Why Shared Hosting Will NEVER Go Away

The web hosting world has seen a lot of changes in the past decade. We've seen the introduction of cloud hosting, VPS containers, Amazon AWS, and other cloud computing technologies like Google Cloud Compute. In addition, new products have popped up that allow users to create websites without … [Read more...]

Hostgator Hosting vs Website Builder – How to Choose

Hostgator has two options for a starter website. The first is the standard shared hosting like all other web hosts, and the other is a "website builder plan". The latter brings together all the things you might need to start creating websites out of the box. For example: A free domain nameDrag 'n … [Read more...]

Wix Holds Your Website Hostage – a Bad Idea

If you're starting a website for the first time, you might be considering Wix - a website builder that allows you to create a new site in just a few clicks. The main features are ease of use, as you can start building website components without any coding knowledge and can implement … [Read more...]

Web Hosting Price Changes in 2020

2019 saw a lot of developments in the web hosting space. Free SSL became widespread, continuing the trend from 2018, cPanel announced its new license pricing, and more companies gave up their "cloud hosting" plans and choose to focus on VPS instead. But web hosting price changes are going to be the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]