Diana Melnic

Diana Melnic

Diana built her first PC when she was just five years old, and she’s continued to tinker with hardware since. As a content writer, she’s most comfortable with tech subjects, but she’ll also post the occasional video game review on the blog she writes with her husband. When she’s not working, you’ll find her reading women’s lit, fawning over the latest Ryzen, or uniting the Slavs in Crusader Kings.

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10+ Best Hosting Providers for Canadian Websites in October 2021

As far as web hosting goes, Canadians have it pretty good. Only a handful of the best international hosts have data centers in the country, but local providers have some of the most competitive offers I’ve seen. I’ve tried dozens of hosts with servers in Canada over the past few months, and I was generally impressed with their performance and features. Even so, you have to...

4.3
September 22, 2021
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Bluehost vs DigitalOcean: Popular Doesn’t Mean Better [2021]

Bluehost might be more popular than DigitalOcean, but in terms of advanced hosting solutions, it is very limited. Bluehost’s VPS plans are significantly more expensive than DigitalOcean’s Droplets, yet fewer features are included per plan and performance is mediocre at best. By contrast, DigitalOcean offers cheap cloud hosting with lots of add-on services. The only drawback...

5.0
September 05, 2021
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GoDaddy vs Fasthosts: Which Is Better in the UK? [2021]

I’ll be completely honest with you: GoDaddy vs Fasthosts is a matchup with no real winner. Both hosts are fairly popular, but I’ve tested each for several months and the results ranged from disappointing to absolutely awful. Fasthosts did better than GoDaddy overall, but just barely. You can save yourself some time by opting for hosting from Hostinger, a provider with far...

4.3
September 05, 2021
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Hostinger vs A2 Hosting: Close Match, but Only One Winner 2021

A2 Hosting built its fame on low-cost, high-performance web hosting, but my colleagues and I have tested both A2 and Hostinger, and the results were surprising. Not only is Hostinger much cheaper than A2, but its performance is similar, and sometimes better, worldwide. Don’t get me wrong: A2 Hosting can deliver outstanding results, especially if you opt for one of its Turbo...

4.0
August 30, 2021
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GoDaddy vs 123 Reg: Which Is Best for UK Hosting in 2021?

Since GoDaddy and 123 Reg are well-known for their domain-name registration services, you’d think either one would be a good choice to host your UK website. Sadly, you would be wrong. I’ve thoroughly tested them both, and they both have some serious issues. I’ve compared the two based on the aspects that matter the most when you’re looking for a web host: pricing, features,...

4.7
August 30, 2021
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A2 Hosting vs SiteGround: Hard to Choose, but I Did 2021

If you’d asked me to decide between A2 Hosting and SiteGround a few years back, I have no doubt that SiteGround would’ve been my first choice. But you don’t care about which web host used to be good, and neither do your site visitors. You want to know whether SiteGround or A2 Hosting is better right now, and my most recent tests showed some surprising results. As it turns...

4.0
August 24, 2021
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InterServer vs SiteGround – Why Users Like InterServer More 2021

SiteGround might be more popular than InterServer, but I like to base my conclusions on results, rather than reputation. To properly compare InterServer and SiteGround, I’ve extensively tested both services in terms of value for money, features, performance, security, and customer support. InterServer has come out on top in most instances. SiteGround offers managed...

4.0
August 17, 2021
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Drupal vs WordPress: Which Is the Right CMS for You? [2021]

If we lived in a world where we were all expert web developers, I’d say that Drupal was better than WordPress as a CMS (content management system). But in reality, most users don’t have the experience they’d need to actually take advantage of Drupal’s capabilities. For most of us, WordPress is a better choice. Drupal is a powerful CMS for complex projects. Many government...

4.3
August 08, 2021
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7 Best Flywheel Alternatives for Your WordPress Site in 2021

Flywheel is a decent WordPress hosting service for developers and agencies, but its steep pricing can be prohibitive for most website owners. I’d argue that even if you have a generous budget, Flywheel isn’t really worth it. It looks good on the surface, but it has a couple of important issues. For one, Flywheel doesn’t have a proper uptime guarantee. It promises 99.9%...

4.3
August 08, 2021
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Hostinger vs GoDaddy: Why Users Like Hostinger More 2021

I wouldn’t blame you if you came here thinking that GoDaddy would be the winner of this comparison. GoDaddy is really popular, and it’s certainly better-known than Hostinger. But I’ve actually tested both services for several months, and I’ll tell you right now that GoDaddy isn’t great. To properly compare Hostinger vs GoDaddy, I’ve looked at everything from pricing to...

4.6
August 04, 2021
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10+ Best Hosting Providers for Irish Websites in 2021

If you want an Irish website, it might seem like a good idea to go with an Irish web host. But while local hosts can bring your site closer to your audience, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get better performance. In fact, I’ve tested dozens of popular Irish hosting services, and some of them had very disappointing page loading speeds. Others didn’t provide essential...

4.0
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10 BEST Hosting Providers for Australian Websites in 2021

When it comes to web hosting, Australia has it pretty rough. There are dozens of outstanding international hosts with data centers in the US and the EU, but few of them have servers in the Australasian region. Aussies are mostly stuck with small local providers, and since there isn’t a lot of competition, prices tend to be high while features are often scarce. But it’s not...

4.3
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9 Absolute BEST Hosting Providers for Indian Websites in 2021

Getting a website to load quickly for an audience in India can be tricky. Few international hosts have data centers in the region, and local providers can be surprisingly slow. How do I know? I’ve spent a few months testing both Indian and international hosts as part of Website Planet’s massive web hosting comparison project. This is what I found. Some local providers look...

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8 Best Hosting Providers for New Zealand Websites in October 2021

If most of your website visitors are from New Zealand, you might be tempted to sign up with a local web host. But hear me out – I’ve spent the past few months testing the most popular providers in New Zealand as part of Website Planet’s massive web hosting comparison project, and I was mostly disappointed by what I found. Normally, I expect local companies to offer better...

4.7
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14 Absolute Best Hosting Providers for UK Websites in October 2021

In theory, your website should load faster if it’s hosted nearer to your audience. So, if most of your website visitors live in the United Kingdom, a local UK host might seem like a good idea. But I’ve tested dozens of UK-based web hosting services, and not all of them delivered good performance in the region. I was also surprised to see that many local hosts don’t offer...

4.3
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