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

6 Best Python Hosting Services in 2022: 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
April 28, 2022
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Cloudways vs AWS: What’s the Best Cloud Host in 2022?

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
April 26, 2022
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7 Best Web Hosting Services for Multiple Domains 2022

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...

4.0
April 20, 2022
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Hostinger vs SiteGround: Which Is a Better Web Host? 2022

As Hostinger offers some of the cheapest shared hosting plans on the market, it’s natural to be wary. How do they keep prices so low? Is it because they’ve cut corners on quality or features? You may find yourself wondering whether paying a bit extra for SiteGround would result in better service. We tested both hosts thoroughly, and the results were pretty surprising –...

5.0
April 02, 2022
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5 Best Linode Alternatives – Affordable & Fast [Tested in 2022]

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...

4.5
April 01, 2022
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6 Best WordPress Hosts for Your Elementor Website in 2022

Elementor is a powerful WordPress website builder, but no matter how well you optimize your site, its performance ultimately depends on your web host. Choose the wrong service and your website might load slowly or even go offline for long periods of time.  You need a hosting plan that is optimized for WordPress, and comes with all the benefits of a managed service,...

4.0
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6 Best HostGator Alternatives: You Can Do Better in 2022

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...

4.7
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7 Best Namecheap Alternatives (Secure & Reliable) in 2022

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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10 Best Web Hosts that Accept PayPal in 2022 (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 ASP.NET Hosting Services (Small & Big Projects) in 2022

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...

5.0
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GoDaddy vs Flywheel – Popular Doesn’t Mean Better [2022]

GoDaddy may be a household name, thanks in part to its advertising campaigns, but that doesn’t mean it’s the ideal solution for everyone. If you’re looking to build a serious website for your business, Flywheel might be a much better choice. To look at the fine print behind these web hosting services, I’ve researched their features extensively. It’s clear that GoDaddy is a...

5.0
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8 Best Web Hosting Services for Developers [2022 UPDATE]

Many web hosts try to appeal to the masses, proudly announcing how easy they are to use. But as a developer, the simplicity of a basic hosting plan isn't necessarily what you're looking for. Some hosts don't offer the features you need to rapidly deploy websites and integrate with various frameworks. Some lack vital storage space or have rigid plans that make you pay for...

4.5
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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...

4.8
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6 Best (Actually Good!) Web Hosting Services for Joomla in 2022

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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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
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