I’m Stopping Hosting Performance Reports – Some Insights

As you might know, I’ve been monitoring performance of several hosts in a non-stop manner since 2016. I’ve issued 69 monthly reports having gathered a solid data on speed, uptime and performance index of the hosts for these almost 6 years. And the next monthly report for November will be the 70th anniversary and the last one. Below I will share with you why I made this decision from a personal … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – October 2021 Roundup (#69)

Here's the 69th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for October 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...]

Hosting Performance Contest – September 2021 Roundup (#68)

Here's the 68th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for September 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 … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – August 2021 Roundup (#67)

Here's the 67th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for August 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...]

Hosting Performance Contest – July 2021 Roundup (#66)

Here's the 66th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for July 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]