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

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

5 Best Portfolio Website Builders: Show Your Work Online (2022)

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...

4.6
September 26, 2022
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6 Best FREE Web Hosting Services That Actually Work in 2022

Free web hosting sounds too good to be true – and that’s because it usually is. Running a web hosting service isn’t cheap, and you can be sure that the companies behind them aren’t doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. A provider of free hosting is often looking to use your site to generate revenue via forced advertising, or to sell you endless add-ons until you...

4.1
September 04, 2022
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How to Cancel Your Kinsta Hosting and Get a Refund [2022]

I put Kinsta's refund policy to the test to see if it's really as easy as Kinsta claims. I'm happy to report I received my refund in full, even though I signed up for the cheapest plan. What's more, the cancellation process was one of the easiest (and fastest) I've encountered! Kinsta is a top-shelf premium managed WordPress host that's made it onto our list of the top 10 web...

4.7
August 29, 2022
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11 Best (Free & Paid) Online Form Builders – Updated 2022

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...

4.5
August 19, 2022
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Wix vs. Shopify for E-Commerce – Which Is Best for You in 2022?

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...

3.9
August 17, 2022
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Bluehost vs HostGator: Which Offers the Best Value in 2022?

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...

4.0
August 17, 2022
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6 Best Free and Cheap Wix Alternatives [TESTED in 2022]

While all the builders on my list will get the job done, my personal favorite is Squarespace. It has the best-looking templates around, and all the tools you could possibly need to build your website, integrated straight into its editor (so you don’t have to look for them elsewhere).   You can take advantage of Squarespace’s 30% discount on annual plans to save...

4.4
August 11, 2022
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5 Best Cheap Windows Hosting Providers: Reliable in 2022

Finding cheap Windows Server hosting you can actually rely on can be a struggle. Because of Microsoft’s licensing fees, Windows hosting is always going to be more expensive than hosting with free, open-source Linux – even if you’re getting a similar set of resources and features. However, you can still get a good deal on Windows hosting if you know where to look. Low prices...

4.0
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000webhost vs Hostinger – Is Free Hosting Really Worth It? [2022]

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...

3.8
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Google Domains vs GoDaddy: Is Either Worth It in October 2022?

GoDaddy is well-known for offering cheap domain names, alongside providing a wide array of web hosting services, but is it spreading itself too thin? Google Domains is run by the king of search engines, but does that make it a good fit for domain registration? What happens if you want more than just a domain name? I compared these two giants on features, pricing,...

4.6
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HostMonster vs GoDaddy – The Surprising Winner in 2022

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
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Domain.com vs GoDaddy – One Clear Winner in 2022

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...

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...

4.7
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5 Best Alternatives to Google Photos: Get More Storage [2022]

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...

4.0
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6 Best Shared Web Hosts in 2022 – Bigger isn’t Better

Whether you want to start your own blog or build a website for your business, shared hosting is the most affordable hosting choice available. You can host your own website for as little as $1 a month, and even enjoy extra perks like a website builder or a one-click app installer. However, shared hosting isn’t always a perfect solution. Your website speed and performance can...

3.8
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