting plans of both Hostinger and Pagely may appear to be similar. However, they are not. I used multiple parameters to thoroughly test both these hosting providers’ WordPress plans and found Hostinger outperforming Pagely after a tough battle.

You can take a look at Hostinger’s latest deals here or continue reading to find out what gives Hostinger a winning edge over Pagely.

1. Plans and Pricing

Hostinger wins by offering wider plan variety and lower prices

Hostinger offers multiple hosting plans including shared and WordPress hosting, email hosting, cloud hosting, and VPS hosting. Hostinger’s 3 WordPress plans are cheap provided you opt for the longest term (triennial).

In contrast, Pagely’s 6 fully managed WordPress hosting (VPS) plans have slightly lower resource allocations and are expensive with the starting plan costing (monthly) almost 93 times the cheapest WordPress plan of Hostinger. You can save 5% with the annual term though. Pagely also offers 2 Enterprise WordPress plans. Despite steep Pagely pricing, its managed plans offer several user-friendly features.

Both these providers offer the standard 30-day money-back guarantee.

More variety in hosting plans and lower prices help Hostinger win this round.

2. Features

It’s a tie between Hostinger and Pagely

With Hostinger’s WordPress hosting plans, you can host unlimited websites and get 20GB-140GB disk space and unlimited bandwidth. You’ll also get LiteSpeed WebServer, SSD storage, free site migration, 1-click WordPress installer, SSL certificate, multiple PHP versions, a wide array of customizable themes and plugins, SSH access, WP-CLI, Git, SFTP, weekly/daily automated backups (plan-dependant), free site migration, and a staging environment.

With Pagely’s WordPress VPS plans, you’ll get to host 5-6 sites, 30GB SSD-50GB SSD space, and 20GB-500GB  bandwidth. You’ll also get ARES (WordPress-specific Web Application Gateway), automatic backups, Let’s Encrypt SSL, site migration (free for up to 2 apps), staging sites, WP-CLI, and SSH access.

Compare both these providers using the comparison table below.

HostingerPagely
Hosting TypesShared hosting, WordPress hosting, email hosting, cloud hosting, and VPSManaged WordPress VPS hosting
Free Domain ×
Free SSL Certificate
Disk Space20GB SSD-140GB SSD30GB SSD-50GB SSD
BandwidthUnlimited20GB-500GB
Automatic BackupsDaily/Weekly (depending on your plan)Nightly
Control PanelhPanelAtomic control panel
Free CDN×
Free Site Migration✓(for up to 2 apps)
Money-Back Guarantee30 days30 days

It’s a tie with Hostinger offering better resource allocations and Pagely more user-friendly features for free.

3. Performance

Its a tie again

Hostinger uses Tier-3 datacenters across 7 different regions while Pagely has 14 Tier 1 and Tier 2 datacenters across the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, and the Asia Pacific.

For enhanced performance, Hostinger uses LiteSpeed WebServer with the LS Cache Plugin, SSDs, HTTP/2, the latest versions of PHP, Cloudflare CDN, and the Jetpack Plugin. Pagely functions on dedicated AWS instances and offers PRESSTHUMB (for dynamic image optimization), PressCDN, PRESSCACHE (for faster loading speeds), SPDY support (to accelerate page load times), Redis cache engine, and HTTP/2+PHP7.X.

Both these hosts offer a 99.99% uptime guaranteed SLA (backed by credit schedule). Pagely also offers an enhanced SLA with 100% availability guarantee and elevated credit commitments. Hostinger performed well in our tests. You can get details at our expert Hostinger review. Pagely’s performance too was excellent. Visit our expert Pagely review to check details.

4. Security

Pagely wins, thanks to its comprehensive and robust security features

To ensure your WordPress site’s security, Hostinger uses SSL certificate, Cloudflare CDN, Imunify360, and the Jetpack Plugin.

Pagely developed PressARMOR – a comprehensive security architecture to protect its hardware, network, and WordPress applications. It also offers DDoS protection, PCI-compliance and security scans, brute force mitigation, managed WAF, 2-factor authentication for core services, malware prevention and remediation, system-wide comment spam prevention, multi-level intrusion detection and prevention, and chrooting of all shared systems.

