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...]

Which Host Is Faster SiteGround Or A2 Hosting. Real-Time Speed Reports

SiteGround and A2 Hosting are the most popular hosts among the readers of my blog. And in this research I decided to dig into the speed performance of these hosts even deeper than I have ever done and ever seen before! You will see the most detailed hosting speed data that I have access to. From this research you will know: The most realistic understanding of how slow and fast SiteGround and … [Read more...]

Recommended Hosting For E-Commerce Websites (WooCommerce, Magento, Prestashop etc) Which Take Things Seriously

In this post I will not only share with you the hosts which I recommend for hosting e-commerce websites, but also I will explain some compliance nuances which many hosting providers prefer to avoid mentioning. Here's a disclosure: in this article I mentioned several hosts and a website security service which I have carefully selected according to requirements that I explained in this … [Read more...]

Quality Of SiteGround Speed Compared With Other Hosts During The Whole Year. 788K Tests

In this article I’d like to analyze in-depth the speed performance of SiteGround in 2019 and compare it to other hosts. I’ve done almost 800,000 speed (Full Page Load Time) tests of 15 shared hosts including SiteGround during the whole year in a non-stop mode from the 1st of January to the 31st of December. I have websites hosted with each hosting and every host was tested three times per hour … [Read more...]

Million Checks Of SiteGround’s Server Response Time And Speed Revealed

Last year I published a research on SiteGrounds’s performance so that you could see if its Time To First Byte (or Server Response Time) is bad or good compared to other 14 hosts that I have been monitoring. The research included the results of 16.5 mln tests. And now, one year later, after testing 15 shared host non-stop 24/7 during 365 days of the year 2019 I’ve accumulated another set of 16+ … [Read more...]

Server Response Time To Estimate Hosting Speed? Don’t. 16.5 Mln Tests In 2019

Intro It’s quite a common mistake to measure hosting speed by checking Server Response Time or Time To First Byte (TTFB). The right way to test hosting speed is measuring Full Page Load Time. And although Server Response Time is connected with hosting speed, it’s absolutely not correct to use TTFB for evaluating hosting speed. In this article I will demonstrate you this. I have collected … [Read more...]

The Hosts That Best Performed In 2019 (Millions Of Uptime And Speed Tests)

This post summarizes all monthly reports about how 15 hosts performed in 2019. This outlines more than 16 millions of measurements. Also, in this post I will name the most reliable and the fastest hosting in 2019 according to the tests among the hosts I've been monitoring. By the way, you can read similar reports on years 2018 and 2017.   Intro I've been monitoring the performance … [Read more...]

WPX Hosting Support Review: Opening A New Era In The Hosting Industry

In this article I want to analyze the WPX Hosting support and the impact it may make on the whole web hosting industry. The success of a hosting company depends on several factors. One of the most important ones is providing the kind of technical support that not just makes the clients very happy, but also exceeds the clients’ expectations. According to explosively brilliant WPX Hosting … [Read more...]

One Best Security Plugin For WordPress or Combination of Plugins?

1. Intro Let me assume you are concerned about your website safety or have already been hacked. And you would like to know what is the best security plugin for WordPress out there. You might have heard of some of them and you don't know which one to choose to make your site protected from hackers and malicious bots. I've made a research on WordPress security plugins and solutions and would … [Read more...]

Does Cloudflare increase Time To First Byte (TTFB)? Tested on 3 hosts. 6480 manual measurements

One of my readers contacted me regarding experiencing bad Time To First Byte (TTFB) on his website. After a little research I suspected that using Cloudflare and/or a caching plugin can influence TTFB. And I decided to make thousands of speed and TTFB tests with and without using Cloudflare as well as with and without using a caching plugin. I tested it on three different shared hosts. I did … [Read more...]