HostGator Vs GoDaddy: Comparison Based on Speed, Price & Support

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Web hosting is a funny thing. There are over 1,000 suppliers of what is essentially the same product. This same product that has no visible performance indication.

I can’t think of many other things you would buy without knowing more information. Imagine renting a room in a flat with other people.

Now imagine that you don’t know how many people you are sharing with, how much stuff they have or what kind of business they are in.

This is an in-depth comparison of GoDaddy and Hostgator, I host hundreds of sites for various clients across all sorts of different hosting companies, it’s becoming a nightmare to manage and it’s about time I consolidated everything into one place to save money and effort.

Before making the plunge and choosing a provider I need to compare some of the big guns.

I’m going to be comparing GoDaddy & Hostgator, arguably two of the biggest companies in web hosting, the both boast lots of the same features and seem to have good reviews overall.

Both have been around long enough that they should have well established support systems, and community’s behind them who are very familiar with their products and pitfalls.

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4 Best Shopify Alternatives (No. #2 Shopify Competitor is Awesome)

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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: Plans + Pros & Cons after Using it!

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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 at 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.

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

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Top 5 PingDom Alternatives 2018 (Number #1 is Awesome)

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In my previous article I introduced you to the tools which every site owner should use.

In this article, I am going to talk about Pingdom Alternatives.

I am sure you will agree with me when I say:

Pingdom is a great tool. But its expensive and comes with limited options in terms of features and customer support.

Well, it turns out, there are many tools (aka Pingdom alternatives) that are cheaper, have more features than Pingdom and are more easier to use.

And in today’s post I am going to show you some of the best Pingdom alternatives that are perfect fit for your needs.

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Bluehost vs GoDaddy Comparison (2018)

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Both BlueHost and GoDaddy are experienced providers of cheap and reliable web hosting. But, they always compete in varied ways.

For instance, in February 2017, BlueHost announced an end to its Ticket Support. The host announced that it would offer Live Chat and Telephone support only. The aim of this move is to provide a better and speedy service.

In March 2017, GoDaddy slashed the rates of its automatic website-making software by up to 75 percent. This move is aimed at tapping medium and small businesses and enabling their owners to exploit the internet potential fully.

Both BlueHost and GoDaddy have been providing web hosting for a long time. And today, both are trusted and well-known brands.

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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 and dedicated hosting. It combines the affordability of shared hosting (list) 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 VPS hosting providers.

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Bluehost Review: My Experience using Bluehost (Save $181.44)

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While writing for GoDaddy alternatives, I had briefly explained why BlueHost was one of my choice. In this article I will do a thorough BlueHost Review and let you know if you should consider it for hosting your website.

With over 2 million hosted websites, BlueHost is one of Internet’s most popular web hosting companies.

The low cost shared hosting from BlueHost is one of the most popular in its product line which also includes VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, domains, email, content delivery network and cloud 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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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.

If you are wary of HostGator in light of the network outages and/or worsening customer support, or if you’re looking for more reliable hosting, you might want to look at other providers with more stellar records in network uptime as well as customer support.


HostGator Alternatives

HostGator Alternatives for Web Hosting:

HostGator Alternatives to buy Domain Name:

In this article, we’ll present HostGator Alternatives namely: BlueHost, FastComet, and InMotion Hosting.

In particular, we’ll be looking at how these companies measure against HostGator in terms of features, price, and customer support, which are among the more important things to look at when comparing the capabilities of prospective web hosts.

If you’re looking for more detailed reviews on BlueHost, FastComet, and InMotion Hosting, we’ve tackled all three providers in separate review articles here on our website. Feel free to read them for more detailed explanations on each of their features.


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000WebHost Review: Is it a Reliable Free Web Hosting?

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When you get out in the market to look for free hosting services, a lot of options pop up. But choosing the perfect webhost is a challenge. You have to choose a host that offers you good service as well as useful features.

And we will review today, one such host which has been at the top of free hosting world, 000webhost.

000webhost, as the name points out is a free hosting service that offers you hosting at 0$. Yes, you read that right, 0$. Started in 2007, 000webhost is one of the leading free hosting service providers.

While at a first glance, it might be easy to dismiss them as yet another free hosting – they are in fact, a great option for hosting free sites.

As with many free hosting providers, they have many features set for their premium customers, but their free plan packs quite a punch.

The free plan offers 10 GB Bandwidth and 1 GB of free space. They allow you to host 2 websites, and offer free cPanel along with website builders. Couple this with the free email hosting, and 000webhost becomes your ultimate free hosting service.

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HostPapa Review 2018: Pros and Cons after using it!

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Yet again, I am back with another web hosting review This time around it is for hostPapa.

Through this review, I will provide you some interesting insights about this particular hosting platform.

Let us check what is in store by using HostPapa.

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

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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, as I believe they are a market leader when it comes to domain name registrations.

Here is the guide to register domain on NameCheap.

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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How to Build a WordPress Blog from Scratch! (5 SUPER Easy Steps)

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Today I am going to show you how you can set up a WordPress blog from scratch. And you won’t believe how easy it is to do.We will go step by step.

In order to get started, we will need 4 things:

  1. Domain – Domain is the name of the site which you type in the browser address bar. “www.HostingPill.com”  is the domain of this site.
  2. Hosting – Hosting is the “home” of your site where it will “stay”. Its usually a server at a web hosting company.
  3. WordPress – WordPress is the “software” that will power your blog.
  4. Design & Themes – To make your site attractive design-wise you will need to install WordPress themes.

To learn about various jargons of website and webhosting, click here.

Disclosure – I receive referral fees from companies including the ones I am mentioning in this article. My recommendations are based on my experience as independent paying customer.  I have reviewed most of them on my website.

There are two ways you can buy domains and hosting:

  1. You buy domains and hosting from the same web host
  2. Or you buy both separately

If you ask me, I would recommend going for Option 2 (buying separately) for two reasons:

  1. You get better deals when you shop domains and hosting separately.
  2. You reduce risk by buying it from separate companies.

I recommend www.Namecheap.com for getting your domains and www.Bluehost.com for web hosting.

Namecheap, as the name implies sells domain names for a good price, there is no need to purchase your domain and hosting from the same supplier so I have shopped around.

BlueHost – I am using Bluehost for around 8 years now for some of my sites and have found them to be pretty reliable.

Now, I’m going to buy a domain, setup web hosting, install WordPress, configure WordPress and then talk about monetisation techniques.

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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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7 Domain Name Tips for Your Website

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Here is my 7 Domain Name tips when you are stuck in deciding the domain name for your website.

Selecting a domain name is no less complicated than selecting a name for your company or kid; you need to be relevant, thoughtful and considerate.

Your domain name is your identity on the Internet, which is vast and endless like outer space. It is your domain names that will help people identify you and your business. Nothing is more important than a domain name when starting an online business.

You need to get it right otherwise it is going to do a lot of damage.

I am going to help you find the perfect domain name for your business.

These 7 Domain Name tips will help you understand the paradigm followed by people; have a look and then start with the search for the perfect domain:

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Liquid Web VPS 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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