Pagely’s proactive and extensive security processes help it win.

5. Support

Hostinger wins, thanks to its lightning-fast support

Hostinger offers 24/7 live chat support along with support via email and tickets (for logged-in users). I tried its live chat, which was quick and competent. There’s a paid “Priority Support” too that positions you on the top of the queue whenever you need help. For self-support, you have a knowledge base, blog, and tutorials.

Hostinger Live Chat Support
Hostinger Live Chat Support

Pagely offers 24/7 live chat and ticket support (for logged-in customers). You can also reach it via phone (for select plans), its private Slack channel (8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, PST), and Twitter. I found the support to be most active between 8 am-7 pm (PST), Monday through Friday, when you’re almost guaranteed to get a reply within an hour. For self-help, you can use its knowledgebase, blog, or podcasts.

Pagely Support Channels
Pagely Support Channels

With its lightning-fast support, Hostinger wins this round.

Hostinger Wins a Closely-fought Battle

Despite winning this competition with Pagely, Hostinger had a close finish. Pagely did give Hostinger a tough fight in the features and performance rounds, and even outshined it in the security round. However, Hostinger managed to score wins in the pricing and support rounds. I would recommend Hostinger over Pagely. Hostinger is a good choice and it also makes the top of our list of the best web hosting services​. But if you need highly scalable, enterprise-level managed WordPress that some of the world’s biggest brands like Disney, TimeInc., etc. rely upon and don’t mind the steep prices, Pagely could be a good option.

Comparison Table

HostingerPagely
Plans and PricingBudget-friendly shared hosting and WordPress hosting together with email hosting, cloud hosting, and VPSExtremely pricey, enterprise-ready managed WordPress VPS
Key FeaturesLiteSpeed WebServer, SSD storage, free site migration, 1-click WordPress installer, SSL certificate, multiple PHP versions, several customizable themes and plugins, SSH access, WP-CLI, Git, SFTP, weekly/daily automated backups, and a staging environmentARES (WordPress-specific Web Application Gateway), automatic backups, Let’s Encrypt SSL, site migration (free for up to 2 apps), staging sites, WP-CLI, and SSH access
Performance99.99% uptime guarantee SLA (backed by credit schedule); uses LiteSpeed WebServer with the LS Cache Plugin, SSDs, HTTP/2, the latest versions of PHP, and Cloudflare CDN, and the Jetpack PluginCredit-backed 99.99% uptime guaranteed SLA and enhanced SLA with 100% availability guarantee and elevated credit commitments; uses PressCDN, dedicated AWS instances, PRESSTHUMB, PRESSCACHE, SPDY support, Redis cache engine, and HTTP/2+PHP7.X
Security SSL certificate, Cloudflare CDN, Imunify360, and the Jetpack PluginDDoS protection, PCI-compliance and security scans, brute force mitigation, managed WAF, 2-factor authentication, malware prevention/remediation, comment spam prevention, multi-level intrusion detection and prevention, and chrooting of all shared systems
Support 24/7 live chat, email and ticket support plus paid Priority Support; knowledgebase, blog, and tutorials for self-help24/7 live chat and ticket support plus support via private Slack channel (8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, PST), phone (for select plans), and Twitter; knowledgebase, blog, and podcasts for self-help

FAQ

Is ​Hostinger better than ​Pagely?

Yes, it offers better value for money with its better performance, pricing, and support. It’s also included in our list of ​the best web hosting services.

Does Hostinger offer WordPress hosting?

​Yes, it offers three WordPress hosting plans. If you would rather have managed WordPress plans where your web hosting provider manages all the technical aspects of WordPress for you, I recommend you consider the best managed WordPress hosting providers.

Does Pagely offer VPS hosting?

Yes, it offers managed WordPress VPS plans but they are extremely pricey. To get reasonably-priced and dependable VPS, I would recommend you to check our list of the best cheap VPS hosting services.
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