2018’s Best Joomla Hosting Providers

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When you search about Content Management System, you would often come across WordPress or Joomla.

Joomla is yet another choice of open source content management system to publish web content. It is considered as the second most used CMS after WordPress.

Joomla was first launched on 17th August 2005 and is written in PHP.

At the backend, Joomla uses Object Oriented programming and includes features such as RSS feed, caching, internationalization to name a few.

To its credit, Joomla supports over 8000 free and commercial extensions.

Before I get on the details of best Joomla hosting, let me give a brief overview of what is different between Joomla and WordPress.

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1&1 Hosting Review: 8 Pros & 2 Cons of using it!

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Chris Wagner

“I have been a paying customer for 1&1 hosting since August 2018.

I am monitoring 1&1’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-11.website.

This review of 1&1 hosting is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

1&1 is one of the leading web hosting providers worldwide. The company was first launched in 1998 and was founded by Ralph Dommermuth in Montabaur, Germany.

It supports multiple forms of hosting, which includes Shared hosting, managed hosting, VPS hosting and many others.
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1&1 provides few other distinctive features along with its hosting platform. If you are looking for feature-rich and affordable hosting options, then here is one where you can find these.

Like every other hosting platform, 1&1 has few pros and few cons.

Let me run you through a detailed review of 1&1 hosting platform based on my personal experience of using it.

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SiteGround Review: Pros & Cons after 12 Months of Monitoring!

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Chris Wagner

“I have been a 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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Bluehost Review: Solid Uptime (100%), What about Customer Support?

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Chris Wagner

“I have been a paying customer for BlueHost since April 2017.

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

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

Last month (September 2018) Uptime Score was – 99.91%

One of the well-known and popular hosting brands includes Bluehost, with no doubts about it.

Through this post, I will provide an unbiased review of Bluehost services in terms of different qualitative metrics and would help you understand if Bluehost caters to your business needs.

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Bluehost was first launched in 2003 and has invaded the market gradually over a period of time. It caters to over 2 million websites worldwide.

This was founded by Matt Heaton and Danny Ashworth and is headquartered in Provo, Utah.

Bluehost provides shared hosting, Cloud hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting, WooCommerce hosting and Dedicated hosting.

The average monthly searches for the exact keyword BlueHost, establishes the fact they’re one of the most popular hosting providers.

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FastComet Review: Last 12-Months Performance Stats & Comparison

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Chris Wagner

“I have been a 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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DreamHost Review – Based on Our Experience

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for DreamHost since April 2017.

We are monitoring DreamHost’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through our website hostingpill-dh.website.

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

Ah, DreamHost. Of all the companies we’ve looked at, DreamHost is certainly one of the most recognizable.

Having purportedly serviced 1.5 million websites, DreamHost is up there with the other major players in the hosting game.

Another reason it’s such a major player, and viewed so credibly, is its history: DreamHost has been running since 1997, which might as well be a few decades in internet years.

So you’ve been looking into your next potential hosting platform. Maybe you have no idea where to start, or maybe you’re already thinking of specific companies and specific plans.

We’re here to help you figure out what different companies can offer you, and right now I’m about to tell you how DreamHost performs based on my own experience with them.

Does DreamHost’s reputation far outweigh its performance?

Or are things pretty aligned?

Keep reading to find out!

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3 Best HostGator Alternatives for 2018 (Number #2 is My Favorite)

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HostGator has had several network outages since its original owner sold it to Endurance International Group (EIG) back in June 2012.

The latest HostGator server outage was in December 2016. With the yearly outages plaguing its network since 2012, we wonder when the next HostGator outage may be.

Since we haven’t heard from the company what steps they’re taking to prevent similar network outages from happening again in the future, we can only surmise that they have taken care of the problem internally.

One other concern that some have raised about HostGator is its worsening customer support, which again came about after its acquisition by EIG.

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HostPapa Review: You’ve Heard of it. But Should you Use it?

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What is HostPapa?

HostPapa is one of the more spirited hosting companies out there.

Maybe it’s the name, maybe it’s the small-to-medium sized community of users, but HostPapa strikes me as a friendly platform.

It’s a smaller hosting service, but it’s still managed to make a name for itself.

Whereas the bigger hosting companies have provided for millions of sites, HostPapa’s number is closer to 200,000 (it was 160,000 two years ago, so grain of salt).

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It’s been in business since 2006 and seems to have done nothing but grow since then.

It sells itself as a familial platform, where everyone is connected in a warm-hearted HostPapa community.

