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

8 Best Cheap (Reliable) WordPress Hosting Providers in 2023

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...

3.9
January 31, 2023
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5 Best Dedicated Server Hosting Providers – Updated for 2023

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...

5.0
January 22, 2023
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7 Best Web Hosting Services for Multiple Domains [2023]

Choosing a service that doesn’t overcharge for domain transfers, registrations, and server resources is essential when hosting multiple domains.Your host should also provide enough storage and bandwidth for all your websites, and have the resources to guarantee fast loading speeds and good uptime. If you choose the wrong host, you might end up paying extra for features you...

4.3
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StableHost vs SiteGround: Close, but Only One Winner [2023]

StableHost may have cheaper prices than SiteGround, but in terms of features and performance, it simply can’t match what SiteGround has to offer. SiteGround is also one of the best hosting services for WordPress, whereas StableHost doesn’t even have specialized WordPress hosting plans. Add to this the fact that SiteGround has special features to boost your website’s loading...

5.0
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6 Best HostGator Alternatives: You Can Do Better in 2023

Depending on what blog you read, there are either a bunch or a bigger bunch of HostGator alternatives. The problem is that most of these recommended services are actually not that different from HostGator. For example, Bluehost performs even more poorly than HostGator – despite being owned by the same parent company. And don’t even get me started on GoDaddy. Despite their...

4.0
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6 Best (Actually Good!) Web Hosting Services for Joomla in 2023

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...

5.0
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7 Best (Affordable) Web Hosting Services for Churches in 2023

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...

5.0
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7 Best Web Hosts for Nonprofits in 2023 (#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...

4.5
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10 Best Web Hosts that Accept PayPal in 2023 (No Extra Fees)

Quite a few web hosts let you use PayPal to pay for their services, but not all these hosts can actually provide you with reliable hosting. Just because you want to keep your credit card information private doesn’t mean you should have to settle for slow loading speeds, frequent downtime, or limited storage and bandwidth. I made a list of all the major web hosts that...

4.0
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5 Best Linode Alternatives – Affordable & Fast [Tested in 2023]

Linode is one of the most trusted providers in cloud hosting, but it has some important weaknesses. For starters, one of its major strengths – specialization – also happens to be one of its main drawbacks. And despite transparent pricing and a powerful (yet easy to use) dashboard, Linode has no affordable managed service. As a beginner, it’s easy to get lost in Linode’s...

4.7
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7 Best Namecheap Alternatives (Secure & Reliable) in 2023

Namecheap is a good registrar, but that doesn’t automatically make it a good host. In particular, Namecheap doesn’t offer a completely free SSL certificate unless you sign up for certain WordPress plans, which is outrageous. On top of that, the free SSL certificates on the WordPress plans only work on domains registered with Namecheap. But the reality is that many hosts...

5.0
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InterServer vs Bluehost 2023: Popular Doesn’t Mean Better

Dozens of reviewers claim that industry-giant Bluehost offers the best hosting service in the world. But what you might not know is that it pays reviewers handsomely to draw in new clients. I’ve researched and tested both Bluehost and InterServer extensively to give you an unbiased, expert opinion. From pricing to features, performance to security, InterServer is a far...

4.0
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5 Best ASP.NET Hosting Services (Small & Big Projects) in 2023

Linux may be a fan-favorite in the hosting industry, but this doesn’t mean it’s the only choice for developers. Although not as popular, Windows-based web hosting is a viable option – especially if you want to run a website based on the ASP.NET framework. You could try using the Linux-friendly .NET Core or the competing Mono platform, but neither option has all the...

3.8
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6 Best Python Hosting Services in 2023: Shared, Cloud, VPS

Choosing the wrong web host for your Python app can prove to be a waste of time and money. Many web hosting providers label themselves “developer-friendly,” but lock SSH access to premium plans only, or offer no support for the frameworks you want to use. In the worst case, Python may not even work with some hosts due to a lack of CGI or mod_wsgi support. This is usually an...

5.0
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Cloudways vs AWS: What’s the Best Cloud Host in 2023?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the biggest player in the cloud hosting industry, but this doesn’t make it the best for everyone. Amazon’s service requires a vast knowledge of cloud computing, and even those with a technical background will find the learning curve steep. AWS is really only accessible to those already familiar with its proprietary technology. As a managed...

4.7
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