The End of Paid SSL is Finally Here. Hooray!

When Google announced in 2018, that they were factoring HTTPS into their search rankings, I predicted that no one would need to purchase SSL certificates anymore. The announcement forced large hosting companies like Hostgator and Bluehost to announce free SSL on their shared hosting plans via Let's … [Read more...]

New SiteGround Interface: First Impressions and Review

At the end of July 2019, SiteGround announced that it was migrating to a new interface and leaving cPanel behind. Apparently, they've been working on this for some time. My guess as to why they chose to release it at this particular time, was because of the latest cPanel price increases announced … [Read more...]

3 Warning Signs of a Poor Web Hosting Plan

Web hosting plans are full of gimmicks. In an attempt to entice you with lower prices, companies will compromise on all kinds of features, that should be a staple on any package. Here are 3 signs that you're looking at a poor web hosting plan - and if you spot them, make sure you run away! 1. … [Read more...]

Bluehost WP Pro vs “Regular” WordPress Hosting

I'd earlier written about how the Bluehost WordPress plan is just regular shared hosting with a few WordPress specific features like automatic installation and updates. No big deal. By contrast, there's another WordPress package called "WP Pro", which is a lot more powerful and provides a more … [Read more...]

Is Anything Cheaper than Hostgator Web Hosting?

I've often said that Hostgator has the cheapest web hosting, all things considered. If you see the complete Hostgator coupon code list, you can see that the highest discount starts at 78% for 12-months at a price of $/m. But is this the best deal you can get? Is there anything cheaper than … [Read more...]

The Bluehost WordPress Plan is Just Shared Hosting!

Until sometime in early 2018, the Bluehost WordPress plan was special. It stood out from regular shared hosting by being far more capable and could handle a huge number of visitors without stuttering. It also had a price to match. For marketing reasons, they were forced to add "ordinary" WordPress … [Read more...]

How can Hostgator Offer Unlimited Disk Space?

If you look at the major web hosting companies, you'll see that except for Hostgator, they all have limitations on how much storage space they offer on their shared hosting plans. Hostgator is the only one to offer unlimited disk space. But how are they able to do this? Best Hostgator … [Read more...]

Bluehost Price Increase to $4.95/m: A Warning?

Big news coming out of Bluehost - they've increased the pricing on all their shared hosting plans by $1/m. Here's a screenshot of the price increase even for the full 36-month duration: New Pricing of $4.95/m with Bluehost This effects almost all the current Bluehost coupons, including the … [Read more...]

SiteGround is Better for Europe Based Web Hosting

In the web hosting world, there are a few well-known names - Hostgator, Bluehost, SiteGround, and GoDaddy being the most recognizable. Out of these, we GoDaddy from serious discussion, because of their web hosting is seriously lacking without an SSL certificate, for example. That leaves the other … [Read more...]

An Africa CDN Can Actually Hurt Your Site!

Africa has a CDN problem. It's unique in that almost every CDN company has a server in Africa but using it will probably slow down your site! We're so used to the idea of "needing a CDN", that we never pause to consider the exceptions. And Africa is an exception. Finding cheap web hosting for … [Read more...]