MainWP review: genuine experiences from a pioneer user

MainWP Review - Freelancers tools
(Last Updated On: 16/01/2018)
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Users 5 (1 vote)
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20/12/17Published
Pros
  • a full list of features
  • full control
  • pricing
  • support for unlimited sites
  • a lot of useful extensions
  • open source which allows users to customize it
  • protection of user’s privacy
  • supports extensions on multiple setups
  • use of backup extensions for many backup systems
  • strong MainWP Community
  • brilliant support
  • Cons
  • MainWP dashboard installation and configuration
  • possible impact on shared hosting resources
  • complex to config Client Report
  • sometimes losing sites connections on some hostings
  • no native backup system but free extensions
  • Summary
  • We have been using MainWP for several years on our SiteGround shared hosting and it completely satisfies all our needs for controlling many WordPress sites from one centralized location.
  • Unlike many other similar solutions, MainWP is a self-hosted solution running on your main WordPress.org site and MainWP child plugins serve as connection between each of your sites.
  • It is a completely open-source plugin with special attention for protection its user’s privacy .
  • Usage simplicity
    Features
    Speed
    Security
    Support

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    Usage simplicity

    MainWP runs entirely on WordPress which means it’s comfortable, familiar, and you don’t need to learn how to use it from scratch, as with other solutions. However, there could be user interface optimizations, but MainWP Team works on it and improves it with each new version.

    Features

    The best is that MainWP is getting better and better: plugins’ authors add new useful features/extensions all the time as they really listen customer’s’ needs.
    You can perform all the basic maintenance stuff, but you get some additional extensions, like Clone extension, MainWP Rocket Extension, Advanced Uptime Monitoring, Client Reports Extension, Favorites Extension and some others. Why? because those extensions replace some other plugins we were using inside sites that were slowing down sites or making harder for maintenance (individually on each site).

    Speed

    Performing sites’ updates is very easy and default speed of updates is very decent although it could be faster. There are some tweaks that can be performed in the MainWP settings, depending on the particular hosting that can speed up considerably update process.

    Security

    MainWP is self-hosted for additional privacy. Although installation on the (sub)domain is of high security, for ultimate security you can install MainWP dashboard locally on your PC using your favorite stack (XAMPP, WAMP, LAMP).
    Also, it’s important to say that MainWP, in their ongoing effort to provide the most secure experience possible, participates on hackerone.com and offer a reward for each security vulnerability reported in either the MainWP Dashboard plugin or the MainWP child Plugin.

    Support

    MainWP has one of the best support systems I had in my life (along with the superb SiteGround hosting support). MainWP support answers promptly and even during (my) night time (they obviously balanced their support in the different time zones). They are so prompt and keen to solve issues that sometimes I feel sorry that I reported some issues (when I see how they give 120% of themselves to sort it out ASAP). If you chose them as your partners, you’ll see what I am talking about… I always tend to choose software solutions (tools, plugins, etc) that have knowledgeable and reliable support.

    Other points

    MainWP pricing is very affordable for our business in comparison some other similar tools that you have to pay per site. Some other tools pricings cause additional financial burden for the businesses especially if you manage larger number of sites. 

    Conclusion

    • We wanted reliable solution + possibility to choose some paid extensions, if we need additional sites’ functionalities. We found all of that (and more) in the MainWP plugin. In the last few years we’ve been using it, we haven’t regretted our decision to invest in it… not even once!
    • Our warm recommendation for MainWP: the best buy WordPress remote management tool your new best friend” in saving your time…. and money! 🙂

    If you wish to ask some concrete MainWP questions from the people 1st hand or to listen some of the personal experiences from the real users, you can check out MainWP Users Facebook Group

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    Rana Jayant
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    Seems a great tool to start with multi site, will it be okay to use it in local Host?

    Ivica D
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    Yes, it can be used in local Host.