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...]

Hosting Performance Contest – June 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Nearly Top Uptime)

Here's the 41st Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for June 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 "Many hosts got perfect and nearly perfect uptime". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored … [Read more...]

How to Make a Blog Post Downloadable (e.g. PDF) With Easy Editing Option And No Duplicate Content For Free

  Intro One of my subscribers, Bruce, suggested making access to my articles in a downloadable format (e.g. PDF). And I thought it was finally time to do it this way or the other. I had considered making downloadable PDFs before. But the tools (plugins) which automatically turn the blog posts and the pages into PDF files did not work very well for me. Mostly because I did not want … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – May 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Healthier)

Here's the 40th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for May 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 succeeded with benchmark level set for great hosting". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts … [Read more...]

The Uncomfortable Truth About Testing Website Speed And Hosting Speed

  Intro I’ve seen many times how bloggers test website speed or hosting speed. And it makes me sad. It’s sad because the way they test it does not make sense. And it gives no value to the readers. There are two problems: The first problem is that most people run the speed tests just once or maybe a couple of times. The results of such “testing” are misleading and do more harm than … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – April 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Tighter)

Here's the 39th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for April 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 "Tighter performance among the hosts". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are … [Read more...]

Why managed WordPress hosts? WP Engine, Kinsta and LiquidWeb are examined.

In this article I will not just explain the difference between “ordinary” (shared) WordPress hosting and managed WordPress hosting, but also scrutinize the exact examples – WP Engine, Kinsta and LiquidWeb. These examples will give you a good practical understanding of some nuances which you can’t grasp without trying the service or analyzing real users’ reviews. Also you will see the advantages … [Read more...]

WordPress Dashboard Freezes. CPU Load 100%. How You Can Fix This Baby.

Recently I had to solve the problem with my WordPress site. After logging in into my WordPress website my WP dashboard became non responsive, i.e. not available, it froze. And my website became much-much slower for visitors. It was a challenge that I love. It was the issue that I could not catch for some heck of a time during that day. But I knew it was somewhere close. “Catch me if you can” … [Read more...]

Protect Your WP Site From Hacking Step-by-Step – Easy And Very Effective

Introduction No one wants to wake up one morning and see that his or her website was hacked. You don't want that, do you? Lost data, lost money, headache and lots of time spent on your website recovery - it's not the full list of the 'pleasures' that you can get literally in any second, even while you are reading these lines right now (at least 1,250 sites are hacked every hour). I've written … [Read more...]