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

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...

4.0
January 14, 2022
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5 Best Cheap (AND Reliable) Windows Hosting Providers in 2022

Finding cheap Windows hosting you can actually rely on can be a struggle - and it can be frustrating to see super-cheap deals on Linux hosting while prices for Windows hosting never go that low! When you need Windows hosting for compatibility reasons, such as for ASP.NET or Microsoft Exchange, MSSQL or SharePoint, Linux hosting isn't an option, and some hosting providers...

4.3
January 14, 2022
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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...

4.7
January 13, 2022
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Google Domains vs GoDaddy: Which Is Better in 2022?

GoDaddy is the king of cheap domains, and offers pretty much every kind of web-hosting related product you can think of. I'm always a bit suspicious about companies that offer everything, because they usually end up stretching themselves too thin – but could GoDaddy be the exception that breaks the rule? Google Domains is run by the king of search engines, but does that make...

4.8
January 07, 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...

4.7
January 07, 2022
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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...

4.5
December 29, 2021
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6 Best Free and Cheap Wix Alternatives [TESTED in 2022]

Need a quick solution? 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...

4.5
December 15, 2021
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6 Best (REALLY FREE) Website Builders for Nonprofits in 2022

Quick Disclaimer: 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...

4.3
December 15, 2021
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5 Best FREE Web Hosting Services That Actually Work in 2022

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...

4.0
December 06, 2021
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Wix vs Weebly 2022: 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...

3.9
November 12, 2021
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Duda vs WordPress.com Comparison – One CLEAR Winner [2022]

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...

4.3
November 12, 2021
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InMotion Hosting vs iPage – Only One Winner! (2022 UPDATE)

Choosing the right web host can be a challenge. Whether you’re building a site for your business or you want to start a personal blog, both InMotion Hosting and iPage have plenty to offer. But which one is the best for you? You’d need to do a lot of research to find the answer. No time? No patience? No problem. Our hosting experts have put InMotion Hosting and iPage to the...

5.0
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FREE Web Hosting Glossary: Words to Know in 2022

You need a website, so you start looking for the best hosting company for your goals. You type “best web hosting” into Google and click on the first link. Immediately, you see a sales pitch full of technical jargon and strange acronyms. Web hosting companies seem to expect us to know what MySQL is and be able to tell the difference between SSL, SSH, and SSD. And what’s all...

4.4
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15+ Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Website (2022 Guide)

WordPress speed issues can be incredibly frustrating. Even an extra second or two can mean lost visitors, or worse - lost business. There’s a lot of speed-boosting advice out there, but it can be hard to know what is really going to work for your site. If you’ve tried a few methods, you know they’re not always effective or reliable. You don’t have time to waste on that...

3.9
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What Is an SSL Checker? 8 Security Tips + FREE Tool 2022

With HTTPS security being a priority for Google, knowing that your SSL certificate is installed and working properly is essential. If it’s not, Chrome will warn your visitors about your website’s lack of security - and potential customers may turn to your competitors instead. There are all kinds of errors that browsers can encounter when dealing with SSL certificates. To...

4.5
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