Ben Sarid

Ben Sarid

Ben is an avid web developer who really loves to tinker with code, whether in the back-end or in the front-end. He’s searching for the world’s best website host, but also tries to find time for his other interests – comics, traveling, and home cooking.

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Reviews

Hostinger

When I first heard about Hostinger's cheap hosting plans, I thought the prices sounded too good to be true. When a service is that cheap, you usually can't expect much. I decided to build an actual website and test Hostinger's performance over a period of three months. I was quite surprised at what I found out.

InterServer

InterServer delivers fantastic performance while also providing unlimited resources and a variety of excellent features to boost and protect your website. There’s still room for improvement in support, but given the bargain prices, I’d say InterServer is an easy choice.

Scala Hosting

Little-known Scala Hosting manages to provide excellent features, strong performance, and attractive prices, all in one neat package. The shared plans are a great choice for smaller websites, and the company’s proprietary hosting panel also enables you to harness the full power of a VPS solution. Don’t let this gem of a web host go unnoticed.

A2 Hosting

Boasting some of the best loading speeds I’ve had the pleasure of seeing, A2 Hosting is a performance beast - even on the cheap plans. There are multiple options to boost your website even further, guaranteeing that your visitors will always enjoy a nice and easy browsing experience. Support isn’t anything to write home about, but hey, you can’t have it all.

SiteGround

SiteGround's advanced plans offer a lot of powerful features, and the proprietary control panel is one of the best I've seen. While the user experience is excellent, my tests show that the performance is not as good as it used to be. Still, SiteGround's managed WordPress hosting plans could be a good choice for a basic website.

FastComet

FastComet’s hosting plans include all the important features and are backed by some of the best support agents in the industry. Still, the greatest thing about FastComet is the number of data centers it maintains, many of them in hard-to-reach locations such as India, East Asia, and Oceania. This global deployment means that no matter your visitors are, your website will be...

NameCheap

Namecheap’s hosting services are easy to use, reliable, and extremely fast. The managed WordPress plans do come with some strict limitations, so check carefully and make sure that they can fully answer your needs.

Mailchimp

Sadly, the famous Mailchimp did not live up to my expectations. My list of grievances includes disappointing features, email templates that look like they belong in the 90s, weak automations, a live chat that’s always “currently unavailable,” and unattractive prices. If you’re looking for a professional email marketing solution, I recommend you check out Benchmark’s affordable...

Bluehost

While Bluehost provides a good service in terms of basic features and ease of use, my interactions with support were extremely disappointing. Given that the prices aren’t anything special, my recommendation is to consider other hosts. You can get better quality hosting for a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.

Blog Posts

5 Best Web Hosting & Domain Services that Accept Bitcoin [2021]

Too busy for a full read? Here is the BEST web hosting service that accepts Bitcoin in Hostinger - Cheapest hosting plan on the market with the ability to pay in multiple cryptocurrencies. Click here for the best Hostinger deals. Are hosting companies that accept bitcoin any good, or do the benefits of cryptocurrencies come at the cost of quality? The answer is: it...

4.1
May 06, 2021
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How to REALLY Boost Your Email Deliverability Rate in 2021

Thinking about signing up to an email marketing service just because someone promised you a “94% deliverability rate”? Don’t. These deliverability figures are unreliable at best, and made-up at worst. I’m here to sort out this issue for good, and to explain the exact steps you should follow to maximize deliverability. First of all, you should understand that while email...

5.0
April 20, 2021
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cPanel vs Plesk – Which Hosting Control Panel Is Best for YOU? 2021

When it comes to choosing your website hosting control panel, two options shine above all others: cPanel and Plesk. How do you choose between them? What are the differences? I’m here to sort that all out. All control panels, including the many niche alternatives to cPanel, offer the same basic service – a graphic interface that allows you to manage and configure your...

4.3
March 29, 2021
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GoDaddy vs Hostgator Comparison – Surprising [2021] Test Results

If you’re looking to build your new website on an established, tried-and-true platform, GoDaddy and HostGator are two obvious choices. They’re both popular hosts, each with millions of customers, but which one is best for you? I tested both companies and compared their services to find our champion. While both suffered from serious shortcomings, I ended up choosing GoDaddy...

4.0
March 28, 2021
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InMotion vs. FatCow – Which Web Host Is Better in 2021?

