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Bluehost Review 2019: Tested them for 2 years. Here’s what we know.

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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

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

This Bluehost Review was revised and updated on June 10, 2019.

Bluehost is REALLY popular, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right host for you. Don’t worry—we’re going to figure that out right now.

Here’s why I can help:

I’ve used it on and off over a long period of time and I’ve been formally testing it since April 2017.

And after getting really friendly with Bluehost, it’s time I share my research with the world—so that no one buys hosting they shouldn’t, and so that no one misses a great opportunity.

Let me set the stage: Bluehost is one of the most well-known web hosting companies in the world. How well-known?

We’re talking about over 2 MILLION websites that get supported by Bluehost—the big leagues.

Bluehost Websites

But is Bluehost too big? I mean, clearly it must be doing something right, but doesn’t a certain size also mean Bluehost could be fooling the crowd? Or maybe Bluehost won’t care for your business as personally as a smaller hosting company?

Plus, Bluehost itself is owned by a larger conglomerate. How do you know an unaccountable major corporation is going to look after you and your business? Your site’s information?

There are some reasons to be concerned with Bluehost. Believe me, I took them to heart when I began testing.

More than half a year later, I’ve come out with some mixed feelings.


Let me show you.

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FastComet Review: Last 20-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

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

This FastComet Hosting Review was revised and updated on June 10, 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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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

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

This GreenGeeks Hosting Review was revised and updated on June 10, 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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HostWinds Review: Things to know before you go for it (2019)

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This HostWinds Review was revised and updated on June 10, 2019.

Hostwinds is a company that I’m willing to bet a lot of you don’t know much about.

You may have heard of it…but even so, Hostwinds isn’t super famous to a lot of people. Even among people who are familiar with hosting.

And that’s not surprising—Hostwinds was founded in 2010, which makes it a younger hosting company compared to some bigger names that are close to the twenty-year mark.

But the deeper you get into the hosting world, the more you’ll find Hostwinds has a strong reputation.

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

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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

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

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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

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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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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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

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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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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Reading Time: 9 min read is a hidden giant in hosting. As far as popular, “household” names go, I don’t know if Web makes the list.

But 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 doing to be so quietly popular?

A lot, of course…but also, surprisingly little. I’ve been using 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!


I’ll kick us off here with some positive aspects of is simple in its pricing plans—namely because

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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 better than 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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