Reviews and expert opinion WPServer

Ranked 2797th from 3161 Web Hosting
4.0
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Support
3.9
Pricing
3.9
Server locations
Sweden
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
The clue is in WPServer's "WP" prefix. It does (managed) WordPress hosting and nothing else. What you get for the high price you pay isn't entirely clear from the minimalistic website, and the support team probably won't respond to tell you what you want to know. It's such a shame for something that looks so pretty.

Overview

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WPServer is web hosting brand of Swedish company Triop AB, which dates back to 2008 and has headquarters in Västerås, Västmanland County. As the “WP” prefix implies, WPServer only provides WordPress hosting plans.

WPServer’s English-language website is nicely designed but minimalistic (to put it mildly).

Features and Ease of Use

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WPServer’s offerings are simplistic, to say the least. The single all-inclusive managed WordPress hosting package provides the following features:

  • 99.9% uptime
  • Full SFTP access
  • SSD disk drives
  • DDoS and malware protection
  • Automatic WordPress updates
  • Daily backups
  • Email support
  • Fast Memcached servers

WPServer claims to provide blazing fast speeds, thanks to its use of SSD storage that is much faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage. The website doesn’t say how much disk space is provided, but it does say you get daily backups (with easy restoration) to protect you against a data loss disaster.

As a pure WordPress host, you won’t be surprised to hear that this vendor provides automatic WordPress updates. This may be a double-edged sword: on the one hand, keeping your site secure, but on the other hand, making you vulnerable to losing data. So tread carefully.

I must admit to being disappointed with the level of details on WPServer’s website, which doesn’t tell you — for example — how much disk space or data transfer you get. It does say you get SFTP access and a 99.9% uptime guarantee (which is around the industry average).

Pricing and Support

On the face of it, WPServer charges very high prices for very few features, and there are no such niceties as a free domain or SSL certificate. However, I don’t discount the possibility that there is more than meets the eye, and I am mindful of the fact that this is a managed service.

WPServer’s features page says that you can try it risk-free for 7 days (which is nice), and its pricing page tells you that you can try it risk-free for 30 days (which is even nicer, but inconsistent). Either way, clicking the link takes you to a page that asks you to enter your email address without telling you any more.

You can contact this host by submitting a simple contact form or opening a support ticket. Unfortunately, my pre-sales approach went unanswered. Self-support resources are scarce, save for a blog that was last updated — and in fact, first updated — in 2017.

Pricing

3.9

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Bottom line on WPServer

There can be no doubt that WPServer’s minimalistic website looks nice, but it seems to be all spin and no substance, and in this case, less definitely isn’t more. The prices appear to be high, and it’s hard to tell exactly what you’re signing up for. On the plus side, you do get a 7-day free trial, or is that a 30-day free trial? It’s hard to say for sure unless you enter your email address and hope for the best.

Pros

  • Free trial
  • SSD storage
  • Daily backups
  • Automatic WordPress updates

Cons

  • Only one (WordPress) hosting plan
  • Unresponsive support

For WordPress hosting, see WPServer.

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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