Vlad Melnic

Vlad Melnic

Vlad started playing with software soon after his first encounter with the MS Office Dev Hunter game back in 2000. He writes on a variety of topics, ranging from technology to nutrition and health, digital humanities, and more. He spends his free time working out, replicating vegan recipes with his wife, and sharing Slavic memes on Reddit.

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Reviews

Templ.io

Templ.io hasn’t been around for long enough to prove its worth, but it looks promising. Powered by Google Cloud, it offers high-performance managed WordPress hosting plans backed by excellent customer support, with one major drawback: the premium fee. If you’re looking for affordable WordPress hosting, you should take a look at Hostinger’s latest deals.

4.6
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Themecloud.io

Themecloud.io is a promising managed WordPress host that offers good features and support. Powered by the Google Cloud infrastructure, Themecloud’s strengths include turnkey websites and a WordPress-optimized server stack. However, the service can be quite pricey.

4.5
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iThemes

Even though iThemes just recently started to offer hosting, the company has a long and proven track record of working with WordPress. iThemes has a lot of useful tools, but the catch is its steep price and lack of managed services.

4.2
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Blog Posts

Amazon Web Services vs Bluehost: Not Even a Contest [2021]

Bluehost ranks high in reviews thanks to its generous affiliate program, but it doesn’t have what it takes to go up against Amazon Web Services (AWS), let alone win. I love an underdog as much as the next person, but in this case, AWS is simply better. Bluehost might seem more user-friendly, but AWS has a great option for beginners: Amazon Lightsail. Lightsail is easy to...

4.7
May 06, 2021
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Hostinger vs SiteGround: Which Is a Better Web Host? 2021

SiteGround is a very good overall web host, but the truth is that its performance isn’t what it used to be. Its higher-tier plans offer a lot of powerful features, but its entry-level plans could use a complete makeover.  Hostinger is more affordable and offers better performance than SiteGround. Its stack is just better – and it doesn’t even use Google Cloud infrastructure...

4.7
May 03, 2021
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5 Best Dedicated Server Hosting Providers – Updated for 2021

For a premium monthly fee, dedicated server hosting providers will make big promises, but not all of them will deliver on their word. Dedicated hosting can cost well over a hundred dollars a month, so you’ll need to look beyond the marketing jargon to make sure you’re really getting what you need. You want to know you’re going to get enough resources to keep your website...

4.5
April 14, 2021
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AWS vs DigitalOcean: Which Is Better for Business?

DigitalOcean built its reputation as the go-to developer cloud, but did you know that AWS (Amazon Web Services) has dozens of products you can leverage to grow your business? If you’re looking for a cloud host that can support a complex, fast-growing organization, AWS is definitely the way to go. I’m not usually a fan of multinational companies, but I know a good cloud...

4.0
April 11, 2021
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Best (Cheap and Reliable) Email Hosting Providers in 2021

Email hosting may sound straightforward, but the truth is that many services impose unreasonable limits on the number of addresses you can create or the amount of storage space on your account. Some email hosting providers will lure you in with attractive base prices only to charge you for services that are free with most other hosts. For instance, you shouldn’t have to pay...

4.0
April 01, 2021
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GoDaddy vs SmarterASP.NET: Our Surprising Results [2021]

Since there’s far fewer hosts offering Windows hosting, it would make sense to look for a host that specializes in that kind of hosting, right? Enter SmarterASP.NET, a web hosting company that exclusively offers Windows hosting. It’s an obvious choice - and it offers the latest version of Windows Servers. GoDaddy also offers Windows hosting, but I was dubious about whether...

4.7
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Arvixe vs Bluehost: Popular Doesn’t Mean Better 2021

Arvixe and Bluehost are both owned by EIG (Endurance International Group). While many EIG-owned hosting services have become quite similar, there are some important differences you should know about between Arvixe and Bluehost. I have extensively researched and tested both hosts based on five major areas of their service. As far as I’m concerned, Arvixe is the winner of...

4.0
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Cloudways vs Kinsta: Hard to Choose, but I Did 2021

Although Cloudways and Kinsta are both big names in managed WordPress hosting, the two are not built to serve the same needs. Before you choose one or the other, it’s important to understand what each one does best. The main difference between them is that Cloudways is far more versatile than Kinsta. Kinsta is built on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), whereas Cloudways...

4.2
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Cloudways vs Bluehost: Popular Doesn’t Mean Better 2021

Both Bluehost and Cloudways offer managed WordPress hosting, but the similarities end there. Cloudways is a managed cloud service that has partnered with major cloud providers like GCP (Google Cloud Platform), AWS, and DigitalOcean to offer you the advantages of cloud infrastructure without the headache of having to manage it yourself. In its niche, Cloudways is one of the...

5.0
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SiteGround vs GreenGeeks: Our Surprising Results 2021

SiteGround is one of the biggest names in WordPress hosting, but my most recent tests have given me reason to question its reputation. GreenGeeks hasn’t been around for as long, but it might just have what it takes to challenge an industry giant like SiteGround. SiteGround is a favorite among web designers due to its streamlined control panel and agency-oriented features,...

5.0
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A2 Hosting vs GoDaddy: Popular Doesn’t Mean Better 2021

Some A2 Hosting vs GoDaddy comparisons make it seem like the two aren’t that different, but the truth is that A2 is an excellent web host, and GoDaddy will likely frustrate you to tears. GoDaddy may be a good choice for domain registration, which is what it’s famous for. But its web hosting is just not that good in terms of features or performance. A2 Hosting is much...

5.0
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GoDaddy vs BigRock: Who’s Better for Hosting in India? 2021

GoDaddy vs BigRock might seem like an odd match-up since GoDaddy is such a huge company, but the results are surprising. The truth is that GoDaddy’s poor performance and meager value made room for small, local hosts like BigRock. Don’t get me wrong, EIG-owned BigRock isn’t amazing either. However, compared to GoDaddy, anything is bound to look better. I’ve compared...

4.7
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6 Best (Actually Good!) Web Hosting Services for Joomla in 2021

Most web hosting providers claim that their plans are “perfect” for Joomla, but what they really mean is that you have the option to install it on their servers – and that’s about it. To use Joomla to its full potential, you need more. Whether you want to use Joomla to create a small business website or a complex company intranet, you need a web host with features that...

4.0
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7 Best (Affordable) Web Hosting Services for Churches in 2021

Many web hosts claim to be “the best in the industry,” but not all of them will give you the tools you need to host a successful church website. You'll want a reliable host with a good uptime record, who can offer you sufficient storage space. If this is your first time building a website, you might want to use a website builder to get online easily (jump down for a list of...

4.7
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7 Best Web Hosts for Nonprofits in 2021 (#1 is Actually Free)

Just because your organization is a nonprofit doesn’t mean you have to settle for a less-than-ideal web hosting solution. If you find the right service, you can host a nonprofit website on a budget without having to compromise on quality. However, it's not as easy as choosing the cheapest solution available. Some low-cost web hosting providers lack essential security...

4.3
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