2018’s Best Node.js Hosting Providers [Based on Personal Experience]

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Node.js is a relatively newer technology and is trending everywhere, especially in web development. It has several benefits and probably that is also one of the reasons why its popularity is on the rise.

Node.js was first launched in 2009 and has its stable latest version released in 2018.

With Node.js a single unified platform can be used for the client as well as server-side scripting. Few of the top brands include – GoDaddy, Groupon, LinkedIn, Netflix, Microsoft, PayPal, Yahoo, Walmart to name a few.

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SiteGround Vs Bluehost (July 2018): 7 Tests + Facebook Poll Result

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Comparison updated: July 2018

If you’re not very familiar with Bluehost, you may have first encountered the name in a story about it being hacked in 2015 by the Syrian Electronic Army.

If you’ve only encountered Siteground by looking into web hosting options, that makes sense—outside of the web hosting world, Siteground’s stayed out of the news (which is probably a good thing).bluehost-vs-siteground

But let’s not start off this comparison review on a sour note!

For all the problems of today, we live in a good time.

Let’s go basic for a second. The internet is full of websites. You can visit countless sites of all kind. Naturally, this is due to the fact that nowadays, almost anyone can create website.

And this means there is no shortage of companies vying for the position of being the service you choose to host your site.

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4 Best BlueHost Alternatives 2018 [Number #2 is Incredible]

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Few of the concerns while using Bluehost services are regarding speed, performance, pricing structure, high renewals, limited add-ons included in the basic hosting plan, poor customer support to name a few.

Owing to these limitations, a lot of Bluehost users are on the lookout for other alternatives. Bluehost’s degrading services are driving users to opt for other hosting platforms.

Through this post, I will provide you the top 4 alternatives for Bluehost, which would help you choose your perfect hosting platform.

In case you’re in a hurry, here are our Top BlueHost Alternatives:

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LemonStand Review: Pros and Cons Based on my overall Experience

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Have you heard the news about LemonStand?

Well, I guess you probably haven’t. I haven’t either. I tried looking and I didn’t really find anything, or at least nothing credible from a major news outlet.

That’s a good thing though! Why? Because it means nothing significantly bad has happened. It means that LemonStand at least does its job, that there haven’t been any major security breaches, that LemonStand isn’t scamming its customers.

But in the world of hosting and e-commerce, you better believe LemonStand is pretty well known. Find just about any article about the top e-commerce options, and chances are a good number of them will have a solid mention of LemonStand.

So what’s the deal with this quiet, yet well-performing hosting option? The option that’s routinely ranked among the big names in the hosting world, Shopify, BigCommerce, and Volusion but without all the big press of those famous heavyweights?

Well, you’ll find out soon enough, but let me just say that LemonStand easily deserves its position as a top e-commerce platform, and in my humble opinion, it may even deserve to be ranked even higher than the norm for quite a few users.

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3dcart Review: Cons & Pros after Using it! [July 2018]

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Have you heard the news? 3dcart is releasing Version 8 soon, an update that will be the first major upgrade of any top ecommerce platform in 2018.

Well, that’s if you’ve heard of 3dcart in the first place. If you’ve been interested in having a solid platform for your online shop, you’ve probably come across the names Shopify, BigCommerce, Volusion, and so on.

And when you encounter the name 3dcart, it’s not as often—what gives? Is it even worth looking into?

I’ll answer that for you: yes, absolutely. First of all, it’s still generally regarded as one of the top ecommerce platforms, and secondly, it doesn’t slouch on what it offers its clients at all.

Ultimately, I think the deciding factor for most people would just be how it feels, because it doesn’t lack so seriously in any area that it’s an incomparable service to Shopify, BigCommerce, or any other big name.

Get 3dcart’s free trial here.

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NameCheap Review 2018: Uptime History + Pros & Cons after using it!

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Chris Wagner

“I have been paying customer for NameCheap since November 2017.

I am monitoring NameCheap’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-nc.website.

This review of NameCheap is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

Started in 2000, Namecheap began it’s journey into the hosting industry offering domains and then stepped up it’s services in terms of hosting and other add-on services.

From Domain registrations to shared hosting, Reseller hosting to dedicated servers, today Namecheap has a host of services under it’s umbrella.

One of the most transparent and honest providers I have found online, Namecheap’s honesty reflects in it’s mission :

We never bombard our clients with unwanted upsells or in-your-face advertising. Our goal is to be honest, straightforward, friendly and helpful.”

