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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 April 4, 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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000WebHost Review: My Pros & Cons using 000Webhost

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This 000WebHost Review was revised and updated on April 3, 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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DreamHost Review: Is It Reliable & Fast? 99.93% Uptime Recorded till now

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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.”

This DreamHost Hosting Review was revised and updated on April 3, 2019.

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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Godaddy Review 2019: Is Daddy Really caring for his children? Let’s find out…

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Chris Wagner

“We have been a paying customer for GoDaddy since August 2018.

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

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

This Godaddy Hosting Review was revised and updated on April 3, 2019.

 
Once upon a time, I was a younger man. I decided to take a big step: no more free website builders for me, no sir… just the real thing:

A PAID web host. One that would let me build a REAL website.

So I went to GoDaddy. Why?

Because GoDaddy had EVERYTHING. It had a website builder, a domain name, and the hosting ALL for (at the time) about a DOLLAR a month. INREDIBLE!

I was thrilled. I built a site. I was happy…

For a year.

And then,

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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 April 3, 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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InMotion Hosting Review – We Have Spend 20+ Months Testing InMotion.

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Chris Wagner

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

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

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

This InMotion Hosting Review was revised and updated on April 02, 2019.

If you’re like me, you love underdogs.

I’m talking about the characters in books and movies who are somehow disadvantaged compared to the big, powerful “top dog.”

But despite their disadvantages and the dominance of the rival, the underdog works hard and manages to make a name for themselves, sometimes even rivaling or beating the traditional winner.

I LOVE those stories, so I’m gonna tell you one right NOW. Let’s welcome our underdog:

InMotion Hosting was founded in 2001, which puts it on the older side for an internet company.

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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 April 1, 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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Bluehost Review 2019: Tested them for 2 years. Here’s what we know.

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chris wagner

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.”

This Bluehost Review was revised and updated on April 1, 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.

Why?

Let me show you.

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FastComet Review: Last 18-Months Performance Stats & Comparison

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chris wagner

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

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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4 Best SiteGround Alternatives (Number #1 is Just Awesome)

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I am sure, SiteGround is not something new to your ears, you certainly would have heard a lot of it earlier. But do you know, of late many users are seeking SiteGround alternatives.

I have used SiteGround to host several websites, and yes, it’s at times frustrating when you don’t get the expected outcome.

When SiteGround is flooded with so many website hosting then why exactly are users searching for SiteGround alternatives?

With SiteGround you start at a low price and gradually end up paying more than 3 times the initial pricing for subsequent renewal. Isn’t that a little unfair?

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Wix vs Godaddy – Which One Is “Actually” Better? (2019 Review)

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Over the past few years, website building has undergone considerable changes. Most website builders consciously focus on providing versatile services and at the same time make it easy to build creative websites.

Wix and GoDaddy, both are brands which provide website builders of their own. Both being well-known brands are equally spread across the market.

Needless to mention, both Wix and GoDaddy provide some versatile website building options. However, if it boils down to just one option, then which of this is better?

Before that a brief about Wix and GoDaddy.

Wix, popular for its freemium model was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

GoDaddy was first formed in 1997 and has its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, US. Both these platforms provide hosting as well as website building capabilities.

Here I would take you through Wix and GoDaddy to compare every aspect around it.

First, let me start this by comparing the most important parameter which is their uptime.

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2019’s Best WordPress Alternatives – Site Builder, CMS, Blogging

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If you have any interest in content creation or web development, you’ve heard of WordPress. Heck, you might be reading this because you’re tired of WordPress.Whatever the case, WordPress is enormously popular, but it’s not all that’s available. In this list, I’ll detail some of the best alternatives to WordPress from multiple perspectives.

I am primarily suggesting alternatives to WordPress.org, but most of these are also alternatives to WordPress.com. Without further ado, let’s get started!

To a get a clear idea, jump to the categories’ section of your interest.

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2019’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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