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10 Best Free VPS Hosting Sites 2019 (with Pros and Cons)

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This article was revised and updated on Oct 13, 2019.

A VPS (Virtual Private Server) offers you the sweet spot between shared web 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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3 Easy Steps To Move Website From GoDaddy to BlueHost

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Updated: This article has been updated on 13th October 2019 to show updated screenshots as per new Godaddy and BlueHost interface.

Here’s an article to help you move your website from GoDaddy to BlueHost.

In my previous article, I had touched upon few GoDaddy Alternatives if you are fed up with GoDaddy. One of the alternatives that I recommended was BlueHost.

For all those who are convinced, I will show you how to move domain and website from GoDaddy to BlueHost.

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DreamHost Review: Is It Reliable & Fast? 99.93% Uptime Recorded till now

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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.”

This DreamHost Hosting Review was revised and updated on Oct 13, 2019.

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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2019’s Best Drupal Hosting Providers (Number #3 is Awesome)

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A lot of people are inclined to use Drupal as this is one of the free and open source content management platform written in PHP.

Drupal is flexible, easy to use, scalable and enhances web development in its own sense. As a matter of fact, Drupal has a good customer base.

Though WordPress has been a more popular CMS, a point to note is that Drupal is rapidly picking up in the market.

So, are you just starting to explore Drupal and need to know the best Drupal hosting platforms?

Here is exactly the place, where I will walk you through 7 best Drupal hosting options.

But do you need a good reason to check what is different between Drupal and WordPress? Then hold on, let us first check this before getting any further.

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Wix Review 2019: Our Honest Opinion With Pros & Cons

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Wix is undisputed as a champion of website building. Anyone looking for an easy website builder will undoubtedly find Wix in the results.

So what’s the deal with Wix? Founded in 2006, Wix has grown to serve more than 110 million people, with half of that coming from the last four years alone. Wix is especially famous for its free website building plan, easily one of the best free site builders around.

Is it all just hype? Or maybe, people just care about the free website builder and the actual premium services aren’t that good, huh? Or maybe Wix is genuinely popular, but its customers don’t know true quality?

Everyone has reasons to be skeptical of a popular software, particularly one that brands itself as a “free ____” (be it free site builder, free VPN, free anti-virus, and so on).

Well, I’ve been testing Wix formally for a few months and using it on and off for years. I’ve watched it grow and I’ve grown in my expertise at the same time. And now, I would like to give an intimate review of how Wix stands as a website building service in 2018.

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A2 Hosting Review: Give Us 5 Min, We’ll Give You The Facts

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Chris Wagner

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

We are monitoring A2 Hosting’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through our website hostingpill-a2.website.


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

This A2 Hosting Review was revised and updated on Oct 13, 2019.

Every now and then I review a company that is simultaneously unknown to most of the public (even on the internet public), and very well-regarded among those who follow hosting.

A2 Hosting is one such company.

Founded in 2001, A2 has gone from hosting a few websites to a few thousand.

That’s great growth, but is a few thousand really something to brag about?

Even the quality hosting providers on the smaller side service hundreds of thousands of sites.

And yet, A2 has managed to stay in the game for 17 years without losing its competitive edge.

As they like to show, A2 has won quite a few hosting awards from popular sites.

It’s natural for you to wonder if A2 is as capable as its reputation suggests.

Are you looking at a hidden gem or a mediocre service that’s fooled a few people into going along with it?

Does its small size mean it lacks features, or that it focuses more on quality—or both?

All these questions and more, I will address in this review.

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Godaddy Review 2019: Is Daddy Really caring for his children? Let’s find out…

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for GoDaddy since August 2018.

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

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

This Godaddy Hosting Review was revised and updated on Oct 13, 2019.

Once upon a time, I was a younger man. I decided to take a big step: no more free website builders for me, no sir… just the real thing:

A PAID web host. One that would let me build a REAL website.

So I went to GoDaddy. Why?

Because GoDaddy had EVERYTHING. It had a website builder, a domain name, and the hosting ALL for (at the time) about a DOLLAR a month. INCREDIBLE!

I was thrilled. I built a site. I was happy…

For a year.

And then,

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Bluehost Review 2019: Tested them for 2 years. Here’s what we know.

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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.”

This Bluehost Review was revised and updated on October 13, 2019.

Bluehost is REALLY popular, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right host for you. Don’t worry—we’re going to figure that out right now.

