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...]

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...]

Hosting Performance Contest – March 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Better Mids)

Here's the 38th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for March 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 "There are more 100% uptime hosts this month". 100% uptime is not easy to achieve and so this is a good month. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and … [Read more...]

SiteGround Has Bad Server Response Time Or Time To First Byte? Results After 16 Mln Tests

Some time ago one of my readers asked me to comment on his concern that someone says SiteGround had a bad Time To First Byte (TTFB) which is also meant as Server Response Time. Since I’ve been monitoring Server Response Time, hosting speed and uptime 24/7/365 of 15 shared hosts including SiteGround since 2016, I’ve got something to say. To be as specific as possible, I’ve taken the whole year … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – February 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: More 100% Uptime)

Here's the 37th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for February 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 "There are more 100% uptime hosts this month". 100% uptime is not easy to achieve and so this is a good month. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here … [Read more...]

Server Response Time And Time To First Byte (TTFB) To Estimate Hosting Speed? 16.5 Mln Tests In 2018

Intro When people want to estimate hosting speed, they often use Server Response Time or Time To First Byte (TTFB) value. Whereas they should use Full Page Load Time metric. And In this post I show you the data collected during the whole 2018 year on how fast the hosts were and how their speed is connected with Server Response Time (or Time To First Byte (TTFB) to be more … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – January 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Mid-Priced Are A Bit Behind)

Here's the 36th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for January 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 featured as "Most mid-priced hosts performed worse than the cheaper and the more expensive ones". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables … [Read more...]