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FastComet Review: Last 12-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 October 25, 2018.

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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Epik Review: Is it Good for Domain & Hosting? (Personally Tested)

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A lot of people misleadingly think Epik to be only a web development company.

And yes, you would not find too many forums discussing Epik details.

Epik, does this name sound familiar?

Chances are you must have bumped across this name while reviewing about web hosts or domain registrar or website builder.

So here I go.

I will un-shield few basic details about Epik before I get any further.

Epik is primarily a domain registrar which also provides other website development capabilities.

It was first started in 2009.

Epik also referred to as “Swiss Bank of Domains” is the largest domain name lease management provider across the globe.

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IPVanish VPN Review: Is It Really Fast & Safe? [Tested and Reviewed]

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What is IPVanish VPN?

This review tackles, without a doubt, one of the most famous and acclaimed VPN services in the industry right now.

If you’ve been looking into acquiring or changing a VPN service, it’s nearly impossible you haven’t heard of IPVanish.

IPVanish seems like such an established titan that it’s hard to believe it was founded in 2012—seriously, it’s only a few years old!

Even in internet years, that makes it quite young.

So what’s the deal?

Is IPVanish really a rock-star of the VPN world, having shot up so quickly after its founding, or more of a passing fad, bound to be replaced in a year or so?

In this review, we’ll answer that question and more based on my experience with the VPN.

It’s a solid service, but that’s not something I say easily—so let’s roll up our sleeves and dive in!

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2018’s Best Joomla Hosting Providers

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When you search about Content Management System, you would often come across WordPress or Joomla.

Joomla is yet another choice of open source content management system to publish web content. It is considered as the second most used CMS after WordPress.

Joomla was first launched on 17th August 2005 and is written in PHP.

At the backend, Joomla uses Object Oriented programming and includes features such as RSS feed, caching, internationalization to name a few.

To its credit, Joomla supports over 8000 free and commercial extensions.

Before I get on the details of best Joomla hosting, let me give a brief overview of what is different between Joomla and WordPress.

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DreamHost Review – Based on Our Experience

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for DreamHost since April 2017.

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

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

Ah, DreamHost. Of all the companies we’ve looked at, DreamHost is certainly one of the most recognizable.

Having purportedly serviced 1.5 million websites, DreamHost is up there with the other major players in the hosting game.

Another reason it’s such a major player, and viewed so credibly, is its history: DreamHost has been running since 1997, which might as well be a few decades in internet years.

So you’ve been looking into your next potential hosting platform. Maybe you have no idea where to start, or maybe you’re already thinking of specific companies and specific plans.

We’re here to help you figure out what different companies can offer you, and right now I’m about to tell you how DreamHost performs based on my own experience with them.

Does DreamHost’s reputation far outweigh its performance?

Or are things pretty aligned?

Keep reading to find out!

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HostPapa Review: 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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2018’s Best Java Hosting Providers

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Java is one of the most popular choices for web development and is a suitable alternative to PHP. It is a favorable option for Android apps along with enterprise and interactive content.

If you plan to go ahead with Java hosting, then you would require to choose a platform which supports Java-based hosting.

Java technologies differ from other technologies and hence the hosting requirement also differs. Based on the base technology the server, scripting language, and resource utilization also differ.

Over here I will provide the best java hosting platforms.

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SiteGround Vs Bluehost Comparison

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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: October 2018

If you’re not very familiar with Bluehost, you may have first encountered the name in a story about it being hacked in 2015 by the Syrian Electronic Army.

If you’ve only encountered Siteground by looking into web hosting options, that makes sense—outside of the web hosting world, Siteground’s stayed out of the news (which is probably a good thing).bluehost-vs-siteground

But let’s not start off this comparison review on a sour note!

For all the problems of today, we live in a good time.

Let’s go basic for a second. The internet is full of websites. You can visit countless sites of all kind. Naturally, this is due to the fact that nowadays, almost anyone can create website.

And this means there is no shortage of companies vying for the position of being the service you choose to host your site.

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Bluehost vs HostGator Comparison

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Chris Wagner

“I have been a paying customer for both BlueHost and HostGator.

