WPMU DEV WordPress hosting review: Beginner-friendly WordPress hosting with a balance between price and performance

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  • 8/10
    Ease of usage - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
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    Pricing and plans - 8/10
8.3/10

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If you are looking for a pocket-friendly WordPress hosting service, WPMU DEV can be the best avenue. I am not telling, this is the most affordable hosting service provider out there, but the wide range of options available for choosing the best plan makes it pocket-friendly and give you additional scopes to choose the best plan as per your requirements.

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A quick review of WPMU DEV WordPress hosting fully managed by its service provider that is Wpmudev.org. Here we know about its features, pros and cons.

To mark your presence online whether through a business or by some other way, the basic step is to create your own website followed by your traces on the social networking websites, so that people can know about you. Opening a website in 2019 is very easy, as long as you have the elements available with you. The basic things that you will need is a domain name and hosting. The domain name is that name, which we used to remember the website names like facebook.com, google.com, how2shout.com, etc., The hosting is analogous to a hard drive or storage, where the website is stored so that it is visible to those who want to visit your website using the domain name.

While you can get a domain name at very affordable rates nowadays, but choosing the appropriate hosting from a good hosting service provider is very important, if you want maximum uptime and don’t want to face troubles, once your website is ready to be visible to the end-users. There are different kinds of hosting services, which you can find, and  WordPress is one of the best content management services, which can help you host your website, with minimum troubles. So today I’ll be talking about a WordPress hosting service provider WPMU DEV, which I am using for quite some time now, and is quite satisfied with its services. I will be writing a very short review, talk about the pros and cons and the other aspects that you should remember before you go for WPMU DEV hosting service provider.

So, let’s get started with the review.

WPMU DEV WordPress hosting features:

Let’s talk about the features first.

  • With Wmpu dev, all the websites get dedicated memory, solid-state disk storage, CPU, and if you have multiple websites each website will be allotted the same set of resources, completely independent of the other.
  • Presently, there are eight server locations around the world, which means, you can choose the best location depending upon the country, where we will get maximum traffic and other important aspects.
  • The hosting service is optimized for  WordPress and it has support for IPv6, the latest standards, page caching and the number of important services that make  WordPress websites run buttery smooth.
  • With an advanced defender and automatic services built into all the hosting service plans, the websites are monitored and scanned for different issues and regular updates are delivered. It means, there will hardly be any kind of issues, and you can easily restore to the previous state of your website from a backup if some mishap happens.
  • Just like most other  WordPress hosting services, WPMU DEV is also very developer-friendly, with self-healing architecture and also has support for a number of protocols like SFTP, SSH, along with phpMyAdmin, and WP-CLI to manager databases and use custom commands respectively. It also has a host of other developers-friendly options.
  • WPMU DEV gives you access to strong analytics tools, which can help you see the live status of your website, which includes page visits, bandwidth usage, storage usage, email activities and everything else, all in a single page.
  • It has 24×7 live chat support, which means you can easily get solutions to all your website-related problems at any time of the day and retain optimum uptime of your website without worrying at all.
  • Keeping in mind the requirements of different kinds of users out there, who want to host their own websites, there are different plans, which I will be talking about, later in this review. This eventually gives you a wide range of options to get the best value for money to host your website.

So those were the major features of the WPMU DEV WordPress hosting service.

 

WPMU DEV Membership or Plans:

Let’s have a look at the plans of this WordPress hosting plans.

Wpmu dev Membership or Plans

Bronze Plan: 1 GB dedicated RAM, 1 CPU, 10 GB SSD storage, 1 TB bandwidth, 20,000 monthly visits, and $10 per site per month.

Silver Plan: 2 GB dedicated RAM, 2 CPUs, 15 GB SSD storage, 2.5 TB bandwidth, 50,000 monthly visits, and $25 per site per month.

Gold Plan: 8 GB dedicated RAM, 4 CPUs, 50 GB SSD storage, 10 TB bandwidth, 100,000 monthly visits, and $50 per site per month.

