Rocket.Net Review – How Good is This New WP Host?

This Rocket.net review talks about their hosting performance in detail, support, and pricing.

Rocket.net Reviews

Rocket.Net Review

What is Rocket.net? Rocket.net is a simple, fast, and secure Managed WordPress Hosting with a 99.99% uptime guarantee.

Pros of using Rocket.Net

Faster Performance with Full Page Caching

Rocket.net provides full page caching by default with significantly improves the Time to First Byte (TTFB) on the site. I've written a detailed guide on using Full Page Caching in WordPress, and to explain to you better, the below site hosted with the usual CDN setup, and the TTFB is around 200ms in the USA.

Regular CDN
Default CDN setup

The below site is hosted on Rocket.net loads in less than 50ms throughout the globe. Irrespective of your data center, full page caching enables your site to load faster from anywhere.

Rocket.net-Full-Page-Caching
Rocket.net-Full-Page-Caching

With Core Web Vitals going to be a ranking factor, Rocket.net sensed it before and made this full page caching by default.

2. Hosted on Cloudflare CDN Enterprise plan

Rocket.net partnered with Cloudflare and used their Enterprise plan to host your sites. What is so special about Cloudflare Enterprise? Cloudflare got over 200+ POP locations; it doesn't use all their POPs for the sites hosted on Free, Pro, and Business plan.

For example, there are more than seven POPs in India, but Cloudflare delivers the site to Indian visitors from Singapore POP most of the time.

With Rocket.net Enterprise setup, Cloudflare delivers the site from the nearest POP. Tested the site from San Francisco and Cloudflare provides the San Jose (SJC) site while it is the nearest POP in the area.

If you are genuinely focused on performance, Rocket.net should be your ultimate choice as I don't see any other host with such a Cloudflare setup.

You can also enjoy Cloudflare's premium features like Polish image optimization, Mirage, QUIC, Railgun, WAF, etc.

Rocket.net

3. Priced at just $1 For First Month

You can get started with Rocket.net for $1 on first month billing. Being a new company and to onboard new users, Rocket.net runs a unique campaign for a limited time where you can choose from their 20+ Data centers and host your test sites.

4. Powerful Tech Stacks

Apart from powerful Cloudflare integration, Rocket.net got the very best tech stacks, which include Ngnix, HTTP/2, PHP 7.4, Micro cache.

Rocket.net Tech Stacks

Rocket.net also promises to offer Guaranteed CPU/RAM, MySQL, and I/O resources, which makes them

5. Premium Control Panel

Named Mission Control, Rocket.net comes with one of the most comprehensive control panels yet simple to use.

Rocket.net Dashboard

I found it better than Kinsta and WP Engine as somewhat the interface is bright and easy to navigate. Inside, site dashboard, you can perform the most common functions without logging into the site.

You can update themes & plugins right inside the dashboard, and access one-click back restore whatnot; you can also take manual backups whenever needed.

Automated backups and Restore

Cons of using Rocket.Net

1. No Email Hosting

Typically, I don't recommend using email from a hosting setup, but people still look for an all-in-one package. If you need such a host, then Rocket.net is not right for you.

You can pick Nexcess if you are looking server hosted email solutions.

Concluding

On the whole, Rocket.net provides the best value for money managed WordPress hosting on par comparable with big players in the industry. Be it performance, support, tech stacks, Rocket.net ticked all boxes perfectly.

If you are looking for a truly next generation WordPress host, Rocket.net will be a good option with plans starting from $1 on the first month.

Rocket.net Reviews
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