WP Engine Affiliate Program

Earn $$$ Recruiting WordPress Hosting Affiliates

WP EngineWP Engine is a web hosting company that specialises in WordPress hosting. It was founded by Jason Cohen who also served as CEO for three years. Heather Brunner took over as CEO in October 2013, while Cohen now holds the role of CTO.

While many hosts offer WordPress as an unmanaged solution or a one-click installer, WP Engine is completely dedicated to WordPress hosting. The biggest plus is that users’ WordPress installations are managed, monitored and updated for them. Support is also highly specialised, so users feel that they’re getting help from experts in the field.

WP Engine offers plans for bloggers, businesses and corporations. All offer the benefits of a shared hosting account, such as generous storage and unlimited bandwidth. Customers also get a pre-installed copy of WordPress and are billed according to the number of visitors they attract each month. Storage space increases with higher priced plans, too.

Affiliates are paid very generous referral fees on a monthly basis, and tracking cookies have no expiry, making WP Engine a solid source of tier one and tier two affiliate income. WP Engine uses the Shareasale network to organise and manage its affiliate program.

Why Promote WP Engine?

We alluded to the benefits of this affiliate scheme in the introduction. Permanent tracking cookies make WP Engine a profitable choice in the hosting world, and the minimum payout per customer is sometimes larger than their first month subscription. Tier 2 referrals are equally generous.

Also, we really like the WP Engine speed tester. You can refer customers to this page as part of your affiliate marketing strategy. WP Engine has already split tested its banners, so you can get started right away or make your own banners.

Any Drawbacks?

Customers need to pay for two months’ service for your affiliate income to be validated. That means that customers who don’t enjoy their experience won’t be counted, even if they pay in the first billing cycle.


  • Rev share: Minimum $150 tier 1, $50 per subaffiliate
  • Monthly Payouts (45 day delay)
  • Payments through Shareasale

Key Products

  • Managed WordPress hosting

Affiliate Management

  • Contact: TBC
  • Email: TBC
  • Phone number: 1-877-973-6446