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...]

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...]

Best Opt-in Plugin: Why I Use ThriveLeads (Updated: Jan 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...]

Is A2Hosting Turbo Really Worth It (After 4176 Tests)?

I get asked quite frequently what I think about A2Hosting Turbo plan. It's advertised as being up to 20 times faster. I'm always very skeptic about such boasting. And I shared my skepticism whenever I was asked about A2 and before this research I could not really answer the question if A2Hosting Turbo really worth it. And finally I decided to check the performance of A2Hosting Turbo and compare … [Read more...]

Why managed WordPress hosts? WP Engine, Kinsta and LiquidWeb are examined.

In this article I will not just explain the difference between “ordinary” (shared) WordPress hosting and managed WordPress hosting, but also scrutinize the exact examples – WP Engine, Kinsta and LiquidWeb. These examples will give you a good practical understanding of some nuances which you can’t grasp without trying the service or analyzing real users’ reviews. Also you will see the advantages … [Read more...]

SiteGround Has Bad Server Response Time Or Time To First Byte? Results After 16 Mln Tests

Some time ago one of my readers asked me to comment on his concern that someone says SiteGround had a bad Time To First Byte (TTFB) which is also meant as Server Response Time. Since I’ve been monitoring Server Response Time, hosting speed and uptime 24/7/365 of 15 shared hosts including SiteGround since 2016, I’ve got something to say. To be as specific as possible, I’ve taken the whole year … [Read more...]

Server Response Time And Time To First Byte (TTFB) To Estimate Hosting Speed? 16.5 Mln Tests In 2018

Intro When people want to estimate hosting speed, they often use Server Response Time or Time To First Byte (TTFB) value. Whereas they should use Full Page Load Time metric. And In this post I show you the data collected during the whole 2018 year on how fast the hosts were and how their speed is connected with Server Response Time (or Time To First Byte (TTFB) to be more … [Read more...]

Most reliable and fastest hosting in 2018 (millions of uptime and speed tests)

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