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...]

The Hosts That Performed Best In 2020 (Millions Of Uptime And Speed Tests)

This post summarizes all monthly reports about how 15 hosts performed in 2020. This outlines more than 15 millions of measurements. Also, in this post I will name the most reliable and the fastest hosting in 2020 according to the non-stop tests done throughout the whole year.   Intro I've been monitoring the performance (uptime, full page load time and application performance index) … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – December 2020 Roundup (The Last Of Them)

Here's the 59th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for December 2020! This month is the last time when I report about hosting performance this way. I've cut the number of the monitored hosts. Starting from the next month I will report in a bit different format. The main improvement will be that I will introduce heavy-loaded sites. I will publish more details at the beginning of … [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...]