I am monitoring both shared hosting’s servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-bh.website and hostingpill-hg.website.

This Comparision of BlueHost vs HostGator is based on actual testing done on their servers.”

It is time for us to witness a clash of the titans.

Bluehost and HostGator are two of the largest and most established hosting companies out there right now.

In a way, the two are related: they’re both subsidiaries of Endurance International Group.

These two brothers, or cousins, together have hosted millions of sites, and are two of EIG’s largest providers.

The truth is, however, Bluehost is an even larger titan—more of a behemoth, up there with GoDaddy in the power of its name and the amount of sites its hosted.

HostGator’s range is in the hundreds of thousands, while Bluehost likely has 2 million or more sites powered on its servers.

Does HostGator live up to its larger rival?

Or maybe the question is this: does Bluehost’s size lead it to overlook certain things, things with HostGator excels in?

These are all excellent questions, and I’m sure you have even more.

If you’ve been looking into what hosting company you want to go with, there’s a fair chance you’ve at least come across these two, if you haven’t put them on your list.

So without further ado, let’s get into our comparison of these two hosting companies!

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5 Best Wiki Hosting Providers

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Wikis play an indispensable part of our day to day when it comes to knowledge sharing.

You know exactly how important it is when you search each and everything in Wikipedia.

Creating a knowledge base or community for your niche is a great way to share information.

Wiki hosting services are also sometimes referred to as Wiki farm. Wiki hosting services should enable wiki-style editable web pages.

Few things that impact your choice are features such as – cost, licensing, the presence of advertising, Alexa rank.

Other technical details include – editing, features, syntax support, storage, multi-lingual support, and wiki engine.

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4 Best Shopify Alternatives

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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

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Volusion Review

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 on 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.

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

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FatCow Hosting Review

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What is FatCow Hosting?

FatCow is a name you may not have come across in your journey to find the right web hosting service.

It’s a pretty small company—though it was founded in 1998 and has therefore been around as long as some of the best in the biz, FatCow’s name hasn’t exerted as much pull as its other, larger, competitors.

And yet, FatCow has managed to stay afloat in a very competitive area of online business for two decades—so clearly, it’s not too shabby despite its size.

And this leads us to wonder—what is up with FatCow?

Is it staying alive by luck, or is it a hidden gem in the hosting world?

In this review, I’ll take a look at FatCow and discuss my experience using it.

I’m happy to report that this underdog is a solid hosting company, but there are a few caveats to look out for.

So—let’s get to it!

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2018’s Best Web Hosting for Small Business

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A small business has different sets of challenges as compared to fairly large e-commerce businesses.

The market is filled with web hosting platforms, most of these support e-commerce businesses.

But are all of these suitable for your small business?

Small businesses have their own constraints and needless to say, it requires a plan which is affordable and at the same time provides a fairly good hosting service.

Well, no one really tells you, which hosting platform would be suitable for a small business. As a result of this you end up paying for features, you probably might never require.

Definitely no one wants to be in such a situation. So best is to get to the crux of what are the best web hosting platform suitable for small business.

This is exactly what I will be discussing over here, but before that let me provide you details of what you need to look into while choosing a hosting platform.

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DreamHost Vs BlueHost Comparison – FACTS Based on My Experience

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Today we are going to be comparing two reliable hosting companies – DreamHost and Bluehost.

Both companies are fairly well known in the hosting sphere so it’s time to put them to the test, we will be comparing them on:

  • Feature set – Do they offer everything you expect?
  • Performance – Will the website load in time?
  • Support – Are they friendly, fast and willing to help?
  • Ease of use – Does it just work with no messin’ around?

I’ll declare a winner at each stage of the review and then will summarise the overall winner based on their performance throughout the review. I’ll be using hard statistics when it comes to the performance aspect, and a more holistic ‘how it feels’ approach when it comes to ease of use.

Over the last 10 years I’ve had hands on experience with pretty much all the big web hosts as well as lots of the smaller ones, I know what to look for in a good / bad host and I know what features set them apart.

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