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FastComet Review: Last 18-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 April 1, 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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CloudWays Review (2019): Everything You Should Know Before Buying it

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Overview of CloudWays

If you are keen to explore managed cloud hosting, then CloudWays is an option you just can’t ignore.

As the name suggests, CloudWays supports a range of cloud-based hosting. It is based out of Malta and was first started in 2011.

From thereon, CloudWays has revamped a lot of its services and has made considerable progress to lead the baton of cloud-based hosting providers.

I found CloudWays provides a list of versatile services.

To name a few, CloudWays supports WordPress hosting, Magento hosting, PHP hosting, Laravel hosting, Drupal hosting, Joomla hosting, WooCommerce hosting and PrestaShop hosting.

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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 March 28, 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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HostPapa Review (2019): You’ve Heard of it. But Should you Use it?

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What is HostPapa?

HostPapa is one of the more spirited hosting companies out there.

Maybe it’s the name, maybe it’s the small-to-medium sized community of users, but HostPapa strikes me as a friendly platform.

It’s a smaller hosting service, but it’s still managed to make a name for itself.

Whereas the bigger hosting companies have provided for millions of sites, HostPapa’s number is closer to 200,000 (it was 160,000 two years ago, so grain of salt).

HostPapa claims

It’s been in business since 2006 and seems to have done nothing but grow since then.

It sells itself as a familial platform, where everyone is connected in a warm-hearted HostPapa community.

I kind of see the appeal—actually, HostPapa makes me think of a local, popular pizza place, but for the hosting world.

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Lunarpages Review 2019: Solid Hosting, But is it RIGHT for You?

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for Lunarpages since April 2019.

We are monitoring Lunarpages’ shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through our website hostingpill-lp.com.

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

Hosting has a lot of big names. Well, it has a lot of names that are really popular, and then a large selection of names well-known to those who are already ingrained in the hosting world.

Lunarpages is one such company. It’s unlikely to be a name the uninitiated has come across. And yet, Lunarpages has a surprising roster of current and former customers.

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Host-Tracker Review: Based on our Experience (2019)

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Overall Rating:

Host-Tracker not only provides website monitoring services but is equipped with several other services and can provide a detailed report for these parameters. This is specifically designed to keep your website reliable and secure at all times.

Pros of Host-Tracker:

  • Provides versatile feature for monitoring and security driven monitoring
  • A good number of server locations to monitor services
  • Detailed reporting features
  • Supports API, Domain/IP blacklisting
  • Good support for alerts with provisioning for alerts via different mediums
  • Configurable monitoring duration, error messages, report format

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

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This article has been updated in March 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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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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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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2019’s Best WordPress Hosting Providers (Number #1 is Awesome)

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WordPress is easily one of the best content management systems out there—by many metrics, it is the content management system. Just about everyone has heard of WordPress—though many consumers might know WordPress.com better than WordPress.org.

WordPress.org is an incredible tool and it’s free to use, but it doesn’t come with hosting. If you can take care of your own hosting (and presumably your own domain) you can use WordPress to edit the site itself.

WordPress is so popular that many hosting companies offer plans specifically geared towards WordPress. Now, a couple things need to be explained here.

First of all, some of this is a bit exaggerated. You could use normal shared web hosting plans to connect to WordPress most of the time—so companies that offer shared/web WordPress hosting are basically offering dressed up web hosting. It’s something to be wary of.

At the same time, some of these options also have extra features or decent prices, are still worth looking into. Plus, some companies offer managed WordPress solutions that are on the pricier side, but also provide more premium, WordPress-oriented services.

Now there’s a lot to sort out here. Most individuals can install WordPress on a normal web hosting account and it will work fine—so some of the items on this list are here because they offer web hosting prices for WordPress-oriented hosting.

Other items here offer managed WordPress solutions that are better for businesses. And of course, some companies here do both.

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Liquid Web Review: The Right Managed Hosting for Your Needs? Find out here

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This Liquid Web Hosting Review was revised and updated on December 27, 2018.

Most prominent hosting companies are flexible in what they offer: they can provide hosting for individuals or even large businesses. While they may be good, this, of course, means that some degree of specialization might be lost.

Enter Liquid Web: founded in 1997, Liquid Web has become a leading brand in managed hosting products. Managed hosting is basically high-end hosting: akin to dedicated hosting, the company leases servers (or server space in the case of VPS hosting) to clients, but the company also handles a lot more on their end than in normal hosting options.

Managed hosting typically costs more because the company is providing a lot more for its customers. It’s especially sought after by small or midsized businesses (also known as SMBs).

As such, Liquid Web only has 30,000 customers (though in 130 countries) and helps manage half a million sites—nothing compared to the millions the big names in hosting count. But again—Liquid Web-only offers managed hosting.

In other words, unless you’ve got a lot to throw down, Liquid Web isn’t the best option for most hobbyists or individuals. If you run a small or medium-sized business, or if you’re a designer or developer with heavy needs or a digital agency—well, Liquid Web is probably perfect.

So how does Liquid Web do in this niche?

After testing out Liquid Web for a few months, I can say that Liquid Web truly has managed to make itself a great option for its target. However, I don’t think it’s for all SMBs—so let’s jump into the details.

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Top 7: SquareSpace Alternatives (Option #2 is awesome)

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This SquareSpace Alternatives article was revised and updated on December 27, 2018.

If you are searching for SquareSpace alternatives, then in all probability you are tired using SquareSpace or are certainly looking for a better option.

And why would you not search for an alterntive!!

SquareSpace does have its own set of limitations. As an user you would have experienced some of these.

Common complains of SquareSpace users are-
  • SquareSpace has a less intutive website editor
  • High e-commerce package pricing
  • Lack of quick customization
  • Limited analytic support
  • Lacks advance marketing tools
  • Low on third-part apps and extension

To name a few, these are some of the existing problems in SquareSpace. In many cases, this would seem like a roller coaster ride for most users.

Needless to mention, over a period of time these shortcomings trigger Squarespace users to look for other alternatives.

However, finding a suitable alternative is never an easy task. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could make this daunting task easier.

Nevertheless, through this post, I will provide you the top 7 alternatives for SquareSpace.

Alternatives to Squarespace:
  • Wix (Good collection of templates)
  • FastComet (My Favorite)
  • Godaddy (Inbuilt SEO optimizer functionalities)
  • Shopify (Best platform for ecommerce store)
  • Pixpa (Full design control)
  • Volusion (Unbeatable hosting security)
  • Jimdo (You can create a website in less than 3 minutes)

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AltusHost Review: Everything you should know before buying it!

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This AltusHost Hosting Review was revised and updated on December 21, 2018.

Getting the right hosting partner is indeed challenging at times. If you have still not found your right hosting platform, then why not check AltusHost.

AltusHost is more popular in the European region owing to its more prominent market presence in Europe as compared to other parts of the world.

AltusHost rolled out their hosting services the first time in 2008.

It has over 10,000 customers worldwide. While it is not very widely spread, yet it caters to a significant chunk of hosting in the market.

Predominantly one of the main reasons, AltusHost is gaining popularity is its versatile hosting services which comes with some out of the box and customized features.

Well, all in all, AltusHost seems attractive with a few pros and few cons.

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