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Webflow Review: 8 Pros & 2 Cons of Using Webflow Site Builder

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Today building and designing a website has reached new heights, some beyond imagination. What seemed complex a few years back, has been completely eased out by a lot of website builders.

Knowing which website builder suits your requirement requires some background knowledge about the builder along with understanding what it exactly offers.

One such website builder which has been increasingly popular is Webflow.

Webflow is a drag and drops website builder to build responsive websites. It was first started in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.

So, is Webflow suitable for you?

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Google Domains vs GoDaddy: We’ll Give You The Facts, Give Us 5 Minutes

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If you have been exploring options to find the most suitable domain registrars, then Google domains and GoDaddy are names you wouldn’t have missed.

Both, Google Domains and GoDaddy are equally spread across the market. Notably, there are few similarities with few differences between Google domains and GoDaddy.

Google domains as the name suggest is offered by Google, a domain registration service. This was initially started in 2014.

Apart from domain registration, Google domains also offer a host of other services.

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000WebHost Review: My Pros & Cons using 000Webhost

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This 000WebHost Review was revised and updated on February 4, 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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1&1 IONOS Review: Features are Awesome, but what about Uptime?

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for 1&1 IONOS since August 2018.

We are monitoring 1&1 IONOS’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through our website hostingpill-11.website.

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

This 1&1 IONOS Hosting Review was revised and updated on February 4, 2019.

What is 1&1 IONOS Hosting?

I like to think of 1&1 IONOS as the hidden giant of the hosting world.

This seems to be the case for America, at least—most people who aren’t familiar with hosting, and have taken only a few cursory looks, know more about GoDaddy and Bluehost.

Despite that, 1&1 IONOS is one of the largest hosting providers in the world: they service more than 8 million customers and 12 million domains.

Perhaps it’s because 1&1 IONOS is mainly centered in Europe, but nonetheless it has a massive reach.

Although 1&1 IONOS has been around since 1988—which is incredibly old in internet company terms—it hasn’t stopped growing.

In fact, they just recently changed their brand name to 1&1 IONOS, reflecting a new integration with the cloud.

So, how does this hidden titan perform?

Is it truly outcompeted by the other famous names in hosting, or does it quietly dominate?

In this review, I will speak from my experience and knowledge of the hosting landscape.

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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 February 4, 2019.

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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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 February, 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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SiteGround Review: Pros & Cons after 16 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 February 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.

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 16-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 February 4, 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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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 (January 2019) Uptime Score — 99.94%

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 2019.

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 February 4, 2019.

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

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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.”

This NameCheap Review was revised and updated on January 31, 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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Web.com review: Everything you should know before buying it!

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Web.com is a hidden giant in hosting. As far as popular, “household” names go, I don’t know if Web makes the list.

But Web.com has over 3 million subscribers, which automatically puts it in the major leagues, and its revenue in 2017 was over a billion dollars. “Wow” is right.

Aside from simply being huge, it was founded in 1999—so it’s also old, having been around nearly two decades.

Okay—what on earth is Web.com doing to be so quietly popular?

A lot, of course…but also, surprisingly little. I’ve been using Web.com for a little while now and I’ve come to realize a thing or two about it that I’d like to tell you about. Keep reading, and we’ll get into the details!

Pros

I’ll kick us off here with some positive aspects of Web.com.

Web.com is simple in its pricing plans—namely because

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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.

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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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