Alternatives To SiteGround As The Renewal Price Increased After The First Billing Period

This article is for the SiteGround’s clients who find the renewal prices too high for the service. This is for shared hosting clients, i.e. who is using the following SiteGround’s plans: StartUp, GrowBig and GoGeek. Below I will explain what options you have after the first billing period is over if you don’t want to pay 2-3 times more as you paid before. If you do NOT use WordPress, then … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – June 2020 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Most Expensive Rulez)

Here's the 53d Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for June 2020! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. The interesting (although not surprising) observation is that the most expensive hosts performed generally better than others. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts … [Read more...]

Announcement: Join ResearchAsAHobby’s Facebook Group To Ask Any Questions And Get Udpates On Both Smaller And Bigger Things

This is a short post to announce that now I have a Facebook group. I would love to be as close to my readers as possible. And I believe that this group will help me to increase engagement and develop more personal relationship with you. Finally, the group will be more comfortable for some of you to get in touch with me. What you can expect from the group I will answer your questions which … [Read more...]

Which Host Is Faster SiteGround Or A2 Hosting. Real-Time Speed Reports

SiteGround and A2 Hosting are the most popular hosts among the readers of my blog. And in this research I decided to dig into the speed performance of these hosts even deeper than I have ever done and ever seen before! You will see the most detailed hosting speed data that I have access to. From this research you will know: The most realistic understanding of how slow and fast SiteGround and … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – May 2020 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: No Failed Uptime)

Here's the 52nd Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for May 2020! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. The interesting observation is that all the monitored hosts had uptime which exceeded the benchmark level set for the greatest hosts. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts … [Read more...]

Recommended Hosting For E-Commerce Websites (WooCommerce, Magento, Prestashop etc) Which Take Things Seriously

In this post I will not only share with you the hosts which I recommend for hosting e-commerce websites, but also I will explain some compliance nuances which many hosting providers prefer to avoid mentioning. Here's a disclosure: in this article I mentioned several hosts and a website security service which I have carefully selected according to requirements that I explained in this … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – April 2020 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: The Mids Lose)

Here's the 51st Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for April 2020! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. The interesting observation is that the middle-priced hosts did not get into the top winner positions. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts … [Read more...]

Quality Of SiteGround Speed Compared With Other Hosts During The Whole Year. 788K Tests

In this article I’d like to analyze in-depth the speed performance of SiteGround in 2019 and compare it to other hosts. I’ve done almost 800,000 speed (Full Page Load Time) tests of 15 shared hosts including SiteGround during the whole year in a non-stop mode from the 1st of January to the 31st of December. I have websites hosted with each hosting and every host was tested three times per hour … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – March 2020 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Less Than A Second)

Here's the 50th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for March 2020! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. The interesting observation is that the hosts with the speed below one second are still in the majority. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored … [Read more...]

Million Checks Of SiteGround’s Server Response Time And Speed Revealed

Last year I published a research on SiteGrounds’s performance so that you could see if its Time To First Byte (or Server Response Time) is bad or good compared to other 14 hosts that I have been monitoring. The research included the results of 16.5 mln tests. And now, one year later, after testing 15 shared host non-stop 24/7 during 365 days of the year 2019 I’ve accumulated another set of 16+ … [Read more...]