Lack of individual PHP settings per site…no thanks!
I get that not every webhosting service can be amazing. Flywheel has a nice UI. Prices are ok. The performance is alright (nothing amazing). The support has always been good. But today I noticed a weird issue.
- You can’t set a different PHP version per site (e.g. if you wanted some on PHP 7.3 and others on PHP 7.2). All of them have to be on the same version. And to add more salt on the injury, you can’t change the PHP settings yourself. You have to ask support to do it.
I’m sorry but that’s a really dumb limitation especially in this age of virtual technology and available site isolation. Flywheel is ok if you have one tiny site and that’s it. Otherwise, get another webhost!
Oh yeah…and I almost forgot. Their CDN is lame. They don’t have enough mirror servers. I had a client on the USA east coast download assets from their CDN server on the west coast. That’s so lame! What’s the point of CDN then?!
I’m starting to get second thoughts about their UI as well. Yes, it’s cute and feels simple. But also gets annoying real quick. You have to click to 4 places to find out you can’t do anything. Can’t change PHP settings, no file manager, phpmyadmin is tucked off to the side in your bottom-right blindspot, let’s play a game to see how long it takes for clients to figure out how to setup their FTP. (tick tock tick tock)