Choosing a hosting provider is one of the most important steps in building a website. InMotion Hosting and FatCow are both established U.S. companies with years of experience, but which one is the right provider for you? We’re all budget savvy and looking to save where possible, but bargain prices alone don’t make for great hosting. Your provider needs to be compatible with...

5.0
March 24, 2021
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5 Best FREE Magento Web Hosts for E-Commerce in 2021

E-commerce platform Magento just keeps on growing, providing businesses all over the world with a highly versatile management solution. Feeling curious, I decided to find out if it’s possible to enjoy the full benefits of Magento without having to pay a thing. The results were surprising. Because the platform is powered by the same technologies used by industry leader...

5.0
March 14, 2021
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7 Best (CHEAP) MySQL Database Hosting Services in 2021

Since MySQL is open source, you might think cheap MySQL hosting is easy to find. But that's not the case - not if you care about the quality of your hosting. Some MySQL hosts are affordable but neglect performance, and you don't want to have to deal with slow loading speeds or constant downtime. Other hosts make you pay for a bunch of extra features you don't necessarily...

5.0
March 14, 2021
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6 Best Cheap and Reliable VPS Hosting Services in 2021

There are two ways for a hosting company to offer low-cost VPS solutions: either by investing in superior servers and providing a reliable service that will keep customers coming back for years, or… by buying outdated hardware with limited resources, running an ad campaign filled with big buzz words, and reaping some short term profits before it all comes crashing...

4.5
March 03, 2021
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5 Best Django Web Hosts for Websites and Apps in 2021

Django is one of the most versatile frameworks around, but to make the most of it, you’ll need an equally powerful hosting solution. I went digging for the best Django website hosting services. While I found some providers that claimed to offer Django hosting, their hardware just couldn't keep up with today's websites and apps. Luckily, some brave hosts have invested in...

4.7
February 26, 2021
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7 Best Node.js Web Hosts – Free and Cheap 2021 UPDATE

Using Node.js to develop your web project has never been easier, but finding the right home for it? Not so much. While the many aspiring Node.js hosting services promise you the world, very few of them will actually be able to support your specific needs. Let me help with sorting it all out. We need to make sure you don’t misjudge the host’s performance, or forget to take...

4.2
February 26, 2021
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6 Best GoDaddy Alternatives for Hosting & Domains 2021

While it’s certainly the most well-known hosting and domain name provider, GoDaddy is no longer the best option. The modern hosting market is filled with innovative companies that keep pushing the limits, and there’s really no reason for you to lag behind. Sadly, there are quite a few areas where GoDaddy has let itself go. It claims to offer “award-winning” 24/7 support,...

4.1
February 24, 2021
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5 Best Cheap (& RELIABLE) Java Hosting Services in 2021

Free Java hosting providers won’t get you very far – you’re much better off going with cheap, quality hosting instead. Still, while cheap plans are almost always superior to free ones, not every cheap server has been optimized to run Java-based apps. It’s too easy to make a mistake. But you’re not going to. I simply won’t let you. I went searching for the most powerful Java...

5.0
February 24, 2021
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5 Best Shoutcast Hosting Services [2021] – Secure & Reliable

Most hosting services are not optimized for Shoutcast. You need a very specific mix of ingredients that makes for high-quality audio streaming, no buffers or loading breaks, and an easy management experience. If you’re not careful with your choice of hosting, poor performance is sure to be an issue. Some providers offer free Shoutcast hosting, but there, bad performance...

4.8
February 24, 2021
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5 Best SSD Web Hosts – Fastest & Cheapest 2021 UPDATE

SSD hosting can improve your site’s loading speeds, but it sure can’t do it alone. It’s through a combination of SSD and other factors that your website will truly fly. Sadly, too many companies go the easy route, providing dirt-cheap SSD hosting that lacks almost everything else. Well, we’re not here to talk about those companies. We’re here to talk about the best SSD web...

5.0
February 24, 2021
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7 Best Windows VPS Hosting – Big Brands Aren’t Better 2021

So, you’re ready for a Windows VPS! This powerful hosting solution can provide you with ample resources and robust capabilities, including easy remote access and a familiar Windows GUI. What’s the catch? For starters, some hosts offer the newer server OS, Windows Server 2019, while others supply only older versions. Some companies are so retro they provide the 2003...

4.2
February 23, 2021
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