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...]

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...]

Is A2 Hosting Startup Plan Fast Compared To Other Great Hosts? 200K Tests

This is one of the articles that requires quite efforts to put together. After I get data for a whole year of non-stop automated speed tests of A2 Hosting (Startup plan), I wanted to present the performance analysis of it and some other hosts. For year 2020, unlike several previous years, I selected just four hosts including A2. Since 2021 I will focus on these a few hosts as I found that my … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – February 2021 Roundup (#61)

Here's the 61st Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for February 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...]

Whether A2 Hosting Has Good Server Response Time (And Speed) After Millions Of Tests

I’ve been monitoring A2 Hosting’s Server Response Time (also known as Time To First Byte) and speed during year 2020. I have gathered more than 15 million test results of A2 and 14 other hosts’ performance. A2 is believed to be one of the fastest hosts out there. I also wanted to analyze if its Server Response Time is good. This article reveals my research results for you. I guess you probably … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – January 2021 Roundup (The New Era)

Here's the 60th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for January 2021! Starting from this month I will report on four hosts and different installations. This is a different approach than the way I used to monitor the hosts for the last 5 years. I installed a default WordPress site with no plugins used ("Lite" installation) on four hosts (A2, GeekStorage, HawkHost and GlowHost). And on … [Read more...]