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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Reviews

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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Blog Posts

Wix vs. Shopify for E-Commerce – Which Is Right (FOR YOU) in 2021?

So, you’re excited to start selling online, and you know exactly what you want to sell. Now, you just have to pick the best platform. If you’ve narrowed your choices down to Wix and Shopify, you’re already a huge step closer to getting a great store up and running. As a dedicated e-commerce platform, Shopify can seem like the obvious choice, but Wix actually has a lot to...

4.4
April 27, 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
April 27, 2021
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Duda vs Wix Site Builder Comparison – One CLEAR Winner [2021]

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...

4.8
April 27, 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
April 27, 2021
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12 Best (Free & Paid) Online Form Builders – Updated 2021

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
April 22, 2021
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Bluehost vs HostGator – Who Offers The Best Value for Money in 2021?

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...

4.2
April 21, 2021
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Namecheap vs GoDaddy: Which Is Best for Domains & Hosting in 2021?

Both Namecheap and GoDaddy are well known for their domain name offerings and affordable web hosting, but that’s where the similarities stop – behind the scenes, they’re more different than you can imagine. In my mind, there’s no real question as to which web host offers you the best plans and domains. Both give you a lot for your money, but Namecheap is super easy to use...

4.2
April 21, 2021
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HostMonster vs Bluehost – 5 Tests, One Clear Winner [2021 Update]

Oh, Bluehost – the “winner” in so many online comparisons and the so-called “perfect” host for your needs. We all know nothing is perfect, and Bluehost is far from it. You can thank Bluehost’s affiliate program for its glowing reviews. After all, who wouldn’t praise a company that pays them for bringing in more customers? While Bluehost and HostMonster seem similar on the...

4.3
April 20, 2021
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SiteGround vs A2 Hosting – Who Wins the Race in [2021]?

When you’re hunting for a new web host, there are dozens to choose from – but if you’re specifically torn between SiteGround and A2 Hosting, how do you make that final decision? Which host is going to meet your needs? I would recommend SiteGround every time. If you want to find out what makes SiteGround the better choice, follow along with the battle below. SEE...

5.0
April 07, 2021
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WP Engine vs GoDaddy – Which Web Host Is Best for You? [2021]

If you’re planning on building a WordPress website, you can’t go wrong with managed WordPress hosting plans. Now that you’re looking specifically at GoDaddy vs WP Engine for your hosting, how do you make that final decision? Is one better than the other? Which one is going to best meet your needs – and your budget? I won’t keep you waiting till the end to find out what I...

4.5
April 07, 2021
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Bluehost vs HostMonster – Which Is Best for Small Businesses? [2021]

There are dozens of shared hosting providers to choose from, but you’re looking at Bluehost and HostMonster. Deciding between these two can be a tough choice – mainly because they’re both owned by Endurance International Group (EIG), an IT conglomerate that has a taste for small web hosting companies and buys them like coveted collectibles. The question you’re asking is...

4.0
April 07, 2021
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Duda vs WordPress.com Comparison – One CLEAR Winner [2021]

Duda and Wordpress.com both offer advanced website building tools and a wealth of special features, but each one has its own set of pros and cons. Trying to decide which one is right for your website? It all depends on your personal preferences and the type of website you want to build, and it’s important to choose wisely. You don’t want to invest a lot of time and money...

4.7
April 07, 2021
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SiteGround vs FastComet – Which is Best for Your Website [2021]

You’ve decided to go with either SiteGround or FastComet as your new website host, but now comes that final, tricky choice. Maybe SiteGround offers most of the features you need but you kind of want the free domain FastComet provides. Is that free domain name worth making sacrifices on other features? Before you make that final decision, you need to be certain about the...

4.3
April 04, 2021
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Users Prefer WooCommerce to Magento. Find Out Why! [2021]

Magento or WooCommerce? That is the question. Either one of these self-hosted e-commerce giants can give you flexibility and advanced tools to help you build a hugely successful e-commerce empire. Magento has always been popular among large businesses and enterprises, but it was never the easiest platform to use. These days, more and more people prefer WooCommerce. Why...

4.2
April 04, 2021
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SiteGround vs InMotion: One Clear Winner [2021]

In your search for the right web host, you’ve already narrowed your focus down to two. How do you decide whether SiteGround or InMotion is the right host for you? Personally, I recommend SiteGround over InMotion. Why is that, and what makes SiteGround so much better, you ask? Keep reading to find out! To save you from doing the research on SiteGround vs InMotion, I’ve...

4.0
April 04, 2021
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