When it comes to managed WordPress hosting providers, WPEngine and Kinsta are two well-known names in the industry. I’m fortunate enough to have hosted my sites on both of them. Based on my experience of using both the hosting environments, here I will be sharing a detailed comparison of WPEngine and Kinsta. Kinsta and WPEngine are similar in that they are both managed WordPress hosts (hosting environments specifically designed for WordPress), but they are different in many ways. One thing which I can tell you right now: Both hosts have their pros and cons, and you should pick one based on your requirements. If you need to host a low traffic WordPress site, you should pick WPEngine. However, if you need to host a high traffic site with optimum performance, then pick Kinsta. In the below few paragraphs, I have compared both hosting companies based on various parameters. You should pay close attention in order to make a well-informed decision when deciding … [Read more...] about WPEngine vs. Kinsta: Which WordPress host is right for you?
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Are you looking to move to managed WordPress hosting? If you've been using shared hosting but find it no longer powerful enough for you site, this post is for you. I've talked before about how shared hosting is best for a new blog. But as your blog traffic grows, you need to think about upgrading your hosting. Shared hosts can't handle really high traffic sites, which means you'll have to move up. All the way back in 2008, I started ShoutMeLoud on cheap shared DreamHost hosting. But as ShoutMeLoud grew, I knew I needed to upgrade my blog's hosting to keep everything running smoothly. That's why I eventually made the switch to managed WordPress hosting. I moved through a few managed hosts until I found Kinsta, which is where I currently host ShoutMeLoud. Kinsta is definitely one of the best managed WordPress hosts, but I'll also list some other good ones at the end of this post. If you're a newbie, I still think you can go with a cheap WordPress host. If your blog is … [Read more...] about Best Managed WordPress Hosting Providers for 2017
Do you know that slow loading pages are bad for search engine ranking? Page loading is an official search engine ranking factor, and if your pages are not loading within 3 seconds, you need to work on it right away. You need to take care of loading time on the desktop as well as mobile. Along with taking care of basic requirements such as good hosting company, cache integration & few others, Content Delivery Network (CDN) plays a great role in speeding up your WordPress site. In case you have missed it, Harsh has already written a great piece about what CDN is and why you should use it. If you are completely new to CDN, you should read that post first. Also, check out: Seven quick tips to speed up your Website load time Does Website load time matters for SEO? Learn how to improve 2 Awesome free site to check your blog loading time Got back? Great. Now that you know why you should use a CDN service let’s see which CDN service providers are the best options for WordPress. In … [Read more...] about 6 Best CDN Providers for WordPress in 2017
If you are in a hunt for cheap yet powerful web hosting to run WordPress sites, I’ve a great recommendation for you and that is ScalaHosting. It is voted in top 10 of the best cPanel hosting providers of 2016 and they are in the hosting business for over 9 years now. So if you’re looking for an affordable, super fast and secured hosting service to run your sites, ScalaHosting is just for you. One thing I liked most about ScalaHosting is that they got a ton of positive reviews from its users. That’s what I look for before selecting a hosting provider to run my sites. Just look at the following screenshot as they got a ton of 5 stars from their users (which is a good sign which says it’s a reliable hosting). That’s a great social proof and it came from the REAL users who’ve used their hosting and fully satisfied with it. That’s the kind of stuff you need to look for while selecting the right hosting for your WordPress sites. Now, if you are … [Read more...] about Cheap WordPress Hosting With Uber-Cool Performance
We have talked a lot about shared hosting in the past, but after your blog starts getting decent traffic, shared hosting is not ideal. You need to increase your blog's hosting infrastructure, and the next step is to go for managed VPS web hosting. Note: There are unmanaged VPS hosts too, which are cheaper, but if you are one of those people who doesn't like getting their hands dirty with shell commands, managed hosting is what you want. I work on the WordPress platform, and a managed VPS is specifically geared towards WordPress blogs. You've probably heard me talk a lot about HostGator and Bluehost. Though I don't have any issue with my shared hosting accounts, if my traffic starts increasing, I'll need to move to a dedicated server or a VPS. For some of my smaller sites, shared hosting is ideal, but for a big site like ShoutMeLoud, shared hosting is not practical. Dedicated web hosting is expensive, so a VPS is really the best option. From Wikipedia: A virtual private … [Read more...] about What is VPS Web Hosting & What is the Best Managed VPS Host?