Ari Denial

Ari Denial

Ari is passionate about web hosting and design and has been building websites with WordPress for over ten years. When he’s not testing web hosts, you’re likely to find him trying (in vain) to train his three beagles (who are better at training him than he is them!)

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Paperform

Paperform is one of the most user-friendly form builders I’ve come across. It comes packed with features for growing your business, allows you to accept payments and create subscriptions, and will integrate with third-party software like Google Sheets and Asana. The biggest downside is that there’s no free plan, but there is a risk-free 14-day free trial.

4.8
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JotForm

JotForm is an easy-to-use form builder that packs in tons of features and thousands of templates – great whether you’re a beginner or more advanced user. You can accept a limited number of payments on the free plan, making JotForm ideal if you want to try out accepting payments via forms without having to subscribe. If you’re a business user, you’ll probably need to upgrade,...

4.8
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Cognito Forms

Cognito Forms is one of the best online form builders I’ve tested, and its interface is really easy to use. With over 100 templates and support for data encryption, this intuitive form builder can cater to all your form-building needs – and you can accept payments even on the free plan!

4.7
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HostUpon

HostUpon’s performance is good, and I was impressed with most of its features. However, I’m not a fan of having to pay extra for features that should be included by default, like SSL and backups. If you’re looking for a hosting service that can provide great performance, I’d recommend you check out Hostinger’s cheap plans, which already include everything you need.

4.7
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Bluebird Hosting

I’m always a little dubious when I see a host offering managed WordPress hosting at rock-bottom prices, but when I put Bluebird Hosting to the test, I was pretty impressed. Yes, there were a couple of teething problems at first (although nothing to do with the actual hosting), and the amount of storage you get on the Starter WordPress plan is downright ludicrous, but for...

4.7
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LetsHost

When I started testing LetsHost, my hopes weren’t particularly high. I’m not going to pretend it’s got a lot of standout features, and it doesn’t have the best performance.

4.6
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eUKhost

eUKhost claims to be the “No. 1 independent solutions experts” – but is that claim true (and what does it even mean)? My thorough testing of all eUKhost’s web hosting features uncovered the power of its WordPress toolkit.

4.6
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WooCommerce

WooCommerce is an excellent WordPress plugin for creating an online store, but it’s not the most beginner-friendly. Read our review to find out if it’s right for you.

4.6
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123FormBuilder

Despite a frustrating experience picking a template from the 1900+ pre-designed forms available, I found 123FormBuilder to be a decent platform for any form-building needs. It has all the features you’d expect, plus over a dozen different ways to publish your forms online, but its features come at a premium. For basic form needs, you can probably get away with using...

4.5
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WS Form

WS Form is one of the newer form builders for WordPress, and it’s really beginner-friendly. The free plugin has a great set of features – but for e-commerce forms and a larger selection of form fields, you have to upgrade to a Pro plan. Excellent customization tools make WS Form strong competition for some of the giants in WordPress form builders.

4.5
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NinjaForms

Ninja Forms is a flexible WordPress form builder that you can extend with add-ons for email marketing, CRM, and payment processing. It has a refreshingly clean interface that is easy to use if you’re a beginner but also offers advanced tools for developers, too. It’s free to download and install, and paid plans come with a 14-day money-back guarantee.

4.5
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Hibu

A website builder that builds a website for you? Won’t that be horribly expensive? With Hibu Smart Sites, the answer is “no.” Hibu is an affordable route to a professionally designed website that you can add to and edit yourself later. The build team incorporates a type of code called schema into your site, helping you to climb up search engine rankings. Yes, it’s more...

4.5
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Webnames.ca

Webnames advertises itself as being fast, flexible, and secure, but its main selling point is the range of features included with its affordable WordPress hosting plans. I tested it to see if it really is as great as it seems. Its performance was pretty good, but my experience with its support was not stellar, and you have to watch out for the steep renewal fees.

4.5
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Sibername

Sibername has a lot of value-added features that make it seem like a really great choice, especially considering its low prices. But some of those features sound too good to be true, so I put it to the test, wondering if there was a catch. Unfortunately, I did discover a few downsides.

4.5
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Sync

Sync has cloud storage solutions for individuals and teams, with end-to-end encryption ensuring that no one else can access your files (not even Sync!). There's a free plan with 5GB of storage, but if you need more then its plans are fairly affordable, with generous storage limits. It's not the cheapest cloud storage provider, but its features, including automatic realtime...

4.4
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Blog Posts

6 Best Free and Cheap Wix Alternatives [TESTED in 2021]

Too busy for a full read? This is the BEST cheap, but powerful Wix alternative for SITE123 is a beginner-friendly website builder with over 180 mobile-responsive templates and dozens of useful apps. Take the free plan for a spin to see whether it's the right fit for you. Wix often comes up as the number-one website builder in reviews, but this doesn't mean it's right...

4.6
September 07, 2021
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5 Best FREE Web Hosting Services That Actually Work in 2021

When you’re looking for a free web host, you need to be careful. Some fill your website with ads, which makes your website look free. Others restrict storage, slow speeds, or have poor performance in general. The last thing you want is a website that’s often unavailable due to downtime. Some free hosts even try to minimize their expenses by compromising your security with...

4.2
September 06, 2021
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SiteGround vs HostGator – Which Web Host Is Best for WordPress?

