Based in Melbourne, Jack is a long-time web developer and WordPress enthusiast, always interested not only in how things work, but how he can make them work better. You’ll typically find him glued to his computer screen at all hours of the day and night, but he does go outside every once in a while – mainly to play squash or do some surfing (or at least pretend to).
Generous packages and superb support mean that Hostripples isn’t a bad choice for WordPress hosting in India. Signing up for a long-term plan brings the price down to a very competitive point - providing you can dodge those upsells at checkout - and the money-back guarantee means you have nothing to lose. The only potential problem is the server performance, which was...
1st Domains offers an exciting unlimited hosting plan… but it’s not as good as it looks at first glance. Performance was great when I tested it, but it’s not that easy to use, and there are some serious issues with support. Read this review to find out what it’s like to host a real website with 1st Domains. See if you’d be better off with an international host like...
VentraIP is an ambitious Australian host, and it’s one of the best options for targeting Australian audiences. Its shared hosting features are much more up-to-date than its competitors. Those features, and a great management panel, left me impressed. Good performance and attentive support made this host stand out from the crowd, but is it the right host for you? What...
VpsCity targets businesses in New Zealand with a broad range of hosting services. The awesome loading speeds are oh-so tempting, but there is a hidden trade-off. Missing features and limited resources could make this host a risky choice.
MilesWeb has decent service, and the customer support is great. But there are some issues with global loading times, and some tricky bits in the terms of service that made me anxious. The uptime guarantee isn’t a real guarantee, and the refund policy is a little bit tricky.
WebSlice is competitively priced and easy to use. The backup feature is good and free SSL is always nice to have. But I can’t ignore the elephant in the room: the page load times were some of the worst I’ve seen from a NZ-based host.
iiNet promises rock-solid business web hosting, but after months of testing its services, I’d have to disagree. Basic features, average performance, and a poor user experience make me think that ‘underwhelming’ would be a better description.
Host IT Smart
Host IT Smart is a cheap host with great features and fair terms. Many competing hosts don’t let you pay monthly, so it gains a big advantage by being so flexible. Unfortunately, its mediocre server performance lets it down. Still, I love the addition of WhatsApp support and the hosting was easy to set up and use. So far, Host IT Smart is one of the best Indian hosts that...
Relentless Hosting is one of the biggest Aussie names in hosting. It offers affordable hosting with incredibly fast loading times in Australia and an impressive feature list. But cheap hosts aren’t always the best; there are usually compromises to be made. In my own tests, I had some issues with support and found that the plans are not very generous. If you’re looking...
With its Australian data centre, you’d expect Netregistry to offer blazing fast speeds in the southern hemisphere. But our tests tell a different story. Though Netregistry might have been around for decades, we found it was light years behind the competition for performance. But is that bad performance a total deal breaker? What are Netregistry’s redeeming features, if it...
Crazy Domains’ web hosting gave me amazing page loading times. That’s the most important take-away. While it’s costly on a short contract, you might be willing to pay the premium to get those quick loading times. If you’re considering Crazy Domains, just watch out for some of the missing features listed in this review.
HostingRaja is pretty cheap, its page loading times are amazing, and it has tons of plans to choose from. However, the speed and pricing of a web host aren’t everything, and the poor quality of the support drove me crazy.