Hosting Performance Contest – September 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Mopegranate Burst)

Here's the 44th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for September 2019! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. The interesting observation is that the slowest hosts have become a bit faster this month. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All monitored hosts are … [Read more...]

Hosts Can’t Have Zero Downtime, And Other Sad Truth About Hosting Uptime

One of the illusions that many hosting users have is that hosting can have 100% uptime. To add insult to injury, some hosting companies promise 100% uptime. But even promising 99.9% uptime can be just a marketing gimmick. The devil is in the technical details what uptime really is. People and hosts understand uptime differently. Don’t fool yourself when expecting high uptime. And don’t let the … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – August 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Mid-Priced Split)

Here's the 43d Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for August 2019! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. In general, this contest's results can be described as "The mid-priced hosts in the contest have split into two groups - with distinguishable better and worse performance". By the way, you can find the latest roundups … [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About RAM And CPU On Shared Hosting Plans

Let me guess. When choosing a shared hosting you want more CPU and RAM for your account for less money. But some shared hosts do not even display this information. So embarrassing! “What’s wrong with them?!” – you may say. And your second though is “Perhaps CPU and RAM is not what guarantees a shared host to be powerful and fast?” Let me show you the details. In this article: You will … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – July 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Better Uptime, Worse Speed)

Here's the 42nd Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for July 2019! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. In general, this contest's results can be described as "More hosts with 100% uptime and more hosts with worse Satisfactory Apdex (speed stability)". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance … [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...]

Highlighted Areas With Links on Responsive Image for Free (SVG, WP)

Intro In this tutorial you will learn how to make interactive highlighted areas that you can click on in your image and make this image responsive in WordPress. Easy and for free. An area gets highlighted when you move your mouse over the area. Here's an example of the result (this SVG depicts some popular in-depth articles on my website): Move your mouse over the areas in the … [Read more...]

How to Migrate a Big Website to a New Domain, Subdomain or Another Hosting for Free for Testing (the Easiest Way)

I'd like to show you how to copy or migrate bigger WordPress sites (more than 500 MB and very likely more than several GB). This method is easy and free. It's great for creating testing copies of your big websites. This method in its core includes using All-in-One WP Migration plugin (a free version) and manually copying media files ('uploads' folder). Also in this article I compare my … [Read more...]

Slow Redirect Plugin Or How To Make Affiliate Links Faster (Tutorial)

In this tutorial I'll show you how to make your affiliate links work much faster. It's extremely useful if you use a redirect plugin or an affiliate link management plugin which started to work very slowly for you (this was exactly my case).   Intro One day I found out that my affiliate links started working very slowly. Visitors clicked my affiliate links, and it took tens of … [Read more...]

Add Beautiful 3D Interactivity To Your Website For Free, Quickly And Easily Using Sketchfab

If you want to create and add fantastic 3D interactivity (and even virtual reality) to your website for free, very easily and within minutes then continue reading this article. You don't need to be a 3d artist; you don't need to have any special skills. Look below at my examples and see that everyone can do it easily and with money spent (tutorial included). Intro Quite often blogs and … [Read more...]