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.
Hostinger VPS Hosting
Both these providers offer the standard 30-day money-back guarantee.
More variety in hosting plans and lower prices help Hostinger win this round.
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.
|Hosting Types||Shared hosting, WordPress hosting, email hosting, cloud hosting, and VPS||Managed WordPress VPS hosting|
|Free SSL Certificate||✓||✓|
|Disk Space||20GB SSD-140GB SSD||30GB SSD-50GB SSD|
|Automatic Backups||Daily/Weekly (depending on your plan)||Nightly|
|Control Panel||hPanel||Atomic control panel|
|Free Site Migration||✓||✓(for up to 2 apps)|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 days||30 days|
It’s a tie with Hostinger offering better resource allocations and Pagely more user-friendly features for free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Plans and Pricing||Budget-friendly shared hosting and WordPress hosting together with email hosting, cloud hosting, and VPS||Extremely pricey, enterprise-ready managed WordPress VPS|
|Key Features||LiteSpeed 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 environment||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|
|Performance||99.99% 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 Plugin||Credit-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 Plugin||DDoS 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-help||24/7 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|