Performance issues on your website: CPU, RAM, IO limits explained for non-technicals

Sometimes your website on shared hosting may become very slow during seconds or pair of minutes. Or your visitors see errors when they visit your website. And you may not even notice that there's something wrong, because after a short time your website is fine again. Such website instability can affect your business quite a bit. So, I've written this article to help you find out what may be wrong … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – January 2018 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Even Better Speed)

Here's the 24th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for January 2018! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results below. In general, this contest's result can be featured as "Faster in the new year". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are presented in … [Read more...]

Most reliable and fastest hosting in 2017 (millions of uptime and speed tests)

This post summarizes all monthly reports about how 15 hosts performed in 2017. This outlines more than 16 millions of measurements. Also, in this post I will name the most reliable and the fastest hosting in 2017 according to the tests among the hosts I've been monitoring.   Intro I've been monitoring the performance (uptime, full page load time and application performance index) of … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – December 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Price Matters)

Here's the 23d Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for December 2017! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results below. In general, this contest's result can be featured as "More expensive hosts are better". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – November 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Sliced Mixture)

Here's the 22nd Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for November 2017! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results below. In general, this contest's result can be featured as "The rankings from top to bottom go like cheaper - middle - more expensive - cheaper - middle - more expensive and so on". By the way, you can find the latest … [Read more...]

Is Avada theme fast on A2Hosting? 8352 tests done to answer that.

On what shared hosting does Avada theme work well? Is Avada fast on A2Hosting? These are the questions that I have been asked multiple times. Until I tested it and monitored it myself during a quite lengthy period of time, I could just say that most shared hosts are not suitable for a heavy WordPress theme like Avada. And I could just say that a managed or self-managed VPS or more expensive WP … [Read more...]

Protect Your WP Site From Hacking Step-by-Step – Easy And Very Effective

Introduction No one wants to wake up one morning and see that his or her website was hacked. You don't want that, do you? Lost data, lost money, headache and lots of time spent on your website recovery - it's not the full list of the 'pleasures' that you can get literally in any second, even while you are reading these lines right now (at least 1,250 sites are hacked every hour). I've written … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – October 2017 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Golden Mean)

Here's the 21st Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for October 2017! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you you the results below. In general, this contest's result can be featured as "The golden performance in the middle'priced hosts". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All … [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...]