Nexcess and Kinsta both offers a range of plans including managed WordPress and WooCommerce hosting and both have features wise similarity and dissimilarities. Support teams of both host are quit helpful and knowledgeable. Let’s talk about the entry level plans.
Pricing & Main Key Features
Onsite advertised price of Nexcess is $19 a month while Kinsta is $30/mo. Nexcess offers 15GB storage and 2TB bandwidth while Kinsta is limited to 10GB space and bandwidth limited by no. of visits. Both hosts entry level plans include 1 single WordPress website hosting. Daily backups, 24×7 customer support and ssl certificates are the common features among these hosts.
Nexcess all plans including entry level and higher levels are recommendeded for both eCommerce and WordPress. However Kinsta’s first two plans are just recommended for WordPress blogging only with limited monthly visits. You get email hosting with Nexcess with that you can create unlimited email account. Whereas Kinsta lacks email hosting with its plans
With Kinsta, you have to pay $1 additional charge to buy extra 1,000 visits when your visitor limit gets over. Nexcess doesn’t put limits on monthly visits. You get straight 2TB bandwidth to consume as you want.
Auto scaling with Nexcess is free for first 24hr every month, after that you will charge $6/hour basis. Additional containers are billed at $50 per day per container. We didn’t find any thing related to auto scaling on Kinsta yet. Kinsta auto scales CPU and RAM to each site container (1 container in base plan). You cannot buy additional container with Kinsta as they doesn’t offer it as an addon.
Container: A type of box in which each site is stored, resources are 100% private and not shared between any other site, not even your own additional site
PHP Workers & CDN
In entry level plan, Nexcess offers 10 PHP Workers which are scalable to 20 while Kinsta is limited to only 2. Nexcess has included Redis free with in the hosting plan while Kinsta offers Redis an an addon with the pricing of $100/mo per site. Kinsta has limit the free CDN to 50GB afterward $0.10/GB. Nexcess offers 250GB free CDN storage and overage costs at $0.10/GB. Nexcess has owned datacenters while kinsta is Google Cloud platform based.
Both Kinsta and Nexcess doesn’t allow multisite network in their entry level plans as they are strict to single domain hosting. For this you have to choose higher level of plan.
In this comparison, Nexcess is worth buying and is recommended by InsideHost. For advance features and affordable pricing, the Nexcess is the winner! 🏆