Do Hosts Slow Down Or Put You On A Slower Server After Some Time? (3.5 mln speed test, 5 years,15 hosts)

You’ve probably heard of or even experienced yourself that once you start using a hosting it performs pretty well at the beginning. But after several months it looks like you are moved to a slower server. I decided to use years of my non-stop speed monitoring of 15 hosts to analyze this hypothesis.   What I’ve done to analyze the speed of the hosts Took monthly average … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – June 2021 Roundup (#65)

Here's the 65th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for June 2021! I installed a default WordPress site with no plugins used ("Lite" installation) on four hosts (A2, GeekStorage, HawkHost and GlowHost). And on three hosts (A2, GeekStorage and HawkHost) I installed a heavy-loaded WordPress site with a free caching plugin, lots of plugins and the tested page flooded with content that I … [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...]

Alternative To BlueHost To Make The Site Much Faster For The Same Price (From Email Talks)

About a month ago I received a private message from a guy who asked for my advice on choosing a hosting that will be faster than the shared hosting they were using at that time (BlueHost). Unfortunately, the emails that I sent to the guy stay undelivered (probably because of the issues on the guy’s hosting side). That’s why I decided to publish my reply publicly. I’ve removed all the sensitive … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – May 2021 Roundup (#64)

Here's the 64th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for May 2021! I installed a default WordPress site with no plugins used ("Lite" installation) on four hosts (A2, GeekStorage, HawkHost and GlowHost). And on three hosts (A2, GeekStorage and HawkHost) I installed a heavy-loaded WordPress site with a free caching plugin, lots of plugins and the tested page flooded with content that I … [Read more...]

Best Opt-in Plugin: Why I Use ThriveLeads (Updated: December 2022)

  A blog without subscribers is like friendship without old friends. If you are looking for the best opt-in plugin for your needs and budget, or just want to see the advanced features that an opt-in plugin may have, then you will find my review very useful. Update: Starting from February 2021 ThriveLeads is not offered as pay-once-use-forever single plugin anymore. You can get … [Read more...]

The Differences Between The Types Of Hosting That Go Beyond Marketing Tricks

There are tons of articles in the Internet devoted to “types of hosting” topic. But people still are not sure why a hosting or a hosting plan is called this way. For a person who is dealing with different hosts very often it’s pretty clear why many people are puzzled with hosting types. Before all, hosting types are not clearly determined in many ways in the hosting industry itself (e.g. “what … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – April 2021 Roundup (#63)

Here's the 63d Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for April 2021! I installed a default WordPress site with no plugins used ("Lite" installation) on four hosts (A2, GeekStorage, HawkHost and GlowHost). And on three hosts (A2, GeekStorage and HawkHost) I installed a heavy-loaded WordPress site with a free caching plugin, lots of plugins and the tested page flooded with content that I … [Read more...]

Managed WP Hosting And Peace Of Mind. What’s the point?

I decided to write this article as a go-to page for the answer to the question what is managed WordPress hosting, how it’s different from a regular shared hosting, why it costs more than other types of hosts, whether it’s more powerful or better in any other way than shared hosting plans, and to help you find out whether it’s good for you after all. From time to time I discuss, suggest … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – March 2021 Roundup (#62)

Here's the 62nd Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for March 2021! I installed a default WordPress site with no plugins used ("Lite" installation) on four hosts (A2, GeekStorage, HawkHost and GlowHost). And on three hosts (A2, GeekStorage and HawkHost) I installed a heavy-loaded WordPress site with a free caching plugin, lots of plugins and the tested page flooded with content that I … [Read more...]