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

Best (Cheap and Reliable) Email Hosting Providers in 2022

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...

4.5
January 14, 2022
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8 Best Cheap (Reliable) WordPress Hosting Providers in 2022

WordPress hosts often claim you need to buy an expensive hosting plan to get the best performance out of your website – but is that just marketing hype to make you pay more? I’ve researched and tested dozens of cheap WordPress hosting services to find the ones that offer the most value for your money and deliver on performance, too. You don’t need an expensive hosting...

4.0
January 07, 2022
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8 Best E-commerce Hosting Providers: Ultimate Guide for 2022

A lot of hosts make big claims about their specialized ‘e-commerce hosting’ – but often, when you take a closer look, what they’re really doing is rebranding regular shared hosting plans. If you’re lucky, they may throw in a theme, plugin, or some other freebie that’s supposed to make running an online store easier, but that doesn’t make it specialized. The best...

4.5
October 27, 2021
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GoDaddy vs BigRock: Who’s Better for Hosting in India? 2022

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...

5.0
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GoDaddy vs SmarterASP.NET: Our Surprising Results [2022]

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...

5.0
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Bluehost vs Web Hosting Hub 2022: Our Surprising Results

What chance does a small hosting company like Web Hosting Hub have against Bluehost, an industry giant? Well, I actually took the time to research and test both Bluehost and Web Hosting Hub. I looked at pricing, features, performance, support, and security, and I have to say, the results were rather disappointing. Web Hosting Hub came out slightly ahead in most...

4.0
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FatCow vs HostGator: Close Match, but Only One Winner [2022]

FatCow and HostGator may seem almost identical. They offer similar services and they’re both owned by EIG, a mega-corporation that owns over 80 hosting brands. However, there are still a few crucial differences you need to know about. To show you what I mean, I’ve extensively researched and tested both hosts. In this FatCow vs HostGator matchup, HostGator came out on top in...

4.7
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JustHost vs Bluehost – The Surprising Winner in 2022

If you’re looking for an affordable hosting plan, Bluehost probably keeps popping up. Let me tell you from the very beginning: this doesn’t have to do with the quality of Bluehost’s service. The company has a generous affiliate program, where it pays reviewers big bucks. Meanwhile, JustHost is a sister company with slightly better offers, but it shares many of Bluehost’s...

5.0
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DreamHost vs HostGator 2022: What Are the Key Differences?

DreamHost may be a small company, but this doesn’t mean that it can’t give a large corporation, like HostGator, a run for its money. But is either of these hosts really good? I’ve researched and tested the two hosts based on five major aspects. DreamHost vs HostGator is a tight battle in many respects, including ease of use and features. I found HostGator to be a bit more...

4.0
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DreamHost vs NameCheap: Which is Better for WordPress 2022

DreamHost is often reviewed as an excellent alternative to web hosting industry giants, but when you throw it in the ring with a service like Namecheap, it can’t quite stand its ground. Namecheap is not only much cheaper, but also more reliable and significantly faster than DreamHost. I did my research and tested both hosts. Namecheap came out on top overall, but DreamHost...

5.0
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InMotion Hosting vs DreamHost – One is Better for WordPress 2022

DreamHost offers cheap web hosting solutions that can help you get online quickly, but there is a trade-off. To keep prices low, the provider only includes a minimal set of features in most plans. I’ve thoroughly tested and researched InMotion Hosting vs DreamHost to find out which host offers the best features and most value for your money. InMotion Hosting’s shared...

4.7
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A2 Hosting vs Hostwinds 2022: Close Match, Only One Winner

Hostwinds claims to offer fast hosting at remarkably low prices, but the fact is that A2 Hosting gives you more value and better performance for roughly the same price. How do I know? I tried them out. To compare Hostwinds and A2 Hosting, I’ve tested and researched both platforms at great lengths. After combing through their respective terms and conditions, I moved on to...

4.0
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Cloudways vs RunCloud: One Clear Winner in 2022

At a glance, Cloudways and RunCloud offer similar services. They both have a proprietary dashboard that makes cloud hosting easier to manage, and both let you work with popular cloud infrastructures like GCP (Google Cloud Platform), AWS, and DigitalOcean. But there is one major difference. RunCloud is essentially a control panel that you can use to connect to and easily...

4.0
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Cloudways vs WP Engine 2022: Close Match, Only One Winner

Cloudways and WP Engine are often compared as two of the giants of managed cloud hosting, but the services each offers are actually very different. Although both offer great value, you have to understand what sets them apart in order to choose the best solution for your project. Otherwise, you might be stuck with a restrictive plan or end up paying more for features you don’t...

4.0
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DigitalOcean vs OVHcloud 2022: One Is Better for Developers

OVHcloud looks a lot like a traditional host, with shared hosting plans, VPS hosting, and dedicated servers, with most of that running on a cloud infrastructure. DigitalOcean, on the other hand, is a cloud hosting service that aims itself squarely at developers, allowing them to use highly customized virtual machines and tools to launch apps quickly and easily. Droplets can...

5.0
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