At the end of the day, however — no matter how secure your servers are — websites (especially popular ones) still occasionally end up being attacked. If your site is unfortunate enough to get hacked on managed WordPress hosting, you’ll almost certainly be better off since your hosts will likely have both more WordPress-specific know-how and be willing to apply it to get you out of a fix than a general shared host (a little bit more about this further down) will. … [Read more...] about Shared vs Managed WordPress Hosting
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Performance under load When it comes to testing a site’s performance under load, there’s arguably no better tool than Load Impact. For those who aren’t already aware, what this tool does is allow you to map the effect of sending an increasing number of virtual users to a site over a predefined time frame, thereby simulating how a site’s performance decreases with increased load. Using this tool to send from 1 to 50 concurrent users to our test site (detailed above) over the course of 10 minutes, shows results that are a testament to how well Flywheel have set up their services. I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say that our test had essentially no effect on the site — with our virtual load times remaining significantly below an astonishing 50ms throughout! For those interesting in the actual results of our test, here they are (note: if you’re in any doubt how good these results are, try running a similar test for yourself on … [Read more...] about Flywheel’s Managed WordPress Hosting – First Impressions!
Bandwidth and Disk Space. Usually, ‘unlimited bandwidth’ means ‘unlimited bandwidth under specific conditions’. Sometimes, the truth is buried in the small print! Backups. Even the most competitive companies have security breaches that take down tonnes of sites. A host that performs complete daily backups will give you comfort and time for other tasks. Caching. This factor influences the site’s speed. An honest host has documentation that notifies you of the caching system used. SSL. Online stores and sites managing sensitive data need an SSL certificate. Some hosting companies provide free SSL certificates for hosted sites. Thumbs up for them! International Data Centres. A site loads faster when it’s hosted closer to the primary target audience. This is especially important for local sites. One-Click Installation. Newbie’s will highly appreciate a host using one-click installation software. It remarkably streamlines WordPress installation. 6. … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Proper WordPress Hosting for Your Site
The Flywheel results are better than the Load Impact results from our review of the budget hosting plans from Bluehost, GoDaddy, and HostGator but not quite up there with some of the other premium managed WordPress hosts we’ve tested. If you don’t expect more than 50 users to be accessing your site at the same time then your loading times shouldn’t suffer too much with Flywheel – although the type of WordPress website you’re planning to create and what your visitors will be doing on your site will have an impact on its performance. … [Read more...] about Flywheel WordPress Hosting Review: Everything You Need To Know 2018
Before we get to the details of the individual packages, it’s worth pointing out that, unlike many other WordPress web hosts, there are no overage charges to worry about if you go over your allowance of bandwidth or visitor numbers. If you consistently exceed your allowances, you will be asked to upgrade your plan. However, for one-off traffic surges there won’t be any extra charges or restricted access to your site. SSL certificates are provided for free, and site migrations are included in the price too. … [Read more...] about Flywheel WordPress Hosting Review: Everything You Need To Know 2019