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...]

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...]

Best Opt-in Plugin: Why I Use ThriveLeads (Updated: November 2020)

  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. Below I will show you the details that I've discovered about very powerful but still underused by bloggers opt-in and … [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...]