I kind of see the appeal—actually, HostPapa makes me think of a local, popular pizza place, but for the hosting world.

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2018’s Best Java Hosting Providers

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Java is one of the most popular choices for web development and is a suitable alternative to PHP. It is a favorable option for Android apps along with enterprise and interactive content.

If you plan to go ahead with Java hosting, then you would require to choose a platform which supports Java-based hosting.

Java technologies differ from other technologies and hence the hosting requirement also differs. Based on the base technology the server, scripting language, and resource utilization also differ.

Over here I will provide the best java hosting platforms.

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10 Best Free VPS Hosting Sites 2018 (with Pros and Cons)

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A VPS (Virtual Private Server) offers you the sweet spot between shared hosting (free) and dedicated hosting. It combines the affordability of shared hosting with the control and flexibility of a dedicated server.

Over the past couple of years, VPS hosting has gained a lot of momentum and many web hosts have now started offering free VPS hosting.

A free VPS server hosting, obviously, is not as powerful and robust as a paid one. However, it is highly suitable for web/application development purposes, and also if you want to get a taste of VPS hosting before actually moving your website to it.

We conducted extensive research and compiled this list of free and paid VPS hosting providers.

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SiteGround Vs Bluehost Comparison

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for both SiteGround and BlueHost.

We are monitoring both shared hosting’s servers for Uptime and Performance through our website hostingpill-sg.website and hostingpill-bh.website.

This Comparision of SiteGround vs BlueHost is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

Comparison updated: October 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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Bluehost vs HostGator Comparison

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Chris Wagner

“I have been a paying customer for both BlueHost and HostGator.

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

This Comparision of BlueHost vs HostGator is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

It is time for us to witness a clash of the titans.

Bluehost and HostGator are two of the largest and most established hosting companies out there right now.

In a way, the two are related: they’re both subsidiaries of Endurance International Group.

These two brothers, or cousins, together have hosted millions of sites, and are two of EIG’s largest providers.

The truth is, however, Bluehost is an even larger titan—more of a behemoth, up there with GoDaddy in the power of its name and the amount of sites its hosted.

HostGator’s range is in the hundreds of thousands, while Bluehost likely has 2 million or more sites powered on its servers.

Does HostGator live up to its larger rival?

Or maybe the question is this: does Bluehost’s size lead it to overlook certain things, things with HostGator excels in?

These are all excellent questions, and I’m sure you have even more.

If you’ve been looking into what hosting company you want to go with, there’s a fair chance you’ve at least come across these two, if you haven’t put them on your list.

So without further ado, let’s get into our comparison of these two hosting companies!

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5 Best Wiki Hosting Providers

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Wikis play an indispensable part of our day to day when it comes to knowledge sharing.

You know exactly how important it is when you search each and everything in Wikipedia.

Creating a knowledge base or community for your niche is a great way to share information.

Wiki hosting services are also sometimes referred to as Wiki farm. Wiki hosting services should enable wiki-style editable web pages.

Few things that impact your choice are features such as – cost, licensing, the presence of advertising, Alexa rank.

Other technical details include – editing, features, syntax support, storage, multi-lingual support, and wiki engine.

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4 Best Shopify Alternatives

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As time passes, Ecommerce is increasingly relevant.

Regardless of how you feel about Shopify, it’s pretty undeniable it’s the reigning ecommerce software. It’s an earned title, as Shopify packs in a very powerful set of services with its platform.

However, just because it’s the most popular doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Maybe Breitbart’s ties to Shopify are turning you off, or maybe Shopify just isn’t doing one thing you really need well enough. Maybe the feel isn’t right.

Well, don’t worry, there is a diversity of alternatives to Shopify. Their pricing varies and you can look it up easily, so I won’t be too detailed here, but they can all be worth it depending on what you want.

Each of these provides all the basics you need to have a good experience running your shop, but provide some benefits that may be far more suited to you, things that Shopify just doesn’t do as well. And of course, some of them may just click with you more.

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Volusion Review 2018

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Volusion Review

Volusion is a complete e-commerce website builder that offers web design, marketing and a whole range of other business tools.

I found Volusion to be on par with other leading e-commerce builders such as Shopify, Bigcommerce or Magento.

Before I get into more details about Volusion, let me provide a brief introduction about the company.

Volusion was started in 1999 and currently serves more than 1,80,000 online stores.

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The company has features to incorporate almost any business domain from apparel or health to books or electronics.

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