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!
The Perfect Host? The perfect host does not exist. The above companies have great reputations but your experience with them might not turn out perfectly. That’s what’s challenging about finding the perfect hosting solution for your business. You should spend a decent amount of time researching hosting companies to make sure you sign up with the right partner. No matter how much you pay for your hosting plan, you will face technical challenges from time to time. Working with a reliable partner would allow you to get over those challenges in a less painful fashion. … [Read more...] about 5 Reliable Web Hosts for WordPress
The Nitty-Gritty Stuff The other area in which users are reluctant to cut their umbilical cord to Web host support is PHP configuration. When you get one of those errors about max execution time or max upload limit or whatever, you are relieved that you can post a support ticket and 20 minutes later receive an email letting you know that the limit has been increased, and now your plugin works. People feel so grateful to support for stuff like that. … [Read more...] about How to Replace Your Web Host with a Robot
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