Enabling Cloudflare Server Push with .htaccess

In mid-2016, Cloudflare announced that they were adding support for "Server Push". This is a very cool technology that can dramatically reduce the time a browser spends downloading resources. Basically it means that the server can send some files to the browser even before the browser actively … [Read more...]

When to Upgrade Hostgator Hatchling?

The Hostgator Hatchling plan is the cheapest package available from Hostgator. It's great value for money, especially considering that Hostgator doesn't deceptively cut corners and impose absurd hosting limits like 1 database on its cheapest plans. However, there will come a time when you need to … [Read more...]

Bluehost Resource Protection: The Biggest USP

Bluehost resource protection is the one thing that sets them apart from the competition. It's the single biggest USP they have ever since others started to provide free web domains and SSDs. This alone justifies their somewhat higher pricing. Bluehost is NOT the cheapest web host provider out there. … [Read more...]

Why WP-Tweaks is The Best Bluehost Buying Guide

Hi, I'm Bhagwad and the owner of WP-Tweaks. My goal is to provide the most thorough and comprehensive resources for web hosting companies on the Internet. One of these companies is Bluehost, and I'll explain below what makes WP-Tweaks special, and why you should rely on it for your Bluehost … [Read more...]

Bluehost CodeGuard Not Worth it: Alternatives

The in-built Bluehost backup is pretty pathetic. Even worse than Hostgator's. So obviously you need something to help protect your website when something goes wrong. The Bluehost CodeGuard add-on starts at $2.74/m. But in my opinion, it's just not worth it. Too little disk space, and the basic plan … [Read more...]

Why Bluehost is More Expensive than Hostgator

Even though both companies are owned by EIG and offer the same types of services, Bluehost is more expensive than Hostgator. This is because of two reasons: SSD drivesSpike or Resource protection Other than that, the two web hosts are pretty much the same in features and performance. Here's an … [Read more...]

Monitor Website Error Logs via Backups

Many website applications generate error logs sprinkled throughout their directory structure. For example, WordPress has hidden error logs even though you might not have enabled them via the "WP_DEBUG" directive in wp-config.php. It's hard to keep track of all these logs on a daily basis. A … [Read more...]

Why I Don’t Use Managed WordPress Hosting

I love the idea of managed WordPress hosting, and have considered moving to it myself several times. I've written a glowing review of Kinsta, because I believe they really do try their best to make WordPress as painless as possible. However, I've always pulled back at the last minute. There are … [Read more...]

Hostgator Isn’t Bad, Just Lacking in Features

Hostgator gets an unfairly bad rap. Yes, it's pretty basic. No, they don't have advanced features like server caching, an in-built CDN, or a good backup system. But at this price point, it's the best you can expect. Without gimping customers, there is no host that is cheaper than Hostgator. If you … [Read more...]

UpdraftPlus + Shared Hosting = Boom!

It's understandable if you want to backup your site on shared hosting. After all, many web hosting services like Hostgator have terrible backup policies. However, you must absolutely avoid plugins like UpdraftPlus on any kind of shared hosting platform. These plugins will eat up your server's … [Read more...]