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Wordpress WPEngine bad review - interesting read

Discussion in 'Blogs & CMS usage' started by eva2000, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Thought I'd share this WPEngine customer's review of WPEngine (with accompanying screenshot proof) at [UPDATE2] Your Webhost Cannot Be Trusted - How WP Engine Hijacked My Business

    WPEngine is a web host who specialises in optimised Wordpress specific web hosting and from all that I heard they were good. But this user review has been an eye opener for me and shocked at what this customer has experienced. Seems to me from what the customer experienced, all the WPEngine experts either left or were replaced with techs which don't know Wordpress hosting as well ??

    Seems if you read the blog comments, there are other similar customer experiences at WPEngine !

    Guess not a problem for Centmin Mod users who host their own Wordpress blogs, but interesting customer review nonetheless :)
     
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  2. Mask

    Mask Active Member

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    Wow .... No words really .. That article sure is an interesting read and an eye opener. (And I used to think WP-Engine was among the good guys)
     
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  3. Matt Williams

    Matt Williams WordPress Fanatic

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    WPengine is nothing more then an over priced marketing gimmick
     
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  4. Inforit

    Inforit Premium Member Premium Member

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    I got an account with them last month just to see whats so special about them, used a 75% discount coupon, but havent finished setting up domain for testing yet, but does have some simple things which make life easier for them specially.

    They limit to wordpress 3.9.2 + and have a list of restricted plugins.
    You can see and edit sftp users, git push, backup, redirects, activate cache, view logs from control panel.

    If you need a reinstall it has to go through support

    The wp-config file has quite a few interesting extra things.

    You do get a few ideas from them ;)


    Code:
    define( 'WP_CACHE', TRUE );
    
    define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false );
    
    define( 'PWP_NAME', 'localwp' );
    
    define( 'FS_METHOD', 'direct' );
    
    define( 'FS_CHMOD_DIR', 0775 );
    
    define( 'FS_CHMOD_FILE', 0664 );
    
    define( 'PWP_ROOT_DIR', '/nas/wp' );
    
    define( 'WPE_APIKEY', '59fb514a8b62be86d459c340068b7a1bb5302a4b' );
    
    define( 'WPE_FOOTER_HTML', "" );
    
    define( 'WPE_CLUSTER_ID', '3218' );
    
    define( 'WPE_CLUSTER_TYPE', 'pod' );
    
    define( 'WPE_ISP', true );
    
    define( 'WPE_BPOD', false );
    
    define( 'WPE_RO_FILESYSTEM', false );
    
    define( 'WPE_LARGEFS_BUCKET', 'largefs.wpengine' );
    
    define( 'WPE_LBMASTER_IP', '176.58.127.13' );
    
    define( 'WPE_CDN_DISABLE_ALLOWED', true );
    
    define( 'DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', FALSE );
    
    define( 'DISALLOW_FILE_MODS', FALSE );
    
    define( 'DISABLE_WP_CRON', false );
    
    define( 'WPE_FORCE_SSL_LOGIN', false );
    
    define( 'FORCE_SSL_LOGIN', false );
    
    /*SSLSTART*/ if ( isset($_SERVER['HTTP_X_WPE_SSL']) && $_SERVER['HTTP_X_WPE_SSL'] ) $_SERVER['HTTPS'] = 'on'; /*SSLEND*/
    
    define( 'WPE_EXTERNAL_URL', false );
    
    define( 'WP_POST_REVISIONS', FALSE );
    
    define( 'WPE_WHITELABEL', 'wpengine' );
    
    define( 'WP_TURN_OFF_ADMIN_BAR', false );
    
    define( 'WPE_BETA_TESTER', false );
    
    umask(0002);
    
    $wpe_cdn_uris=array ( );
    
    $wpe_no_cdn_uris=array ( );
    
    $wpe_content_regexs=array ( );
    
    $wpe_all_domains=array ( 0 => 'localwp.wpengine.com', );
    
    $wpe_varnish_servers=array ( 0 => 'pod-3218', );
    
    $wpe_special_ips=array ( 0 => '176.58.127.13', );
    
    $wpe_ec_servers=array ( );
    
    $wpe_largefs=array ( );
    
    $wpe_netdna_domains=array ( );
    
    $wpe_netdna_domains_secure=array ( );
    
    $wpe_netdna_push_domains=array ( );
    
    $wpe_domain_mappings=array ( );
    
    $memcached_servers=array ( );
     
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