Hosting Performance Contest – November 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Uptime Got Below The Surface)

Here's the 46th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for November 2019! 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 several well-performing hosts got the uptime a bit below the highest standards which was not typical. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables … [Read more...]

WPX Hosting Support Review: Opening A New Era In The Hosting Industry

In this article I want to analyze the WPX Hosting support and the impact it may make on the whole web hosting industry. The success of a hosting company depends on several factors. One of the most important ones is providing the kind of technical support that not just makes the clients very happy, but also exceeds the clients’ expectations. According to explosively brilliant WPX Hosting … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – October 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: The Slowest Catch Up)

Here's the 45th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for October 2019! 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 slowest hosts have increased their speed this month. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are … [Read more...]

My Hosting Is Slow, I Want To Migrate To A Faster Host. Read This Before Doing It

Having used more than 100 hosts since 2013, still using 17 different hosts and talking with my readers via email now and then I’ve got quite an experience in dealing with hosting speed issues. And there are two types of extreme reaction of hosting users when then encounter speed issues: Leaving the hosting because of a bad speed ASAP, or Tolerating the awful performance with a concern in … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – September 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Mopegranate Burst)

Here's the 44th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for September 2019! 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 slowest hosts have become a bit faster this month. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are … [Read more...]

Hosts Can’t Have Zero Downtime, And Other Sad Truth About Hosting Uptime

One of the illusions that many hosting users have is that hosting can have 100% uptime. To add insult to injury, some hosting companies promise 100% uptime. But even promising 99.9% uptime can be just a marketing gimmick. The devil is in the technical details what uptime really is. People and hosts understand uptime differently. Don’t fool yourself when expecting high uptime. And don’t let the … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – August 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Mid-Priced Split)

Here's the 43d Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for August 2019! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. In general, this contest's results can be described as "The mid-priced hosts in the contest have split into two groups - with distinguishable better and worse performance". By the way, you can find the latest roundups … [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About RAM And CPU On Shared Hosting Plans

Let me guess. When choosing a shared hosting you want more CPU and RAM for your account for less money. But some shared hosts do not even display this information. So embarrassing! “What’s wrong with them?!” – you may say. And your second though is “Perhaps CPU and RAM is not what guarantees a shared host to be powerful and fast?” Let me show you the details. In this article: You will … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – July 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Better Uptime, Worse Speed)

Here's the 42nd Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for July 2019! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. In general, this contest's results can be described as "More hosts with 100% uptime and more hosts with worse Satisfactory Apdex (speed stability)". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance … [Read more...]

Does Cloudflare increase Time To First Byte (TTFB)? Tested on 3 hosts. 6480 manual measurements

One of my readers contacted me regarding experiencing bad Time To First Byte (TTFB) on his website. After a little research I suspected that using Cloudflare and/or a caching plugin can influence TTFB. And I decided to make thousands of speed and TTFB tests with and without using Cloudflare as well as with and without using a caching plugin. I tested it on three different shared hosts. I did … [Read more...]