Most reliable and fastest hosting in 2016 (millions of uptime and speed tests)

This post summarizes all monthly reports about how 15 hosts performed in 2016. This outlines more than 11 millions of measurements. Also, in this post I will name the most reliable and the fastest hosting in 2016 according to the tests among the hosts I've been monitoring.   Intro I've been monitoring the performance (uptime, full page load time and application performance index) of … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – January 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Drift)

Here's the 12th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for January 2017! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results right now. In general, this contest's result can be described as "The hosts continue drifting". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are … [Read more...]

Can You Use Time To First Byte (TTFB) To Judge Hosting Speed (after 11.7 mln tests)?

I've seen many hosting reviews in which Time To First Byte (TTFB) or Server Response Time is directly associated with hosting speed. Sort of, the smaller Time To First Byte, the faster web hosting. This research is based on 125 hosting-months of continuous testing and monitoring the performance of different hosts. I will show you how really much TTFB has to do with hosting speed. There were 11 … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – December 2016 Roundup (15 Hosts, The Affordable Win)

Here's the 11th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for December 2016! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results right now. In general, this contest's result can be described as "Affordable hosts outperformed more expensive ones". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All … [Read more...]

Is A2Hosting Turbo Really Worth It (After 4176 Tests)?

I get asked quite frequently what I think about A2Hosting Turbo plan. It's advertised as being up to 20 times faster. I'm always very skeptic about such boasting. And I shared my skepticism whenever I was asked about A2 and before this research I could not really answer the question if A2Hosting Turbo really worth it. And finally I decided to check the performance of A2Hosting Turbo and compare … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – November 2016 Roundup (15 Consistent)

Here's the tenth Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for November 2016! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and you are about to see the results right now. In general, the result can be described as consistent by speed - the fastest win without sudden benchmark tests failures. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and … [Read more...]

Slow Redirect Plugin Or How To Make Affiliate Links Faster (Tutorial)

In this tutorial I'll show you how to make your affiliate links work much faster. It's extremely useful if you use a redirect plugin or an affiliate link management plugin which started to work very slowly for you (this was exactly my case).   Intro One day I found out that my affiliate links started working very slowly. Visitors clicked my affiliate links, and it took tens of … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – October 2016 Roundup (15 Mashup)

Here's the ninth Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for October 2016! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and you are about to see the results right now. The general result can be described as the middle class wins! By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are presented in the … [Read more...]

The Best WordPress Caching Plugins Speed Test: W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache vs Sucuri Firewall (Cloud WAF)

I've run 32,224 tests during one month to find out which caching plugin makes your website faster. I tested W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache plugins. They are the two best well-known free caching plugins that WordPress users highly recommend using to make your website faster. And also I compared them to the caching solution that I currently use – Sucuri Cloud WAF (website application … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – September 2016 Roundup (15 Hosts Turbulence)

Here's the eight Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for September 2016! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and you are about to see the results right now. There was quite a turbulence in hosts performance this month! By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are presented in the … [Read more...]

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