WP Engine’s Highly Scalable WordPress Hosting Architecture
No detours needed.
Your site benefits from a best-in-class, enterprise-grade architecture that’s scalable and really, really fast.
“WP Engine flawlessly served over 71 million page views in 24 hours for the CMA Awards on ABC. It was THE BEST experience the site has ever had… Even better than WP Engine said it was going to be!”
– Ben Bennett, Director of Digital Strategy, Country Music Association
Your visitors are impatient. And if your site is slow, they’ll take their business elsewhere. But with WP Engine, your visitors are staying put. Sites run four to six times faster on our unique front-end technology than on another environment. Every WP Engine customer benefits from the same robust, enterprise-grade software technology stack. So whether you have a personal account or a dedicated enterprise solution, you always get an efficient, scalable, secure WordPress experience.
Delight your customers with a site they never have to wait for.
Specifically designed for scalable WordPress hosting, our proprietary front-end is built on thousands of carefully-designed rules that we continually audit and adjust for maximum performance. These rulesets determine how we serve content for fastest load times and which traffic we block for security reasons.
Our caching mechanism also dramatically reduces server load. Instead of serving your static content from the backend, which can be slow, we serve this content from our front-end system, which can handle high levels of concurrent traffic.
Get enterprise-grade scale with EverCache®.
How well your site scales is directly related to how cacheable it is. WP Engine EverCache is one of the most scalable WordPress caching mechanisms available today. Our proprietary caching system serves your media incredibly fast and dramatically increases visitor reach and availability. EverCache is fully integrated into your WordPress environment so you don’t need any third-party caching plugins. Cache is intelligently and automatically refreshed as needed, and you can always clear your cache at any time. And if you need special caching rules, our support team is happy to implement them for you.
Load faster with a content delivery network.
A content delivery network (CDN) stores your site’s static content locally in servers all over the world, and then serves content to your visitors from the servers closest to them. The effect is two-fold: content loads faster because it’s closer to the end-user, and your site can scale dramatically because an expansive global network of servers shares the traffic load. WP Engine has partnered with NetDNA to offer a robust, enterprise CDN as part of our service.
High availability WordPress hosting with WP Engine’s Enterprise plans.
Business-critical, high traffic WordPress sites benefit from our highly available, scale-out architecture that can handle more than 50 million visitors per month. Our enterprise plans feature a three-tier architecture with HA load balancing and firewalling, scalable web layers, and advanced database replication. And if you experience a traffic spike, our rapid, easy deployments allow us to add more capacity to your site effortlessly. To learn more about what our Enterprise plans can do for you, contact our sales team.