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 2022

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...

4.7
August 01, 2022
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8 Best Hosting Providers for New Zealand Websites in 2022

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...

4.5
August 01, 2022
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14 Absolute Best Hosting Providers for UK Websites in 2022

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...

5.0
August 01, 2022
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5 Best Free Email Hosting Providers (You Can Trust) in 2022

If you want clients and customers to take you seriously, you need an email address @yourdomain. Back in the day, you could get away with a Gmail or Yahoo! address, but now that web hosting is so incredibly cheap, there’s no reason not to have a professional email address. In fact, you can get an address @yourdomain for free, but it can be tricky to find the right provider...

4.5
August 01, 2022
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7 Best (User-Friendly) Hosting Services for Personal Sites [2022]

Most entry-level shared hosting plans have enough resources to support a small, personal website. The problem is that some providers pack these plans with unnecessary tools as a way to increase the price. For instance, why should you pay extra for fancy e-commerce features if you have no intention of selling products on your site, or for a bunch of advanced developer...

4.5
August 01, 2022
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5 Best Cheap (Yet High Quality) Web Hosting Services in 2022

There are dozens of cheap web hosting services out there, but the truth is that many of them will cost you far more than you expect. Some providers draw you in with very cheap prices only to sneak up on you with steep renewal fees later on. Others advertise a decent baseline price but make you pay extra for essential features like website security. Then there’s cheap...

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August 01, 2022
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6 Best Bluehost Alternatives for Web Hosting in 2022

Bluehost often comes up as the number-one best web host in “expert” reviews, but here’s something you might not know: the company pays reviewers very generously if they convince readers to sign up. And while I don’t think it’s wrong to recommend a good service, feedback from actual Bluehost customers paints a different picture. I’ve tried Bluehost myself, and I can tell you...

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August 01, 2022
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7 Best InterServer Alternatives: Solid Hosting Options in 2022

There are dozens of InterServer alternatives out there, but only a handful of them are actually better than InterServer itself. After all, it’s not easy to top an affordable shared hosting plan with unlimited websites, storage, and bandwidth. Heck, most other low-cost web hosting services don’t even come close. That said, InterServer does have some drawbacks. For one, it...

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10 BEST Hosting Providers for Australian Websites in 2022

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
August 01, 2022
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9 Absolute BEST Hosting Providers for Indian Websites in 2022

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...

4.0
August 01, 2022
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7 Best PHP Hosting Services (With Latest Versions) in 2022

All web hosts support PHP, but many of these providers use outdated versions that can put your website or application at risk. If you want to build your site with a PHP-based CMS (content management system) like WordPress, you need a host that will keep up with the latest PHP releases, and give you the option to switch to the newest version when available. Your host should...

4.0
August 01, 2022
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7 Best OVHcloud Alternatives You Can Trust in 2022

OVHcloud is undoubtedly cheap, but in this particular case, you get what you pay for. Having tried it over the course of several months, I have to admit that I’m not a fan. It’s fast – I’ll give it that – but it compromises a lot in terms of customer support and ease of use. Most of the time, it’s just you, the knowledge base, and Google. Customer support is only available...

4.7
August 01, 2022
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6 Best DreamHost Alternatives for Your Website in 2022

DreamHost claims to give you everything you need to host a WordPress website, but I tested it over several months and found some major issues. For one, DreamHost promises 100% uptime, but its actual uptime records (and customer reviews) tell a different story. Personally, I was disappointed with DreamHost’s performance, not only in terms of uptime, but also when it came to...

5.0
August 01, 2022
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InterServer vs SiteGround – Why Users Like InterServer More 2022

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...

5.0
July 29, 2022
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10+ Best Hosting Providers for Irish Websites in 2022

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...

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