How To Optimize Images: The Strategy To Make Your Site Faster For Free (52 Tests)

Image optimization is one of the simplest and efficient things you can do to make your website faster. And I want to show how you can optimize images. And I'll demonstrate how useful image optimization is in numbers.Also, I'll share with you several practical and very useful tips how you can optimize your new and existing images for free.This is easy and cool :)  Intro and … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – April 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: The Cheap Wins)

Here's the 15th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for April 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 featured as "The cheap hosting wins the contest".By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here.All monitored hosts are … [Read more...]

Display Images Only When You Need Them (Faster Site With Lazy Load. 50 Tests)

I've written this article to show you a practical effectiveness of lazy load optimization using a free WordPress plugin. It allows to significantly cut the page loading time (make your website faster). I've run 50 manual tests to get reliable test data.I also focused on Render Start time and Visual Complete time in my research. These are important metrics for a neat user experience that you'll … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – March 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Two First Places)

Here's the 14th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for March 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 featured as "Two hosts take the first place".By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here.All monitored hosts are … [Read more...]

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...]