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SiteGround Vs Bluehost (2019): ‘6 Tests’ and Facebook Poll Result

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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: May 2019

If you’ve been looking into shared web hosting, there are two names you’ve almost definitely come across.

SiteGround and Bluehost are two of the POWERHOUSES in the world of consumer hosting.

I mean, THIS is how many sites use Bluehost:

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What is a 301 Redirect & How To Set Up it (2 methods explained)

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Websites have become the digital identities for businesses and because of intense competition, it’s integral to keep these web portals up to date. Otherwise, due to an obsolete web presence, an online brand can go out of the market.

In order to keep a website fresh and relevant, it’s essential to redesign it at regular intervals of time. But overhauling your web portal isn’t as easy as it seems to be.

You have to develop a robust strategy to ensure that your customers and the search engines are directed to the latest version of the URL.

Still confused? Let’s do a detailed analysis in order to get the basics clear.

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SmugMug Review (2019): Our Experience using it with Pros & Cons

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Disclosure: The links to SmugMug and other sites in this post are ads and we earn commissions if you shop through them.

Have you ever heard of SmugMug before?

If not…ever heard of Flickr?

I thought so. Well, SmugMug actually owns Flickr.

So, it’s a bigger deal than you think. But what’s it for?

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2019’s Best Reseller Hosting (Why Number #2 is my Favorite, Let’s see)

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Reseller hosting is something that some hosting platforms offer. However, not all hosting platforms offer reseller hosting option.

So, have you decided to start your own web hosting solution? Well, then here is an option that lets you do that.

Yes, I am talking about Reseller hosting.

Reseller hosting is conceptually very different from regular web hosting. This lets you be a web host at an effectively low maintenance cost and allows you to enjoy the profits you reap.

So, basically using reseller hosting you can pose as a web hosting provider. While this is a very brief definition of reseller hosting, let me give more details about what is reseller hosting and who does it benefit.

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30 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site in 2019

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WordPress is an open-source platform that makes building a website as easy as just a few clicks. Because WordPress is open-source, it’s always updating and changing.

However, it’s these very same benefits that also lead to many vulnerabilities within the platform itself.

More than 70% of WordPress websites today are vulnerable to hacker attacks.

Why is WordPress such a popular choice for hackers? In reality, there are a number of compelling reasons:

  • Some WordPress websites fail to update and still use outdated versions
  • There are over 74 different versions of WordPress
  • Open-source themes and plugins welcome even more risk

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BigCommerce Review: How good is it in 2019?

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We’re well into 2019 now—meaning there’s an application for EVERYTHING.

And that ALSO means your customers can buy anything online. So why not add your business to the mix?

But if you need applications for building your online business, then you’ve got a LOT of options.

There’s a lot of software around that will let you build a website that can sell products to customers.

The two most popular of these are probably Shopify and WooCommerce, but there are many others, with a range of abilities and prices.

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InterServer Review: What we have learned after using it! (2019)

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chris wagner

Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for InterServer since March 2019.

We are monitoring InterServer’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through our website hostingpill-is.com.

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

This InterServer Review was revised and updated on April 11, 2019.

If you’ve been reading some of my other reviews, you know I love a good underdog.

InterServer is one of the BEST underdogs in the hosting world:

It’s not nearly as famous as a lot of other hosting companies, nor does it support millions of sites.

But, it’s been around since 1999, when it was founded by two high-school students. So it’s been in the game for 20 years, and has a classic humble-beginnings story.

What’s not to like?

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

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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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Hosting24 Review: What I Like & Dislike Using it! [A+ server speed]

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chris wagner

Chris Wagner

“I have been a paying customer for Hosting24 since August 2018.

I am monitoring Hosting24’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-h24.com.

This review of Hosting24 is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

No matter how many web hosting options are available in the market, it is always great to know more. Each one has certain unique features which would fit your business requirement and budget.

A great way to hit the right hosting option is by remaining watchful about the trending hosting options and get a complete overview of it through a full hosting review.

Yet again I am here to provide you few insights and a review of different parameters for another hosting platform.

This time it is Hosting24.

Hosting24 was first officially launched in 2008 and has been around since 2004. This is headquartered in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Hosting24 is part of the Hostinger and 000webhost which has altogether 29 million users across 178 countries.

Next, let me speak out more about my review for Hosting24.

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Hostinger Review: Awesome Uptime (100%), How About Features?

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chris wagner

Chris Wagner

“I have been a paying customer for Hostinger since August 2018.

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

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

What is Hostinger?

It’s about time we get an updated review of Hostinger up. After all, Hostinger has been a major hosting force in an internet full of different hosting platforms.

If you haven’t heard of Hostinger before, you might be surprised to learn it is, in fact, a sprawling hosting provider. I mean it: Hostinger has over 29 million users and subsidiaries in 178 countries.

It started in 2004, but from its small beginnings, it’s become a fantastic hosting option.

In this review, we’ll talk about a lot—but to give you a quick answer, Hostinger is good. Not perfect, but overall cheap relative to what you get for the buck.

But hey, that’s an oversimplification. So what are we waiting for?

Let’s dive in.

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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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iPage Review: We Found Out Good & Bad Things Using it 8+ Months…

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chris wagner

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 April 08 2019.
 
I LOVE underdogs so much that I’m going to tell you all about one of the most UNDERRATED web hosts around.

Although, some might disagree with me on whether this company is an underdog.

iPage is one of those hosts that the ordinary person might not know about, but which is pretty reputable to those in the hosting world.

It’s a veteran in the hosting world, being founded in 1998.

And what’s even more impressive?

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7 Best Magento Hosting (Number #1 is Just Excellent)

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For those of you who haven’t heard of Magento, this is an open source e-commerce platform.

Over the years this has been segregated as Magento Opensource or Community edition platform and Magento commerce which is an Enterprise edition platform. 

Did you know, Magento can be alternatively used instead of WordPress for online store creation.

In most cases, WordPress along with WooCommerce is used for online store creation. This can simply be done using Magento hosting.

Both of these being equally powerful platforms, let me walk you through the actual differences between them.

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SiteGround Review: Pros & Cons after 18 Months of Monitoring!

Reading Time: 12 min read

chris wagner

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 April 4, 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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HostGator Review: Why I Love/Hate HostGator (Solid Uptime)

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chris wagner

Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for HostGator since August 2017.

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

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

This HostGator Hosting Review was revised and updated on April 4, 2019.

If you’ve looked around a few lists of top hosting providers, you may have come across a certain name: HostGator.

HostGator is not the largest hosting platform, but it is on the larger side.

What is HostGator?

It’s been in business since 2002—which, for the hosting world, means it’s pretty well established—and it’s gotten big enough to have international offices in addition to its HQ in Austin and Houston.

In 2012, HostGator was acquired by Endurance International Group (EIG), which also owns another major hosting provider—Bluehost.

We don’t know the final number of subscribers HostGator has, but it surpassed 200,000 customers way back in 2009.

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