As WordPress grows in popularity, many web hosts are claiming to offer specialized WordPress hosting – but in some cases, all you get is an overpriced shared hosting plan with a couple of extra perks. SiteGround is one of those hosts that actually offers a set of advanced WordPress-specific features designed not only to make your site load faster, but also to give you...

4.6
September 01, 2021
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Arvixe vs HostGator – Which Budget Web Host Wins in 2021

You may think it's easy to compare Arvixe and HostGator – they're both budget-friendly shared hosting providers that can cater to a wide variety of website types – but beneath the surface, they're more different than you can imagine. And in my mind, there's one clear winner. In the battle of Arvixe vs HostGator. I would 100% recommend HostGator over Arvixe. SEE HOSTGATOR’S...

3.9
September 01, 2021
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Hostinger vs 1&1 IONOS – Which is Better Value for Money in 2021?

Good, fast, cheap. In the business world, they say you can only pick two. And in this battle of Hostinger vs 1&1 IONOS, only one of these website hosts lets you pick two. The other lets you have all three. Yes, really! Hostinger tops our list of the best web hosting services, thanks to its low cost, excellent performance, and included security features. So of course...

3.9
September 01, 2021
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Domain.com vs GoDaddy – One Clear Winner in 2021

I’m always cautious when it comes to companies like GoDaddy and Domain.com, that claim to be a one-stop-shop for all your hosting needs. What tends to happen is that they’re spread so thin that everything they offer is average at best rather than having one or two stand-out services. Is that the case with these hosts? I signed up for WordPress hosting with both GoDaddy and...

4.5
August 31, 2021
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Rackspace vs GoDaddy: Cheaper Doesn’t Mean Better 2021

Both Rackspace and GoDaddy provide scalable plans to help you move beyond shared web hosting. But when it comes to performance and value for money, you'd be shocked by the differences. I tested Rackspace vs GoDaddy by comparing plan features, uptime, speed, security, support, and more. In a battle between Rackspace's cloud hosting solution and GoDaddy's VPS (virtual private...

4.7
August 31, 2021
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InMotion vs HostGator – Which Web Host Is Right for You? 2021

You’ve been shopping around for a new web host, and InMotion Hosting and HostGator keep popping up. It’s not surprising – they’re cheap, have great features, and a lot of people recommend them. But which one should you choose? I’m not going to leave you waiting till the end to find out which one I recommend. I’d choose InMotion vs HostGator – but if you want to know what...

4.3
August 23, 2021
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WordPress vs Weebly 2021: Major Differences You Must Know

Weebly or WordPress? That is the question. Great job narrowing down your options to these two popular builders. Now, you just have to find out which is right for you. You can build a nice-looking website with either builder — no coding needed! But of course, you want to learn about their pros and cons so you can choose the one that can take your website from good to...

4.4
August 23, 2021
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SITE123 vs. Wix — We Compared Both & Found THIS (2021)

If you’ve never built a website before, or you don’t have the budget for regular web hosting, you can still have a professional-looking website, thanks to website builders like Wix and SITE123. They offer features such as easy-to-use editors and ready-made templates — and have free plans, too. Wix and SITE123 don’t come with the exact same features, though, and when you...

4.7
August 23, 2021
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Wix vs Weebly 2021: What Are the CRUCIAL Differences?

Even if you’ve never built a website before, you can easily create a professional-looking site with a builder like Wix or Weebly. They’ve got user-friendly drag-and-drop editors, ready-made templates, and best of all, free plans. Wix has become one of the giants of the website building world, and smaller companies like Weebly have struggled to compete. Weebly is starting to...

3.8
August 23, 2021
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HostMonster vs GoDaddy – The Surprising Winner in 2021

HostMonster has a large fan base, but does that really mean that it’s going to deliver the performance you need? And are the claims that GoDaddy makes in its massive advertising campaigns about being the best host for everyone actually true? After digging through the propaganda, I can tell you that GoDaddy is the better choice – especially when it comes to VPS (virtual...

5.0
August 05, 2021
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SiteGround vs DigitalOcean: Close Match, but Only One Winner [2021]

If you’re thinking about giving cloud hosting a try, then DigitalOcean might seem like the obvious choice compared to SiteGround. It specializes in cloud hosting after all, while SiteGround is more of a “general” host that also offers cloud hosting services. But I’ve found that sometimes the specialist option isn’t the best option - especially when it's so difficult to...

4.5
August 05, 2021
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InMotion Hosting vs Bluehost – The Underdog Wins in 2021

Based on reviews across the internet, you’d think Bluehost was the most wonderful web host in the world. But digging a little deeper reveals the truth – Bluehost has a great affiliate program that pays reviewers when new customers sign up. I’m not here to get paid (well, not by Bluehost anyway!), but to share the results of my in-depth research with you. And I can tell you...

4.0
August 04, 2021
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SiteGround vs DreamHost – Who’s More Reliable in 2021?

At first glance, it looks like DreamHost offers better prices than SiteGround, but don’t be fooled. To get DreamHost’s discounted rates, you have to pay in advance for a full three years of hosting. That’s only one of the reasons I prefer SiteGround over DreamHost. After rigorously testing both hosts, I found SiteGround to be the better choice in terms of performance,...

4.7
August 04, 2021
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