Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

Ryan is an expert freelance writer who spends much of his spare time tinkering with his site, ensuring that everything is up to his high standard. He loves to test new hosting services and website builders to help users get the best value for their money. When he isn’t writing, you can usually find him playing video games, unless his cat is lying on the keyboard, which is sadly a very common occurrence.

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Reviews

20i

20i offers high-performance infrastructure with a beginner-friendly platform. At first glance, this host charges much less than other providers that employ a similar set of powerful tech. But is this simply too good to be true?

4.6
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Linode

Linode is cheaper than most other cloud services, and provides enterprise-level performance with its Shared CPU plans. That said, it has problems maintaining uptime, and it lacks responsive technical support options. But if you’re a developer on a budget willing to work with some uptime issues, you could still get some good value out of Linode.

4.3
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Blog Posts

7 Best Completely FREE Cloud Hosting Services [2022]

Many companies claim to offer free cloud hosting, yet few offer anything worth using. What good is a “free” service when what you get is disappointingly unreliable and excruciatingly slow? The best free cloud hosting services actually let you try their platforms, without any trickery or false promises. That's why we tested the biggest free cloud platforms thoroughly,...

4.6
January 26, 2022
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8 Best Managed WordPress Hosting Providers in 2022

Finding a managed WordPress plan is easy – finding one that is worth paying for is harder. After all, many hosts charge premium rates only to provide automatic updates for WordPress, and nothing else. But there are hosts that provide everything you need for your WordPress site to flourish. With the right host, you could enjoy the latest in WordPress and web server...

4.5
January 13, 2022
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OVHcloud Plan Pricing: The COMPLETE Comparison for 2022

OVHcloud offers web hosting services ranging from your basic budget shared hosting all the way to fully-managed virtual data centers. Because of this, OVHcloud might appeal to many different users. But with such a vast range of options, is the quality and value of each service competitive? For the most part, OVHcloud manages to avoid spreading itself too thin. Its VPS and...

5.0
January 04, 2022
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GoDaddy vs HostingRaja: Is Either Web Host Worth it? [2022]

Which provider should you choose to host a website for an Indian audience: a local Indian company like HostingRaja, or an international name like GoDaddy? Sure, HostingRaja may provide you with a data center nearer to your target audience, but that alone doesn’t make for quality hosting. That’s why I decided to take a comprehensive look at both GoDaddy and HostingRaja. I...

5.0
December 25, 2021
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InMotion Hosting Pricing – Is It Worth Your Money? [2022]

There have been whispers around the internet that InMotion Hosting, which offers both budget plans for beginners and high-end cloud solutions for enterprise clients, may have lost its way. Users complain of slow page loading speeds and worsening reliability. Is InMotion Hosting still worth the asking fee? Or could you get a better deal elsewhere? I’ve never really been one...

5.0
December 23, 2021
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5 Best Free VPS Trials (That Actually Work) For 2022

If you’re searching for a forever free VPS, I have some bad news: you aren’t going to find one that isn’t a scam. I’ve done hours of research on the best deals for VPS and I’ve run into many of these “free VPS hosts.” Each and every one turned out to be completely fake. Now, here’s the good news: I found some high-quality VPS hosting services that offer free trials. But...

5.0
November 16, 2021
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8 Best Value SSD-Based VPS Hosting Providers in 2022

SSD-driven VPS hosting providers talk a big game. They often imply that their solid state drives are a guarantee of superior performance and reliability. However, simply replacing HDDs with SSDs is by no means a guarantee of top speeds and zero downtime. Sure, SSDs are a significant improvement in many ways over drives with failure-prone moving parts, but there’s so much...

4.0
November 04, 2021
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Is Namecheap’s Hosting Still Cheap, and Is It Any Good? [2022]

Having previously specialized in domain name registration, Namecheap presents itself as an affordable all-purpose web hosting company. But can it still compete with all the other budget hosting providers out there? Still offering standard shared and WordPress hosting for beginners, it now offers reseller plans, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, and email-only services. You...

4.0
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WP Engine Alternatives: Cheaper Managed WordPress in 2022

If you’re looking for managed WordPress hosting, you won’t be hurting for choice. Nearly every host under the sun offers WordPress plans – but not many live up to the performance and features offered by WP Engine. That said, WP Engine is incredibly pricey, and many of its best features, such as the Smart Plugin Manager, are paid premium add-ons or locked into high-tier...

4.5
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6 Best Hosting Providers for Minecraft Gaming Servers in 2022

Minecraft is a hungry game – it needs top-notch CPUs and plenty of RAM to perform at its best, especially if you want to install lots of mods and plugins to spice up the fun. Without computing power, gameplay will lag. Yet some Minecraft hosts charge for just-OK servers that can barely handle a vanilla install, never mind anything else. And if you want to host more than a...

5.0
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7 Best VPS Hosting Providers for UK Websites in 2022

Many VPS hosting providers boast of high page loading speeds – but when we test these hosts, we often find that good performance is limited to site visitors near the main data center. Which, more often than not, is located in America. It’s an unfortunate fact that many hosts only offer serviceable speeds in the US, but the best providers have data centers around the globe...

4.3
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SiteGround vs WPEngine – One is Better for WordPress [2022]

With WordPress being the most popular CMS (content management system) out there, plenty of hosts claim to provide specialized WordPress hosting, though many provide little more than basic shared hosting with WordPress pre-installed. SiteGround and WP Engine both offer what they refer to as managed WordPress hosting – but is either worth your money? To find out, I’ve...

5.0
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8 Best Linux-Based VPS Hosting Providers for 2022

If you’re paying a premium for a VPS hosting plan, you’d expect to get great loading speeds and reliability. After all, you’re getting your own customizable space on a server with guaranteed resources. But some VPS hosts still manage to deliver disappointing performance due to outdated hardware or poor server optimization. My point is that you can’t just choose the first...

4.3
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Kamatera Server Pricing Review: the Complete Guide for 2022

On the surface, Kamatera seems to offer an affordable avenue into cloud hosting. But that’s the thing with many of these cloud hosts – the entry-level plans look pretty cheap... at first. But many basic features, such as backups and security solutions, will incur extra ongoing fees. If you aren’t careful, you can end up paying a lot of money for a basic server with a bunch...

4.0
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Kamatera vs Microsoft Azure: Custom Clouds Compete in 2022

Microsoft Azure offers an impressively large cloud infrastructure, complete with a long list of data centers around the globe. On the other hand, Kamatera isn’t nearly as well-known, possessing a cloud network that is impressive in itself, but several times smaller than that of tech giant Microsoft. Can Kamatera really put up a fight? Surprisingly, my testing revealed...

4.7
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