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  1. Silviu Chiriac
    Silviu Chiriac May 6, 2013 at 16:21 | | Reply

    WP Engine it’s awesome! I would like to try it and the reason why i would like to win it’s that i’ve never got a premium hosting but i need it. I’m young and i can’t afford a premium hosting provider; maybe this will be my first time…

  2. Greg Davis
    Greg Davis May 6, 2013 at 19:12 | | Reply

    Thanks Jean for your post! I am running a WPMU (multi-site) for several clients as well as several stand along WP installs and would love to be able to benefit from WP Engine hosting. I have been managing the server and everything on my own, and have done a decent job of it (and learning as I go) but I would like to spend more time doing client work and interacting with new clients and less time on back-end server admin.

  3. Joel
    Joel May 6, 2013 at 19:21 | | Reply

    I work at Main Street Webworx in Greenville, SC and we’ve started recommending WP Engine to our clients, but I hesitate to recommend a hosting company that I’ve never used before. We currently host our own website on Mediatemple and they have more downtime than I’d like. I especially like the idea of hosting that is fine-tuned specifically for WordPress performance and security. On another note, a number of clients choose other hosting companies because they include email. I personally prefer Google Apps for email, but I think our clients would more likely choose WP Engine as a hosting company if email was included.

  4. Scott lovingood
    Scott lovingood May 6, 2013 at 23:28 | | Reply

    Love wpengine. Currently at blue host and having a ton of issues with it. Would love to see how wp only hosting would rock

    1. Marker Creek
      Marker Creek May 14, 2013 at 16:42 | | Reply

      I have had a bunch of bluehost issues as well. I run pagelines and bluehost can hardly take it. Best thing to do is get a tech guy on the horn and see if the versioning of the php is right for what you are doing. they’ve had mine all jacked up claiming that WP hates php 5.4 or whatever it is.

  5. Michael
    Michael May 6, 2013 at 23:45 | | Reply

    I want to stop lying to people when I always wear my awesome “my blog is 4x faster than your blog” t-shirt, yet my blog (my very 1st WP site ever) languishes still on my first old crappy shared hosting account. I feel like it would be too self-indulgent to put my personal blog, MichaelMusgrove.com, on such a rip-roaring service, for some cheapskate, masochistic reason I can’t figure out.

  6. Dhaval
    Dhaval May 7, 2013 at 09:10 | | Reply

    I have on WP Engine hosting cause of several time had server error on wpwebhost. and my site link is here :- http://premiumwptheme.info/

  7. Anita N.
    Anita N. May 7, 2013 at 15:54 | | Reply

    I’m developing a website for my Aunt’s real estate company. The development site (http://www.webprojekts.net/) is currently hosted on Dreamhost. While Dreamhost is great for a personal blog, the shared hosting is a tad bit slow for any commercial business. Have been analyzing the site performance with various tools (GTMetrix, Pagespeed Insights, etc) and seeing page load times of 4 to 6 seconds. Need site tweaks to cut the page load times in half, to ensure mobile friendly performance.

    Based on reviews of WPEngine, I have strong confidence that their hosting service can achieve faster load times, without me having to do a lot of website tweaks (e.g., using CDN, using W3 Total Cache, etc). If I can make my Aunt happy with the site performance she will no doubt be a long term WPEngine customer. Personally, I would also like to have some first hand experience with WPEngine so that I can advise other clients about their hosting.

    Thank you WPMayor for this fantastic giveaway — it’s a superb bonus to the great content. Love you guys.

  8. Eric Chunn
    Eric Chunn May 8, 2013 at 06:46 | | Reply

    Currently I’m getting ready to launch (sounds so much more impressive than it actually is) a new website – pitchperfect geared to helping small business people craft their story and then get them in front of the people who can make a difference. Choosing who and where to present is far more important than most people think.

    Love the idea of WP Engine and would love to build the new site using their services. Speed and reliability are so very important in reducing bounce rates (among other things) and from what I hear, their support is phenomenal.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a year of their hosting service.