Platinum Plan: 16 GB dedicated RAM, 6 CPUs, 140 GB SSD storage, 20 TB bandwidth, 250,000 monthly visits, and $100 per site per month.

How to setup website of WPMU DEV:

To know how to install and setup WordPress on this managed web hosting server see this step by step guide.

WPMU DEV dashboard and other interface screenshots:

Adding of website
Analytics of WpmuDEV review hosting
Email addtion
Install smart crawl
Live stats of wpmudev
PHPMyAdmin
Wpmudeve hosting Access to website

Pros:

Now let’s have a look at the pros of the WPMU DEV WordPress hosting service.

  • The Hosting Hub is one of the best parts of WPMU DEV, where you can get access to all the websites hosted using it. This is really useful. Most users have multiple  WordPress websites and just in case you want to have a look at the features, analytics and other important aspects of the individual websites, you can get all of them directly from the Hosting Hub.
  • While you set up your own website, the location of the server will automatically be decided to depend upon your location, which is also a great feature, who do not know a lot about, or in a dilemma on which location they should choose, for optimum performance. 
  • The overview and analytics page is quite user-friendly, and everything is shown in a beautiful and intuitive graphical user interface with digital indicators, which even a layman can understand. You don’t even need a lot of knowledge on computers or need to be a geek to understand different points available on the overview and analytics page.
  • Talking about the performance of the website hosted using WPMU DEV, the performance is quite good, and I did not notice any lag or problems at all. It means, if you host your website using WPMU DEV, you will hardly have to worry about different common problems most other website owners face with different other hosting services such as manually take each and everything…
  • Almost all the popular plugins are available with WPMU DEV, Which includes the basic to the most complex ones for the requirement of different types of users out there. You can even use custom templates which can be a great way to customize your website in all the possible ways to your heart content.
  • Besides a 24×7 support that is available with WPMU DEV, you can even get assistance related to the smallest of the problems from the big community of users who are using WPMU DEV. You will definitely come across users, who have encountered the same problem that you are facing, which can eventually be helpful to get your problem solved in one go from the big community of users using it. 
  • 30 days of a free trial.

So, those were the pros of using the Wemudev hosting service for your  WordPress website.

Cons:

Now, let’s have a look at the cons of WPMU DEV or those places where it can improve.

  • It is very important to choose the most appropriate location for your server when you are using WPMU DEV. Once you choose the location of your server, it cannot be changed later on unless you change the DNS settings, which can be troublesome for a number of users. Thus, I will recommend you to always choose the closest server so that you do not face any kind of trouble later on.
  • To use the trial version of WPMU DEV, you should have a Credit Card. While this is a common technique utilized by most corporates to prevent people from misusing the trial, a lot of startups, who are looking for affordable hosting to mark their presence on the Internet might not have a Credit Card. I was there were other ways for users not having credit cards to enjoy the free trial before they eventually pay for the paid subscription.

Those two are the points, which I think WPMU DEV should look into for offering more ease and convenience to the users.

Furthermore, if you are looking for complete self-managed hosting service then WPMU DEV is not your cup of tea, best for those have little knowledge about things working at developer end and looking for automate fully managed WordPress hosting service to attenuate their headache of website backend management.

My verdict:

If you are looking for a pocket-friendly WordPress hosting service, it can be the best avenue. I am not telling, this is the most affordable hosting service provider out there, but the wide range of options available for choosing the best plan makes it pocket-friendly and give you additional scopes to choose the best plan as per your requirements. As it is quite easy to get started with WPMU DEV, I consider it to be another big reason that you should go for this particular hosting service provider instead of other available out there. The ability to manage all the websites that you have from a single page makes it very convenient, even for the newbies. So, if you ask me, whether can it be best for you? I will definitely recommend you to use it.

So that was all about the review of WPMU DEV. Do you have any other important points to add or have anything else to say? Feel free to comment on the same below. 

Sarbasish Basuhttps://www.how2shout.com/
From B.Tech (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer to Photography and Writing blogs; he ultimately has answers to everything. Oh, and he's also quite good in rapidly building a relationship and set up the trust; his articles are proof of that...

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