StableHost is a popular name among web hosting companies that offer high-quality web hosting at a budget. While not being as cheap as some of the horrible companies that tend to offer unlimited everything for as low as $1 a month, StableHost still manages to remain quite budget friendly, with their basic plan starting at only $3.95 per month.
Despite not being expensive, they manage to offer tremendous customer support and maintain high-end, fast servers with a 99.9% uptime SLA. As I’m happy with MDDHosting since the middle of 2011, I didn’t transfer TechTage to StableHost to try them out. Instead, I shifted one of my other sites to StableHost last year to try them out. In this review, I’ll note down specifically what I loved and hated about StableHost during my time as a customer, from a neutral, non-biased perspective.
Update: due to several complaints from users, I had to revisit A Small Orange and check the state of their services currently. It seems like they’re in quite a mess. So, I do not recommend you to pick ASO. If you need a top notch, reliable, customer-friendly host instead, choose InMotion Hosting (read my review).
After Squidix, I decided to review A Small Orange. A Small Orange, or ASO in short, is actually a pretty old company, originally founded way back in 2004. They are well known in the web hosting industry as a homegrown hosting company. They are also known for their flexible plans, efficient tech support and having an overall personal relationship with their customers. Let’s find out how great A Small Orange’s shared hosting plans are, in reality.
I decided to try SiteGround out after hearing a lot of praises about them from users and reviewers alike for offering premium services. In short, I was so much impressed, that I moved a majority of my niche sites over to SiteGround’s servers. I couldn’t be happier with the results, which you’ll find out below. So, this is for every reader of TechTage who’ve been bugging me with emails requesting SiteGround reviews.
At the first look, WhoIsHostingThis.com might look like a nice little ‘free’ online tool to find out which web host a particular site resides on. However, if you look closely enough, you’ll soon find out that there’s another (primary) motto behind operating the site apart from the apparent one (i.e. establishing themselves as the #1 online tool for finding out a site’s web host, nameservers etc.). Inspect a bit further down the line, and you’ll be surprised seeing what’ll scream “shady” to any experienced SEO enthusiast.
MaxCDN, as the name suggests, is a content delivery network. MaxCDN is one of the most preferred affordable CDN providers for WordPress sites. It speeds up your site, and reduces your server load, for an affordable price. Setting up MaxCDN for WordPress blogs using W3 Total Cache is straightforward and easy. I’m using MaxCDN on TechTage since the beginning of 2013. Here’s why I’m more than impressed with its performance and features.