WP Engine Pricing

WP Engine pricing ranges from $13/month to… as much as you want to pay!

Like all hosting providers, pricing depends on what capabilities you require, and how many websites you need to host.

For $13 / month (all prices pre-paid annual) you can host 1 website, with 5,000 visits / month, 5 GB of storage and 20 GB of bandwidth.

For $25 / month you can host 1 website with 25,000 visits / month, 10 GB of storage and 50 GB of bandwidth.

For $49 / month you can host 3 websites with 75,000 visits / month, 15 GB of storage and 125 GB of bandwidth.

For $96 / month you can host 10 websites with 100,000 visits / month, 20 GB of storage and 200 GB of bandwidth.

And so on. The price and capability just keep increasing until you’re in “Custom Land”.

Add ons available include Automated Plugin Updates, WAF, and Site Monitoring.

The moment this article is published (6/12/2022) my pricing will surely be out of date. I’ll do my best to post updates, as WP Engine makes changes.

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WP Engine How To SFTP

SFTP may sound intimidating but don’t fret! It’s not. If you’ve used “regular” FTP, SFTP is no sweat. Here’s a quick quide on how to set up SFTP credentials with WP Engine.

  1. Login to the WP Engine User Portal
  2. Click “SFTP Users” in the left hand menu.
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3. Click the purple “Create SFTP User” button.

4. Enter username, password, optional path (if you don’t know what path is, you don’t need it) and click “Add SFTP user”.

5. That’s it! Your new SFTP user will now be shown in the list of SFTP Users.

Note: Once the user is created, WP Engine will append the username you chose, to the end of your account username.

6. Connection information is listed at the top of the SFTP Users screen. Your SFTP server name is always in the following format: The port is always 2222 (unlike regular FTP which is typically 22)

7. Now you can use your favorite FTP program* to connect to your WP Engine install allowing you to manage files.

*For Windows, we like FileZilla.

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WP Engine How To Create Staging

Thankfully almost every action within the WP Engine User Portal is intuitive, and creating a staging environment is no exception.

Steps to Create Staging at WP Engine

  1. Login to the User Portal
  2. Click Create Staging in left hand menu.
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3. Choose environment options. Here you have the option to clone the live or Production site, start new (blank or guided) or copy from another install. In most cases you’ll select “Copy an existing environment to this site” as this will allow you to clone your Production environment.

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4. Select the production environment. Note that you’ll need to choose the most recent Backup. If you want the most current version of your Production environment, you’ll want to create a Backup first, before you create the staging environment.

WP Engine How To Create Staging - Select environment to copy

5. Give your staging environment a unique name, and click Add Environment.

6. That’s it! You’re done. Just give it a few minutes, and the new install will be built. If you did copy the Production environment, your WordPress user information remains exactly the same, just use the new staging URL.

Note: You’ll need to create new credentials in order to access the staging install via SFTP.

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Road Warrior Stuff

Random links I’ve found while researching how to get the best Internet access while traveling (RV/campground).

While I’m still on the “iPhone hotspot” level (a miracle itself), I always flirt with the idea of investing in a more powerful and capable setup.

Waveform – Need to boost your cell phone signal? Say non more fam.

Unlimitedville – Wireless High-Speed Internet. Unlimited. Unthrottled. Sure.

Mobile Internet Resource Center – Terribly generic name. It’s for RV’s and others what work remotely/mobile.

FMCA Tech Connect – Some sort of RV club, with a side serving of (T-Mobile) Internet access.

Calyx Institute – Even weirder this is some sort of privacy club (?) with a T-Mobile Internet plan.

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Link Dump #7

It’s pretty much been a year since I’ve posted. Right on brand!

Low Tech Magazine – I love the tone: “Doubts on progress and technology”.

CryptoTab – This reminds me of those late 90’s early 00’s “pay to surf” schemes for which I absolutely never built automated tools to exploit.

I wish there was an app… – A live feed of human app despair. Let me try it: “I wish there was an app that will blog reliably for me.”

ShadyURL – Don’t just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening. I’ll admit I laughed to the point of tears when I found this. *chef’s kiss*

Mighty – Stream your browser to reduce memory and increase speed on low end devices. I had to “request access” and if granted will post a review. I’m intrigued as I’ve dabbled in game streaming. – The name says it all. You might want to consult the Urban Dictionary before casually using anything “made up” IRL.

VRcompare – Compare VR headsets before you buy an Oculus. – A fun, visual, drag-and-drop website builder for people looking to build unique websites.

Fluid Paint – I’m not sure what this is for, but it’s cool and oddly satisfying.