Do Hosts Slow Down Or Put You On A Slower Server After Some Time? (3.5 mln speed test, 5 years,15 hosts)

You’ve probably heard of or even experienced yourself that once you start using a hosting it performs pretty well at the beginning. But after several months it looks like you are moved to a slower server. I decided to use years of my non-stop speed monitoring of 15 hosts to analyze this hypothesis.   What I’ve done to analyze the speed of the hosts Took monthly average … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Best Opt-in Plugin: Why I Use ThriveLeads (Updated: November 2021)

  A blog without subscribers is like friendship without old friends. If you are looking for the best opt-in plugin for your needs and budget, or just want to see the advanced features that an opt-in plugin may have, then you will find my review very useful. Update: Starting from February 2021 ThriveLeads is not offered as pay-once-use-forever single plugin anymore. You can get … [Read more...]

A2 Hosting vs Kinsta Advantages– Are They Really Competitors? Comparison Of A Fully Managed And A More Generic Host

I’ve come across an in-depth A2 Hosting vs Kinsta comparison on Kinsta’s website. And as expected, Kinsta underlined its advantages over A2. Although A2 and Kinsta are players in absolutely different hosting categories, I decided to add my input playing an A2’s advocate in this comparison. I recommend both hosts. But unlike any hosting’s sales department, my task is not to sell a host to … [Read more...]

Cloudways Review. The Way To Go Cheaper, Faster But Riskier

Cloudways looks sort of great. Imagine that someone invented an aircraft carrier which is faster and cheaper than other alternatives. It looks very attractive, doesn’t it? But there’s a reason why it may be risky. I will come back to this at the end of my article in the conclusion section. And now let me tell you my thoughts on Cloudways hosting the traditional way, i.e. via a long read, looking … [Read more...]

SiteGround And A2 Hosting Speed Compared with 52 K Tests During 6 Months

This kind of research on A2 and SiteGround speed is not only unique, but also really helpful in the details. It gives you both the overview of the hosts’ speed in comparison during 6 months and individual hosting speed test results. There were totally more than 52 K speed tests performed from January to June 2020 and analyzed in this article. It’s the 2nd report of in which I compare the … [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...]