For most of my projects, I generally use Namecheap to book my domains. Here are reasons why I am using NameCheap over Godaddy.

And here is the guide to register domain on NameCheap and tools to generate domain name ideas.

Recently, I had a chance to launch a small project, and I decided to try out Namecheap’s shared hosting plans.

Based on my experience, here is my review of Namecheap as a hosting provider along with it’s pros and cons.

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HostGator Review: Why I Love/Hate HostGator (Save $156.37+ on Plans)

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Chris Wagner

“I have been paying customer for HostGator since August 2017.

I am monitoring HostGator’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-hg.website.

This review of HostGator is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

I think you’ll agree with me on this:

Web hosting companies can be hard to choose.

There are so many competing plans, packages, and terms that it can easily get lost in translation.

This is true especially if you are new to web hosting, domains, servers, and looking for free web hosting business in general.

I want to clear up some of the mess by providing you with a simple guide to HostGator web hosting and the services they provide. They’re not free web hosting, but they provide much more value than you pay for.

In fact, in the next few sections, I want to lay out what I’ve discovered about HostGator and why I recommend them as one of the best web hosting companies for 2018.

After this, you’ll be confident that you can make an informed choice about which provider you’ll choose for all your hosting and domain services.

I’ve known that HostGator has been around for a while, and that they’ve been providing a steady and reliable source of web hosting for newcomers and experienced web wizards alike.

But it was when I saw in the news that they were opening up their line of all-new, high-powered dedicated servers that are 4 times faster than before that I perked up.

4 times faster dedicated servers! I’ll tell you more about why you care about that in a second.

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A2 Hosting Review

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Chris Wagner

“I have been paying customer for A2 Hosting since July 2017.

I am monitoring A2 Hosting’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-a2.website.

This review of A2 Hosting is based on actual testing done on their servers”.

About A2 Hosting:

A2 Hosting has been in the web hosting business for 16 years running, starting out as Iniquinet in 2001.

Two years later, the company changed its name to the current A2 Hosting, in tribute to Ann Arbor, MI, where it is based until now.

A2 Hosting is A+-accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and has garnered several prizes given by reputable industry organizations in recent years related to its excellent performance in the web hosting industry.

A2 Hosting essentially offers a full gamut of hosting services designed for individuals, small businesses, and large corporations.

Its shared hosting plans, although a bit pricier than competitors, are still ideal for budget-conscious business owners and individuals.

A2 Hosting also offers both managed and unmanaged VPS hosting, cloud servers, managed and unmanaged dedicated servers, as well as reseller hosting, all competitively-priced.

So, what makes A2 Hosting a viable hosting service for your website? Is it good enough for your needs? We’ll try to answer that question in this review.

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NameCheap vs GoDaddy

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So you have planned to launch your own website? That’s great. Something very basic you would need is a domain. And yes a domain registrar to start with.

To start with, let me briefly tell you what exactly is domain registration. Domain name registration is the process of reserving a name on the Internet for a specific period of time, such as one year.

The domain remains with you, so long as you renew it. There is no way to purchase a domain name forever.

A domain name gives your website a unique, recognizable name. There are several hosting companies which provide domain registration as well along with hosting solutions.

Indeed, choosing the right domain registration service could be a tedious job, unless you are completely aware of the services the companies offer.

I have been using two equally big hosting brands NameCheap and GoDaddy for quite some time.

Based on my experience, I will give you a comparative review of both of their domain registration services.

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Shopify Review – My Personal Experience with Pros & Cons

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Gearing up for an eCommerce launch is no small task. While there are countless major decisions to be made, few are as important as the ecommerce platform you choose.

In this article I’ll offer my personal insight and review of the Shopify platform.

Choosing Shopify wasn’t an easy decision. While there are more than one hundred eCommerce platforms to choose from, ranging from standalone (like Shopify and BigCommerce) to integrations with existing sites (think Woocommerce or eCommerce add-ons for Wix).

In this Shopify review I’ll take you through the pros and cons as well as the elements that stood out most to me when choosing the platform.

I’ll also dig into other elements I discovered once I got into the backend of the system, like the setup and ease-of-use.

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Liquid Web Hosting Review 2018 (Latest Uptime and Comparison)

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About Liquid Web Hosting

Liquid Web is one of the leading web hosting and cloud application solutions providers today. Apart from its powerful hardware, LiquidWeb has a team of experienced web hosting professionals that give it a clear cut above the other, major web hosting solutions providers.

