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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Reviews

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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SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey features dozens of pre-designed templates for all kinds of surveys. Although it offers a free plan, to get the most out of SurveyMonkey, you’ll need to sign up for a paid plan. If you need to conduct a lot of in-depth market research, SurveyMonkey could be perfect for you.

4.4
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Blog Posts

InMotion Hosting vs Bluehost – The Underdog Wins in 2024

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...

4.3
March 07, 2024
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11 Best (Free & Paid) Online Form Builders – Updated 2024

With so many different online form builders available these days, it can be hard to know which one to choose. Can a free form builder give you everything you need? Or are you better off investing in a paid plan? Either way, since online forms are such an important part of your website – and your website is such an important part of your business – you want to be sure to...

4.6
February 16, 2024
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5 Best Portfolio Website Builders: Show Your Work Online (2024)

Several free website builders will let you design a decent site - but the one thing none of these builders will give you is a custom domain. If you want your site to look professional (and keep in tone with your brand), you need a paid plan.   As far as I’m concerned, Squarespace is my absolute favorite. It has the best-looking templates around, and even its...

3.9
January 13, 2024
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Duda vs Wix Site Builder Comparison – One CLEAR Winner [2024]

So, you’ve narrowed your selection of website builder down to Duda vs Wix. You know you want a builder that gives you a good range of customization options, or even allows you to expand your website's functionality with apps. Wix and Duda are both great — but they both have pros and cons. Wix has a huge template library, but is the quality good enough? Duda has no apps, but...

4.6
October 19, 2023
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SITE123 vs. Wix — We Compared Both & Found THIS (2024)

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...

4.0
October 19, 2023
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000webhost vs Hostinger – Is Free Hosting Worth Trying? [2024]

Free hosting with 000webhost might appear to be a good solution, but it depends on how serious you are about your website. You know there’s always a catch with freebies, and in this case, it’s 000webhost’s limitations. When it’s time to upgrade your account, you’ll be led straight to Hostinger, which owns 000webhost. You could stick with zero customer support and paid...

4.0
October 19, 2023
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5 Best Alternatives to Google Photos: Get More Storage [2024]

The Google Photos change of policy means you might now be struggling for storage space. It’s frustrating to have to find an alternative to a service you’ve been happily using – but the good news is that there are options that offer an even better service than Google Photos, from more storage space to extra features that will save you time and make working with your photos...

4.5
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Rackspace vs GoDaddy: Cheaper Doesn’t Mean Better 2024

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
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HostMonster vs GoDaddy – The Surprising Winner in 2024

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...

4.5
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SiteGround vs DigitalOcean: Close Match, but Only One Winner [2024]

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...

4.7
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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...

4.7
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Bluehost vs HostGator: Which Offers the Best Value in 2024?

Bluehost seems to get all the love while HostGator fades into the background in other comparison reviews. But let me get this out of the way right now – it's because Bluehost has a great affiliate program that pays those reviewers when they bring in more customers. So is Bluehost really the better option? No. From the outset, I want you to know that in this particular...

4.3
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SiteGround vs DreamHost – Who’s More Reliable in 2024?

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,...

5.0
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Bluehost vs DreamHost – Who Is the Best Shared Hosting Provider?

Bigger isn’t always better. Sure, Bluehost is one of the top 20 largest website hosts around. Sure, it gets good reviews all over the place. But do you want to know why? Because it offers reviewers incentives (i.e., money) to bring in more customers. Don’t follow that herd! You might have been torn between Bluehost vs DreamHost, but let me give you my expert, unbiased...

3.8
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Arvixe vs GoDaddy: Who Offers the Best Quality in 2024?

There are times in life when it’s a great idea to help the little guy – you know, help get them on their feet and get established. But when it comes to your website hosting and choosing between internet giant GoDaddy and the much smaller Arvixe, now is not one of those times. On paper, Arvixe might seem like a good option with its "unlimited everything" plans, but after...

4.5
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