The Best Flywheel Alternative
Why WP Bolt is a better choice:
No Limits on Pageviews or Sites
WP Bolt does not place any limitations on pageviews. We have no limits on the number of sites (apart from our Starter plan).
DNS Hosting Included
WP Bolt includes DNS hosting, which makes it easier to set up your site and point it to your new WP Bolt service.
E-Mail Accounts Included
Unlike Flywheel, we include email hosting. You can host them on your WP Bolt server at no extra charge.
Better Value for Money
WP Bolt has more disk space, bandwidth and no limits on monthly visits, which makes our service better value than Flywheel.
24 Global Data Center Locations
Simple, Easy-to-Understand Pricing
* Disk Space is total amount available to the server, and some of that will be used by the operating system and server software.
All prices listed are in US Dollars and exclude any applicable VAT/GST which will be added during the checkout process.
Larger plans available during the signup process, or you can upgrade at any time.
Prices do not include backups. Learn more about backups.
Email Accounts will use the disk space allocated to your server.
We recommend using our Outbound Relay service if you'll be sending emails from the server. Learn more about email.
Why you should choose WP Bolt if you’re looking for a Flywheel alternative
Flywheel was acquired by WP Engine in 2019, although it is still mostly independent of WP Engine.
Both Flywheel and WP Bolt offer Managed WordPress Hosting services for agencies. However, Flywheel uses an older-style model of web hosting, where customers share their servers with other customers, similar to Bluehost and GoDaddy. WP Bolt, on the other hand, uses the latest Virtual Private Server (VPS) technology to give each customer their own private server to run their WordPress sites.
WP Bolt offers customers the choice of 4 of the leading cloud providers (DigitalOcean, UpCloud, Vultr and Linode), and provides each customer with their own Virtual Private Server (VPS) in their chosen data center.
No Artificial Limits on Visitors
WP Bolt has no artificial limits on the number of visitors. On the other hand, Flywheel’s pricing is based on the number of visitors that your site receives and this can easily result in overages or requests to upgrade to larger plans when you otherwise wouldn’t need to.
In addition to visitor limits, Flywheel has very small bandwidth allowances, starting at a paltry 20GB of monthly bandwidth on their Tiny plan that costs $15 per month or 50GB bandwidth on their Starter plan at $30 per month. In comparison, WP Bolt’s Starter plan includes 1TB – a whopping 50x more than Flywheel.
No Limits on Number of Sites
Flywheel’s plans not only limit the number of visitors that you get, but they also limit the number of sites that you can deploy on their platform. Their starter plan at $30 per month only allows you to host 1 site, and you’d need to be on their Freelance Plan at $115 per month to host 10 WordPress sites.
WP Bolt allows you to host up to 20 sites per server on all of our plans, with the only limitation being the resources of the server. If you want to host a larger number of low-traffic sites for your clients, WP Bolt is a great fit.
E-Mail Hosting is Included
Flywheel doesn’t allow you to receive email at the domains that you host on servers that you manage with their software. You’ll need to arrange your email hosting separately with a third-party service like Google Workspace, Office 365 or Fastmail to get email hosting. This means a second provider to pay separately, and potentially a second billing relationship to manage (Flywheel and your email hosting provider)
WP Bolt, on the other hand, allows you to host your company’s email on your server at no extra charge. Removing yet another cost and headache of managing different relationships for different services.
We Give You More Space
The entry-level plan from Flywheel only has 5GB of disk space. You might quickly find yourself struggling with that limit if you have a site with a lot of images, video or other media (eg podcast sites, membership sites, WooCommerce stores). Our smallest plan has 25Gb of disk space, 5x more than what Flywheel offers.
Sign Up for WP Bolt Today
If you’re looking for a Flywheel alternative, we hope you can see now that WP Bolt is a great option for you. Check out our plans and sign up today.