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5 Best Wix Alternatives (#3 Alternative is Awesome)

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Have you been thinking of shifting from Wix?

There are a few downsides of using Wix. That’s the reason most users are looking out for Wix Alternatives.

With Wix the long-term pricing is expensive. If you choose the basic plan which is the cheapest plan available, then you need to bear with the Wix Ads.

To remove Ads, you need to choose a more expensive plan. Also, ts website designer is low on design and editing. This makes creating a complex website design a tedious task.

Other issues usually faced by Wix users is its low SEO support, marketing tools, and third-party apps support. There are few technical limitations in Wix, which is again a challenge for Wix users.

Nevertheless, in case you are searching for Wix alternatives, then here is a consolidated review of its alternatives.

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000WebHost Review: My Pros & Cons using 000Webhost

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This 000WebHost Review was revised and updated on January 10, 2019.

Getting a free host is always an exciting deal, especially when you are running low on budget. If you have been searching for free hosting then you would realize that the options for well-known and free hosting are somewhat limited.

Here I would speak about one such well-known hosting option which is popularly known for its free hosting services. This is none other than 000webhost.

000webhost is part of Hostinger. With 000webhost you can avail a lifetime free service, a reason to make it more unique.

Being a fully free hosting service, 000webhost does have few limitations, however, it gives a series of benefits which you probably would never expect in free hosting.

So, getting down to the crux of the point, 000webhost has few pros and cons which I will be discussing in more details through my review.

Go ahead and enjoy reading more about 000webhost!!

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iPage Review: 6 Pros & 3 Cons of Using it!

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Chris Wagner

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

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

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

This iPage Hosting Review was revised and updated on December 5, 2018.

iPage is a well-known and popular hosting platform. If you have been frequently checking for different hosting platforms, then surely you would have heard this name before.

iPage is a web hosting and domain registration company. Well, it is a part of Endurance International Group, which also includes Bluehost and HostGator. This is relatively an older web hosting platform as compared to its competitors.

It was first launched in 1998 by Thomas Gorny. iPage has its headquarters in Burlington, MA, USA. It does provide a range of services and hosting options to choose from.

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iPage serves over 1 million customers worldwide. It is large and well-known, but are they good enough is a question yet to be answered.

To get every question answered, I decided to review iPage and its web hosting services in particular.

Through this post, I will help you decide if iPage suffices your purpose of using it for your website.

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SiteGround Review: Pros & Cons after 15 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 December 3, 2018.

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 15-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 December 3, 2018.

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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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.”

Updated: Last month (November 2018) Uptime Score — 100%

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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GreenGeeks Review: From Speed to Customer Support Our Experience

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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 November 29, 2018.

Web hosting is a big deal and it’s only becoming a bigger deal. I’m sure you’ve heard names like Squarespace, Wix, Bluehost, Hostgator, and so on.

From simple website builders to dedicated hosting, carving out your space on the internet is an important rite of our time.

Ever heard of GreenGeeks? Well, you may not have. If you have, it’s probably been from an article talking about top hosting platforms, or most likely ecologically friendly web services.

Otherwise though, it’s stayed out of the news. It’s not really that big, so it makes sense that it’s not been discussed too much in the mainstream hosting world.

But it is gaining traction, that’s for sure, and the eco-friendliness is only part of it (a big part of it, but not all of it).

GreenGeeks is not perfect, but it is a powerful package for people interesting in affordable and easy web hosting solutions.

Keep reading to see just what I mean.

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4 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 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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SiteGround vs Godaddy Comparison 2019: My Experience

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Chris Wagner

“I have been a paying customer for SiteGround and Godaddy.

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

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

SiteGround, as well as GoDaddy both, are well-known brand names in the web hosting industry.

Both of these platforms are used by many and have a list of features to their credit.

Which one to choose is just a difficult thing to conclude, especially if you do not get a comparative analysis of these two platforms.

While choosing a web hosting platform, there are several points which needs to be considered. It’s never easy to choose one.

Through this post, I will provide a comparative study of SiteGround and GoDaddy.siteground vs godaddy

I will discuss more in details about their pros and cons.

This will help you decide which platform would work best for you.

First, let me give a brief overview of both these hosting platforms.

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NameCheap Review 2019

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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.”

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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2019’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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WooCommerce vs Shopify (2019): Head-to-Head Comparison

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You’ve probably heard several adages about comparing apples to oranges. You’re not supposed to compare the two because…well, they’re simply different. Comparing apples to apples and oranges to oranges makes much more sense.

Comparing WooCommerce to Shopify is a bit like comparing apples to oranges. But here’s the thing my friend: in real life, billions of dollars in ecommerce transactions are more important than an apple and an orange. Comparing is essential.

WooCommerce and Shopify are both immensely popular ecommerce solutions. They’re pretty different, but they still can compete with each other for your business. So let’s compare these two delicious ecommerce fruits.

Context first: why are they different? WooCommerce basically stems its popularity from WordPress, because it’s a WordPress plugin. Accordingly, as WordPress powers roughly a quarter of websites, WooCommerce powers roughly 30% of ecommerce sites. The plugin alone has been downloaded millions of times.

And then there’s Shopify. Whereas WooCommerce is a plugin that gets added to your site, Shopify is a full-on store-building software.

It doesn’t have nearly as many installations compared to WooCommerce, with around 600,000 stores using Shopify actively…but it has facilitated over $82 billion in transactions. Among store-builders and shopping cart software—and there is some competition, believe me—Shopify ranks as the most popular, with WooCommerce probably being the bigger brother.

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3 Best HostGator Alternatives for 2019 (Number #2 is My Favorite)

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Comparison updated: January 2019

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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4 Best GoDaddy Alternatives 2019 (Number #2 is Just Awesome)

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This article has been updated in January 2019 to add more relevant alternatives to Godaddy.

You know, millions of Authors and Hundreds of Enterprises have changed their hosting from GoDaddy to BlueHost, FastComet, GreenGeeks, and  SiteGround in recent past. All of them were tired of expensive renewal plans, irritating customer service and vulnerable servers.

GoDaddy offers new domains for as cheap as $10 per year but when you plan to renew it the very next year they charge ten times of the initial amount. This marketing tactic must have brought in a few customers but it is not a good practice to continue with.

Web Hosting Alternatives to GoDaddy:
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Now let us look at the Top 4 GoDaddy Alternatives:alternative-godaddy

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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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