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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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
June 24, 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...

4.3
May 24, 2022
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Concrete5 vs WordPress: Which Is Better for Beginners? [2022]

I know what you’re thinking: it’s WordPress, right? Well, I’m a big fan of WordPress myself, but having recently tested Concrete5, I have to admit that this match is closer than I thought it would be. In fact, WordPress and Concrete5 have a lot in common. But there's one area where WordPress comes out on top. Almost all web hosting providers that have 1-click installers...

5.0
April 06, 2022
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Pressable vs WP Engine: Which Is Better for WordPress? [2022]

Since managed WordPress hosting isn’t usually cheap, you might be tempted by Pressable’s slightly lower prices. And, in some cases, I’d argue that it’s a decent hosting option. But having tested Pressable alongside WP Engine, I can tell you that the lower cost comes with a few significant compromises. To give you just one example, Pressable only has four data center...

4.3
April 05, 2022
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DigitalOcean Pricing: It’s Cheap, but What’s the Catch? [2022]

DigitalOcean’s cloud-based virtual machines (VMs) are cheap and highly customizable, but its wide range of options might make you feel confused as hell. Droplets (as DigitalOcean calls its VMs) come in different configurations, and there are over a dozen add-ons to consider. But which of these do you actually need? Having some prior experience with a few of DigitalOcean’s...

4.0
April 02, 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...

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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...

5.0
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GoDaddy vs 123 Reg: Which Is Best for UK Hosting in 2022?

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,...

4.3
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6 Best (Most Powerful) VPS Hosting Services for Java in 2022

Java applications and websites can eat up a lot of resources, so your best bet is a VPS or a dedicated server. These plans are usually more expensive than shared hosting, but the good news is that you don’t have to break the bank to sign up for one. In fact, many of the providers on my list are super cheap. To find the best web hosting services for Java, I’ve researched and...

4.0
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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...

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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...

5.0
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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...

4.3
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8 Best VPS Hosting Services (Fast AND Reliable) in 2022

Once you’ve outgrown shared hosting, a VPS might seem like a logical next step – but some hosts see the word ‘VPS’ as a reason to attach a large price tag to a mediocre setup. In theory, a VPS should give you better loading speeds, more reliability, and greater control, at a lower price than a dedicated server. In practice, whether or not you get any of these things depends on...

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6 Best Cheap Podcast Hosting Sites: Tried and Tested in 2022

When you’ve got big ideas to share with the world, the last thing you want to think about is hosting. Bandwidth, storage space: who cares? Starting a podcast isn’t easy, and it takes time to record, edit, and produce your masterpiece. You’re ready to publish your podcast right now, and you don’t want to waste any more energy looking for a host. I get it. That’s why I...

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7 Best Web Hosts with CHEAP Domain Privacy Addons in 2022

Whenever you register a domain, the personal information you share in the process becomes publicly available. Anyone can look up your new domain and find out your full name, address, email, and phone number. If that’s not something you’re comfortable with, you need domain privacy protection. But don’t worry: most web hosts that offer domain registration will also offer...

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