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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14 Absolute Best Hosting Providers for UK Websites in June 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
June 10, 2021
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7 Best InterServer Alternatives: Solid Hosting Options in 2021

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...

The Truth about Unlimited Hosting + Our Top Picks in 2021

Most budget hosts advertise “unlimited” hosting for dirt-cheap prices, but I’ve tested dozens of providers over the years and have yet to find a shared hosting plan that’s actually unlimited. In reality, no one can offer infinite storage space, bandwidth, databases, or any other resources. These plans always come with limitations. Does that mean unlimited hosting is always...

4.8
May 25, 2021
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6 Best Kinsta Alternatives: MUCH Cheaper WordPress in 2021

I’ll be honest with you: Kinsta currently has the best managed WordPress hosting that money can buy. It’s fast, fully managed, and super easy to work with, but there is one major drawback. As you may already know, Kinsta is also very expensive. Well, I have good news. It wasn’t easy, but I researched and tested dozens of other options and came up with a handful of excellent...

6 Best Bluehost Alternatives for Web Hosting in 2021

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...

4.1
May 20, 2021
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6 Best DreamHost Alternatives for Your Website in 2021

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...

4.3
May 20, 2021
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SiteGround vs Kinsta: One Is Better for WordPress in 2021

SiteGround vs Kinsta is a textbook case of “you get what you pay for.” There’s no denying that Kinsta is expensive, but it’s also the fastest, most reliable managed WordPress hosting service that we’ve tested so far. On the other hand, SiteGround can save you some money, but its performance was a bit disappointing. To compare SiteGround and Kinsta, I tested both services...

5.0
April 23, 2021
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Hostinger vs Hosting Raja: One Is Much Better in 2021

Hosting Raja is the fastest Indian host I’ve tested, and its prices are decent too. However, its performance is not as consistent as Hostinger’s, an international host with equally affordable plans and similar loading speeds for India. To properly compare Hostinger and Hosting Raja, I tested both services for several months and rated them based on pricing, features,...

4.3
April 20, 2021
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8 Best (Most Reliable) VPS Hosting Services in 2021

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...

4.0
April 14, 2021
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How to Set Up Your Business Email in 4 Simple Steps [2021]

If you need a professional email address @yourdomain (and you want to set it up yourself), this tutorial is for you. The best bit is that the entire process will only take between 5 and 10 minutes! But before we get started, there are a couple of things you’ll need. First, you’ll want a domain name. You can buy one from a popular registrar like Namecheap or directly from...

5.0
March 31, 2021
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5 Best Free Email Hosting Providers (You Can Trust) in 2021

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...

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...

5 Best Cheap (Yet High Quality) Web Hosting Services in 2021

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...

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...

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...

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