How fast is A2Hosting with and without free Cloudflare Service?

I’ve heard quite a few controversial opinions about using a free Cloudflare service. The main point that users blame a free Cloudflare service for is that it sort of brings more harm than good. I decided to check it myself. The main thing I tested thousands of times is website speed with and without free Cloudflare service. By the way, this is the first part of the research. Read the second … [Read more...]

Free Elementor Landing Pages Empowered by ThriveLeads Lead Generation and Email Opt-in Functionality

The purpose of this article is to let you know that a hot free Elementor plugin for building WordPress pages including custom landing pages can work great with ThriveLeads (email opt-in and lead generation plugin). The highlight of the article is how to power landing pages with very versatile lead generation and email opt-in functionality. The kind of combination is a very cost-effective and … [Read more...]

Looking For a GDPR Compliant Hosting? Forget It! (Practical Thoughts)

Using a GDPR compliant hosting is a part of your business safety strategy when it regards GDPR thing. But you can forget it. Well, almost. Intro This first paragraph of my post was meant to draw your attention. But it’s actually a true statement. And it’s ambiguous like the whole GDPR thing stated on 260 pages. This GDPR stuff in many ways may look like nonsense and an unreasonable … [Read more...]

The Best Free Online Tool To Check Website Speed (A2Hosting Tested 600 Times)

I’ve picked up six popular free online tools to check website speed and tested my website hosted on A2Hosting (the cheapest Lite plan). And I’ve made 600 tests to find out the most reliable (i.e. the best) tool. And after analyzing the test data I make recommendations on using the particular free online tools which will help you make more precise measurements of your website speed. By … [Read more...]

How to Move WordPress Website to HTTPS the Right Way Easily

You are a website owner and it's likely that you did not care much about getting SSL and moving your website to HTTPS. But starting from October 2017 Google Chrome indicates non-HTTPS web pages as not secure the following way: My tutorial (including video) will help you to get rid of this warning by moving your WordPress site to HTTPS easily and avoiding pitfalls. With this article even … [Read more...]

The Best WordPress Caching Plugins Speed Test: W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache vs Sucuri Firewall (Cloud WAF)

I've run 32,224 tests during one month to find out which caching plugin makes your website faster. I tested W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache plugins. They are the two best well-known free caching plugins that WordPress users highly recommend using to make your website faster. And also I compared them to the caching solution that I currently use – Sucuri Cloud WAF (website application … [Read more...]

Highlighted Areas With Links on Responsive Image for Free (SVG, WP)

Intro In this tutorial you will learn how to make interactive highlighted areas that you can click on in your image and make this image responsive in WordPress. Easy and for free. An area gets highlighted when you move your mouse over the area. Here's an example of the result (this SVG depicts some popular in-depth articles on my website): Move your mouse over the areas in the … [Read more...]

How to Configure W3 Total Cache. Easier Than You Think. Settings Explained

Intro  Many users think that configuring W3 Total Cache plugin is hard because there are a lot of settings that they do not understand. In this tutorial I want to explain the settings and show you how to configure this plugin easily. W3 Total Cache is a powerful, flexible and free caching plugin for WordPress. But it allows not only optimizing your website caching, but also … [Read more...]

How to Migrate a Big Website to a New Domain, Subdomain or Another Hosting for Free for Testing (the Easiest Way)

I'd like to show you how to copy or migrate bigger WordPress sites (more than 500 MB and very likely more than several GB). This method is easy and free. It's great for creating testing copies of your big websites. This method in its core includes using All-in-One WP Migration plugin (a free version) and manually copying media files ('uploads' folder). Also in this article I compare my … [Read more...]

How To Optimize Images: The Strategy To Make Your Site Faster For Free (52 Tests)

Image optimization is one of the simplest and efficient things you can do to make your website faster. And I want to show how you can optimize images. And I'll demonstrate how useful image optimization is in numbers. Also, I'll share with you several practical and very useful tips how you can optimize your new and existing images for free. This is easy and cool :)   Intro and … [Read more...]