  9. pratikthorat
    pratikthorat May 8, 2013 at 13:38 | | Reply

    Jean you always come up with a awesome giveaway.
    I am currently running http://updateyourself.info on a shared hosting and it always go down when we get High traffic.
    Really loved to see how WP engine works, heard lot about it and like to try it.

  10. Ryan
    Ryan May 8, 2013 at 23:56 | | Reply

    With a site that averages around 1m. pageviews a month, I’m always hesitant to change things in the fear that I’ll screw something up. My current host is great, but I’ve been intrigued by WordPress dedicated hosting sites ever since they started popping up a few years ago. I have a few smaller sites or a personal blog that I would love to test out on WP-Engine first before moving my large site over!

  11. TCBarrett
    TCBarrett May 9, 2013 at 02:09 | | Reply

    I just want to see if they are better than my own 🙂

  12. Mahesh
    Mahesh May 9, 2013 at 09:17 | | Reply

    I am just new to WordPress specific hosting and I just want to try out

  13. Robert
    Robert May 9, 2013 at 17:26 | | Reply

    Old-gent – new career. Freelance Web Designer/Developer and looking for a good way to rise above the competition. Have read many reviews (including the WPMayor article) and customer testimonials about WPEngine being leader of the pack (with may be zippykid a close second at similar price point). Many of the top WordPress Blogs use WPEngine, which tells you all you need to know. Would be great to get some experience with website performance on WPEngine.

    Have some experience using Hostgator, Bluehost, and Dreamhost — and well, the performance of these hosting services are okay, but performance was like watching my 10-yr old dashund run up hill — ar·du·ous. On the flip side, their hosting services was/is very affordable. For new a Freelancer, the yearly cost of WPEngine hosting is financially tenuous (even with the WP Mayor Coupon) — so would love to win this giveaway.

  14. Marker Creek
    Marker Creek May 9, 2013 at 18:51 | | Reply

    Big fan of WP-Engine. I run a site called http://www.stringchange.com It’s a sci-fi thing about shape shifting women taking over the world. WP-Engine has been on my top list of hosts for a long time!

    http://www.stringchange.com is a pageline site and has a ton of pictures of hot women shape shifting, but its been difficult finding a good host.

    We’re still working on getting traffic to this innovative and sexy site, but we will. I fear my current host won’t be able to handle what http://www.stringchange.com brings.

  15. Elliott Richmond
    Elliott Richmond May 9, 2013 at 19:33 | | Reply

    I’ve been following WPEngine for a few years now, listening to podcasts, reading blog posts and I just love the fact that they know WordPress, 99% of my sites are build using WordPress having support for WordPress is paramount! That’s why I like to move to WPEngine.

  16. Robert Gordon
    Robert Gordon May 9, 2013 at 20:41 | | Reply

    We are looking for a reliable and scalable host and moving our entire CMS over to WordPress. We have a lot of fears of moving to an unamanged (and even managed) host, and would WP Engine is definitely up on our top list of hosts to try.

  17. jspeer
    jspeer May 9, 2013 at 21:49 | | Reply

    Last year I moved the student newspaper at Southern Oregon University to WordPress with great results. But the traffic has grown and the site is beginning to suffer. I have big plans for the paper that could push the limits of what WordPress can do at a conventional host. A year’s hosting at WPEngine could be a great opportunity to showcase both WPEngine’s tailored environment and the student-created content of SOU.

  18. danwilson2
    danwilson2 May 9, 2013 at 22:06 | | Reply

    Because it has the magic price of “free” attached to it !!

    1. danwilson2
      danwilson2 May 9, 2013 at 22:10 | | Reply

      …and I forgot to mention your use of “chuffed”…that brings back memories of my youth when I was an exchange student in the late 60’s. Ah, those were good times !!

