Hosting Performance Contest – August 2020 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Mid-Priced Sinking)

Here's the 55th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for August 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 sank in the rankings due to uptime being a bit lower than the highest benchmark set to determine the greatest hosting performance. By the way, you can find … [Read more...]

SiteGround And A2 Hosting Speed Compared with 52 K Tests During 6 Months

This kind of research on A2 and SiteGround speed is not only unique, but also really helpful in the details. It gives you both the overview of the hosts’ speed in comparison during 6 months and individual hosting speed test results. There were totally more than 52 K speed tests performed from January to June 2020 and analyzed in this article. It’s the 2nd report of in which I compare the … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – July 2020 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Shamelessly Fast)

Here's the 54th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for July 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 top hosts demonstrate even more improved speed which looks shameless compared to previous periods. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and … [Read more...]

Problems With Links In SVG? Fix It Easily Like This

My tutorial with creating interactive SVG image and adding it to a WordPress website has been getting popularity over time. And my readers contact me from time to time with issues they meet when they try to create the SVG file in Inkscape. One of the most frequent issues regards dealing with creating and editing links for a SVG area or shape. Most often the issues are connected with clumsy user … [Read more...]

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...]