Here’s why I can help:

I’ve used it on and off over a long period of time and I’ve been formally testing it since April 2017.

And after getting really friendly with Bluehost, it’s time I share my research with the world—so that no one buys hosting they shouldn’t, and so that no one misses a great opportunity.

FREE Site Migration

For a Limited Time only – we are offering FREE Site Migration if you switch to BlueHost.

For more details click here.

Let me set the stage: Bluehost is one of the most well-known web hosting companies in the world. How well-known?

We’re talking about over 2 MILLION websites that get supported by Bluehost—the big leagues.

Bluehost Websites

But is Bluehost too big? I mean, clearly it must be doing something right, but doesn’t a certain size also mean Bluehost could be fooling the crowd? Or maybe Bluehost won’t care for your business as personally as a smaller hosting company?

Plus, Bluehost itself is owned by a larger conglomerate. How do you know an unaccountable major corporation is going to look after you and your business? Your site’s information?

There are some reasons to be concerned with Bluehost. Believe me, I took them to heart when I began testing.

More than half a year later, I’ve come out with some mixed feelings.

Why?

Let me show you.

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SiteGround Review: Pros & Cons after 24 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.”

This SiteGround Hosting Review was revised and updated on Oct 13, 2019.

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. In fact, SiteGround is one of the biggest names in hosting, supporting over 2 million websites.

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.

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FastComet Review: Last 24-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.”

This FastComet Hosting Review was revised and updated on Oct 13, 2019.

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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7 Best BlueHost Alternatives 2019 [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 5 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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GoDaddy Website Builder Review: Our Expert Opinion (2019)

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Website Builders are practically a boon, especially when you do not wish to hire expensive web developers.

When you do web designing by yourself, then choosing an affordable and reliable website builder is the surest way forward.

A popular brand for hosting, GoDaddy is equally present in the market when we speak about website builders. Being a well-known brand, you surely cannot miss GoDaddy’s website builder.

There is a lot of buzz about GoDaddy in the market. Being one of the largest domain registrars, how competent is GoDaddy’s website builder is a question most people ask.

I have used GoDaddy website builder for quite some time now and decided to review and put forth my thoughts.

With no delay let me start by providing what I found really appealing about GoDaddy’ website builder.

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GreenGeeks Review: Is this REALLY Eco-Friendly? 100% Uptime Recorded till now

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for GreenGeeks since January 2018.

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

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

This GreenGeeks Hosting Review was revised and updated on October 13, 2019.

Think fast: why don’t you do more for the environment?

Okay, well, assuming you think it’s important. The question stands: what stops you?

Convenience is a big one. Cost is usually the other.

What if I told you that you can actually help the environment in your hosting and that you can do this without much extra cost OR loss of convenience?

And what if I told you that on top of not being bad, it’s actually GOOD?

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InMotion Hosting Review – We Have Spend 30+ Months Testing InMotion.

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Chris Wagner

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

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


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

This InMotion Hosting Review was revised and updated on Oct 13, 2019.

If you’re like me, you love underdogs.

I’m talking about the characters in books and movies who are somehow disadvantaged compared to the big, powerful “top dog.”

But despite their disadvantages and the dominance of the rival, the underdog works hard and manages to make a name for themselves, sometimes even rivaling or beating the traditional winner.

I LOVE those stories, so I’m gonna tell you one right NOW. Let’s welcome our underdog:

InMotion Hosting was founded in 2001, which puts it on the older side for an internet company.

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NameCheap Review 2019: Uptime History + Pros & Cons after using it!

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chris wagner

Chris Wagner

“I have been a 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.”

This NameCheap Review was revised and updated on Oct 13, 2019.

In the world of domain name registration, few names are bigger than Namecheap. Namecheap is well established in domain registration for its low prices and reliable service.

Like many other registrars, Namecheap also offers hosting services. Unfortunately, while we all know Namecheap the registrar, few of us know Namecheap the host. This isn’t surprising, given that the company’s name directly refers to domains and not hosting, but nonetheless…

Today, you’re in luck! Because in this review I will summarize my findings from using Namecheap. And to make things extra special, I’ll talk about Namecheap as both a host and registrar.

So, how does Namecheap stack up? Is it only good for being cheap? Is it only good for managing its 10 million domains, or can it do the other part of the site equation as well?

It’s complicated, but we’ll get there. So without further ado, let’s talk about Namecheap!

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