Flywheel Hosting Review 2017

Is Flywheel The Right Host For You?

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Flywheel are one of the most respected hosting providers in the managed WordPress hosting space right now. You can have a site managed by experts for a little over $15 a month, which makes it competitive with most VPS and some premium packages of shared hosting solutions. At the same time, the quality of performance is another level. But compared to other managed WP hosts, just how good is it?

In this review, we’re going to take a look at how Flywheel’s managed WP measures up in terms of performance, reliability and customer service, especially compared to some of the big players in the managed WP host sector.

Speed 10/10
Customer Support 10/10
Reliability 10/10

Overall Rating


Detailed review of Flywheel Hosting

Flywheel started life in 2012 with one simple mission. To help web designers and developers of WordPress sites, around the world. They planned on doing that by offering a new kind of hosting, that focuses on customers as people and delivered the kind of managed solution that really makes them stand out.

They think big. Some hosts work with 3-4 data centers whereas Flywheel have a foundation of 11, including a couple in Asia and 3 in Europe. They are on a mission to help designers from around the world, having that kind of international infrastructure really shows that they are not just empty words.

They think big in other ways too. There are a variety of ways you can speed up a website, besides hardware, software, and latency from data center, all of which they have made great decisions with. But with caching for example. They made it unnecessary to use and try to fine tune various plugins for caching because they take care of it at a host level.

They look at performance optimization on each site, run tests and help site owners get the best performance from their site without the owner needing extensive technical knowledge. They do it all for you. In fact, they have so many features included in their managed hosting service, features that are normally only available on advanced hosting solutions, it’s pretty staggering.

And the great thing is, you don’t need to know or worry about it, they’ll do all that for you. As far as general setup, pricing, and attention to detail they’re pretty impressive, but it’s how far they go beyond what’s standard that’s really exciting. A massive thumbs up.


Up time of a minimum of 99.5% guaranteed

Customer Service is Exceptional​

Easy Signup, especially for novices

Easy to Install CMS and Third Party Integrations