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...]

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...]

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). IntroOne day I found out that my affiliate links started working very slowly. Visitors clicked my affiliate links, and it took tens of … [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...]

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