In a press release that was published in May 2017, Liquid Web outperformed competition across web hosting and cloud service platforms by providing a faster and better user experience. The host trampled Amazon, DigitalOcean, and Rackspace.

LiquidWeb has its own servers and virtual machines with faster processors and disk space. These enable it to effectively handle and sustain huge requests and transactions per second.

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Dreamhost Review – Thorough Look at their Services with Uptime Score

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DreamHost won PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for web hosting in 2016, marking the third straight year the company has won that distinction (if you want to know more about the award, click here for more details).

What’s more impressive is that the company won in both the general web hosting and small business web hosting categories.

DreamHost is highest rated web hosting by PCMag.com

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DreamHost currently hosts more than 1.5 million websites and 750,000 WordPress sites.

Founded in 1996 by four undergraduate students from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, DreamHost started offering hosting services a year later; thus, this year marks DreamHost’s 20th anniversary in the web hosting business.

DreamHost is also an open-source pioneer, having contributed development and engineering resources to the open-source OpenStack project since 2011.

In fact, DreamHost CEO Simon Anderson has sat on the OpenStack Foundation’s Board of Directors since its inception.

DreamHost’s commitment to open-source has also saw it spun off two companies directly involved in open-source projects: the Ceph file system professional services and support company Inktank and the network virtualization project Akanda.

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InMotion Hosting Review

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I have used InMotion hosting and have closely monitored their uptime, performance and average response time. I will provide a detailed review of InMotion hosting based on my experience.

What is InMotion Hosting?

InMotion is a popular hosting platform founded in 2001. It is primarily based on Unix and Linux based systems. It is headquartered in Virginia, USA.

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This is one of hosting platforms which provides a range of services with its easy to use cPanel and multiple other goodies. I will provide this in more detail further in my review.

InMotion supports shared hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, WordPress hosting and can offer custom web design to its clients.

Let me start this off by listing the benefits you receive by using InMotion hosting.

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SiteGround Review: Pros & Cons after 9 Months of Monitoring!

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Chris Wagner

“I have been paying customer for SiteGround since October 2017.

I am monitoring SiteGround’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-sg.website.

This review of SiteGround is based on actual testing done on their servers and interaction with their customer support.”

Ah, Siteground. If you’ve been looking into web hosting lately, there is no way you haven’t stumbled across this name. Easily one of the biggest names in the world of web hosting, it can be a little hard to know where to start.

It’s mostly stayed out of the news, minus its vocal opposition to the United States bills SOPA and PIPA a few years ago (if you’re unfamiliar, it was in good company here, joining many major online companies in protest).

If it’s stayed out of the news though, it definitely has not stayed out of articles and reviews. It’s just too notable to not hear about if you’re curious about this stuff.

But is bigger always better? How many online Siteground reviews can you really trust anyway? What makes Siteground stand apart from some other top names?

Of course, I can’t fully answer those questions, but I hope to at least shed some light about Siteground nonetheless.

Keep reading to learn more about my thoughts regarding this hosting giant.

Get SiteGround’s 60% off discount here.

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FastComet Review: Last 9-Months Performance Stats + Comparison

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Chris Wagner

“I have been paying customer for FastComet since October 2017.

I am monitoring FastComet’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-fc.website.

This review of FastComet is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

So you’ve been looking into web hosting.

You’ve heard all the big names and you’ve seen plenty of top ten lists.

If you’ve seen a list of the top ten hosting options, there’s almost no way you haven’t seen the name FastComet come up.

But maybe if you decided to Google around, you haven’t found many (if any) news articles featuring FastComet.

Well, nothing from a reputable source anyway.

So of course you ask yourself one of the most common questions of our age—is it legit?

Well I have good news (or bad, in that more options can make your decision more difficult): yes, FastComet’s legit!

First of all, don’t be too put off by the lack of news articles. The biggest hosting companies may get some mentions in the news, but bigger doesn’t always mean better, even in the world of hosting.

In fact, in my opinion, it’s a testament to FastComet’s versatility as a platform that it has managed to maintain such a positive image online without encountering significant negative press from big sources.

So don’t worry! FastComet may not be in the news, but it’s definitely in the reviews, and it’s in good ones at that.

Take, for example, this review.

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