  19. Billy MacLeod
    Billy MacLeod May 10, 2013 at 01:22 | | Reply

    I am a start up Church Directory called kneelhere.com and my WordPress Site is supposed to be ready and error free on May 24th. My wife and I have invested the last two years and our entire life savings to get this site up and running and we are going to be showing people the power of WordPress with an new and incredible picture driven and search friendly church directory. We are excited to use the best platform on earth for such a noble and glorious purpose, but the fact is we are tapped out and we are exhausted and it looks like we will only be able to afford a shared hosting site. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to use WB Engine as our host and if given the chance we will gladly launch our Kneel Here Worship Directory @worshipdirect right here in the Mayors’ House if we win this great honor. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

  20. Billy MacLeod
    Billy MacLeod May 10, 2013 at 01:25 | | Reply

    See..completely exausted. WP Engine, now I’ve really killed my chances, I’m sorry.

  21. Brian Jackson
    Brian Jackson May 10, 2013 at 02:49 | | Reply

    We run an IT blog and are in need of a new host. We have had our eyes on WP Engine and would love to use them as our provider.

    “We must take advantage of the internet and help promote useful content and information.”

    Our Blog: http://theitbros.com

    Great giveaway Jean! You wanted to build a better community on WPMayor… well this is definitely how you do it 🙂

  22. pixpwd
    pixpwd May 10, 2013 at 04:38 | | Reply

    I work with solopreneurs who didn’t grow up with computers and the internet. They are really good at what they do – but overwhelmed by the technology and all it takes to run a website.

    During the recent WP botnet scare I wrote posts about security, did a webinar about how to secure your website – and realized that asking them to install plug-ins or even getting rid of the user “admin” was beyond their comfort zone.

    So I have created a care & maintenance service to do the kinds of things that are necessary to maintain a WordPress site, but that people who don’t understand WordPress don’t, or can’t do.

    I’ve had my site at Dreamhost for a couple of years. While it’s adequate for me, I’m not comfortable hosting other people’s sites there. After this is underway I expect to be able to pay for the kind of hosting I need, but right now I can’t afford to move from Dreamhost. At the same time I don’t feel very good about hosting my clients sites there. I’ve been fantasizing about moving to WP Engine, and would love to be able to do it. http://www.TechEasyMarketing.com

  23. WPMineworks (@WPMineworks)
    WPMineworks (@WPMineworks) May 10, 2013 at 07:06 | | Reply

    Acquiring a service from one of the world’s top WordPress hosting is an honor in itself.
    http://www.wpmineworks.com

  24. Damien
    Damien May 10, 2013 at 07:13 | | Reply

    Our current site is very slow, which is not so good for a site that is selling and demonstrating a WP plugin and needs to run really fast!

    I’ve heard great things about WP Engine and would love to find out if it is really as fast as everyone says it is…

    Here is our site: http://www.linkedingroupsforwp.com (currently undergoing a revamp). Thanks!

  25. Anja van Kralingen
    Anja van Kralingen May 10, 2013 at 08:10 | | Reply

    Hi, our site is http://appliedjung.com. We have put blood sweat and tears into this and have been hacked twice, lost everything and all our likes on our blogs. We also had a virus on our site which was uploaded via FTP. OMG! I need a one stop solution that will offer me backup, security, support and peace of mind.

  26. vividvilla
    vividvilla May 13, 2013 at 07:53 | | Reply

    Hi Jean,Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway.

    I blog about WordPress at WPStuffs.com.As a part of my work I need to constantly test various plugins,Themes and code snippets.So there are very high chance to break the system and highly vulnerable to Security threads.

    As far as I learned about WPEngine,They are one of the highly secured host and takes backup very often.Thats the very reason I opt in for WPEngine but unfortunately I couldn’t able to afford their price.

    I promote WPEngine exclusively In my blog.Since,I reckon they are one of the best Managed WordPress hosting providers.

    Have a loo at my blog here – http://www.wpstuffs.com/

  27. Juliana Garzón
    Juliana Garzón May 15, 2013 at 16:30 | | Reply

    My site is http://infografiando.wordpress.com/ and we want to move to WPEngine because it is an integrated platform with CMS WordPress so may give us support for any problem.

  28. Jeff Gilden
    Jeff Gilden June 18, 2013 at 13:09 | | Reply

    I work at Cohesive Web Design in Greenville, SC and we have about 120 clients on WordPress and some of them need email. Google apps just started charging so this would be a perfect WordPress hosting solution for their site. Especially since it is geared towards WordPress speed and security!

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