How to Avoid Plugins or WordPress Update Breaking Your Site

This is a simple but very useful tutorial. I'll show you how you can avoid the situations when installing new plugins or updating your plugins or updating WordPress version breaks your site. This method works perfectly for huge websites too. It's easy and free.It's the best free way I know so far if your hosting does not offer staging environment for you.  IntroAlthough … [Read more...]

One Best Security Plugin For WordPress or Combination of Plugins?

1. Intro Let me assume you are concerned about your website safety or have already been hacked. And you would like to know what is the best security plugin for WordPress out there. You might have heard of some of them and you don't know which one to choose to make your site protected from hackers and malicious bots.I've made a research on WordPress security plugins and solutions and would … [Read more...]

As Full As Possible List of EIG Companies and Brands With Details (Beware EIG Hosting!)

Moderators of Wikipedia decided that Endurance International Group (EIG)'s page should NOT contain the list of the brands (including hosting) that EIG owns. So they edited the wiki page and removed the list of EIG hosting companies and other EIG brands. Although the wiki page did not contain the full list of hosting providers owned by Endurance International Group, I've fixed it my way - I've put … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – February 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Cheaper Are Better)

Here's the 13th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for February 2017! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results below. In general, this contest's result can be described as "The cheaper hosts are better than more expensive ones this month".By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts … [Read more...]

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.  IntroI'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...]

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