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Noor is a well-known webhosting blogger and industry analyst. Since 2006, he has tested a wide variety of web hosting services and posted the results on his popular blog, InlineHostBlogger.com. For each review, he extensively tests each web hosting company personally, or with his hand-picked team of technicians.

Uptime is the amount of time a web hosting server is up and running.  This typically means how much time is your website accessible to visitors. Moreover, it’s one of the most important factors to consider when buying a web hosting for your website.

If your web hosting promises to provide 99% uptime. It still means your website will be down for 1% time( which is Daily: 0h 14m 24.0s, Weekly: 1h 40m 48.0s, Monthly: 7h 18m 17.5s,Yearly: 87h 39m 29.5s). That concludes that your website will be down for 3 days which can lead to losses and reliability issues.

We were tracking uptime of around 150 websites of top web hosting company with the help of our partner Host-tracker.

You can plug in various date range and location to check the uptime of each Hosting company mentioned here.

  • SiteGround

Uptime of SiteGround

 

Uptime of each Site Hosted on SiteGround

 

Also read: Bluehost Vs SiteGround wordpress comparison.

  • DreamHost

Uptime of DreamHost

 

Uptime of each Site Hosted on DreamHost

 

  • Wp Engine

Uptime of Wp Engine

 

Uptime of each Site Hosted on Wp Engine

 

  • Digital Ocean

Uptime of Digital Ocean

 

Uptime of each Site Hosted on Digital Ocean

  • HostGator

Uptime of HostGator

Also Read: Bluehost Vs HostGator web hosting comparison.

Uptime of each Site Hosted on HostGator

 

  • Arvixe

Uptime of Arvixe

 

Uptime of each Site Hosted on Arvixe

 

  • Ipage

Uptime of iPage

 

Uptime of each Site Hosted on iPage

 

  • Bluehost

Uptime of Bluehost

 

Uptime of each Site Hosted on Bluehost

 

  • A2 Hosting

Uptime of A2 Hosting

 

Uptime of each Site Hosted on A2 Hosting

 

  • Inmotion Hosting

Uptime of Inmotion Hosting

 

Uptime of each Site Hosted on Inmotion Hosting

 

Read More: Why SiteGround have better uptime than Bluehost?

Pickaweb vs 123 regIn this review of Pickaweb vs 123-Reg, we analyzed options that are offered by both hosting companies. We carefully reviewed major features  and dug in deep to find items that add value for paying customers. Both hosting companies are widely popular and offer affordable hosting plans.

Pickaweb Vs 123-Reg Tests

While each web hosting company offers different features, the following basic tests were  performed to see how they stacked up against each other:

  • Pickaweb Vs. 123-Reg Uptime
  • Pickaweb Vs. 123-Reg Website Speed Test
  • Website Server Response Time
  • Benchmark Test
  • Hosting Customer Support
  • Control Panel Demo
  • Credibility

Pickaweb Vs 123-Reg: Uptime

Pickaweb offers an uptime guarantee of 99 percent. This means that any website hosted with this company is guaranteed to be up and running with no issues nearly 100 percent of the time. I’ve found that Pickaweb’s exceptional and secure datacenter located in the U.K is the main factor behind their nearly perfect website uptime record.

123-Reg also offers a 99 percent uptime guarantee, but only for customers who purchase a premium level hosting package. Those who purchase a lower level package do not receive any type of guarantee for website uptime.

We track uptime of around 150 website using popular uptime tracking tool called Host-tracker. We did so for website hosted under Pickaweb and 123 Reg, and here are the results.

★ Winner Pickaweb – For even basic hosting customers, Pickaweb offers premium uptime guarantees and sticks to their promise.

Pickaweb Vs 123-Reg: Website Speed Test

Pickaweb understands that speed is essential when building an online presence and trying to grow your business. This is why the company consistently appears in the top 10 hosting companies when it comes to speed and reliability. The average time it takes for a typical webpage to load on Pickaweb is 1-2 Second.

Like most mainstream web hosting companies, Pickaweb also offers WordPress  and Joomla  hosting, both of which are widely popular website building platforms. When I ran tests on webpages for Joomla, specifically pages with heavy images, the load time was still exceptional. WordPress websites loaded at similar speeds as well, even when images and videos were used in the background. 

For the website speed test, 123-Reg also produces good results. Similar to Pickaweb, 123-Reg also has full control over their servers by storing them in the U.K. while using a 10 gigabit network connection. 123-Reg however, has not been known to provide the best load time, and our speed test determined that websites hosted on their servers can take up to twice as long to load as Pickaweb.

123-Reg is also big on WordPress, Drupal and Joomla platforms. When I loaded webpages with videos or heavy graphics, the load time slowed down considerably.

I ran a speed test on two of the websites hosted under Pickaweb and 123 Reg respectively using an online website testing tool called dotcom monitor.  Both the website had identical page size, images, attachment and requests.

Here are the results:

Website hosted under Pickaweb

Pickaweb website Speed test
Pickaweb website Speed test

Website hosted under 123-Reg

123 Reg Website Speed test

Average Load time for Pickaweb hosting: 2.8 S

Average load time for 123 Reg hosting: 3.6 S

You can clearly see from the above result that website hosted under Pickaweb loaded exceptionally well throughout the world compared to 123 Reg. Moreover, Pickaweb is an ideal choice for people looking for UK hosting as seen in above result.

★ Winner Pickaweb – Not only does Pickaweb boast exceptional website load speeds, they back their promise up with a 100 percent money refund guarantee.

Website Server Response Time

Website server response time is an important test, and the causes behind the outcomes for both hosting companies are not easy to pinpoint at first.

During this testing phase, I found both high traffic and low traffic websites hosted with both companies. My goal was to see how long the server responded for various traffic amounts, because overloaded servers that only have small amounts of bandwidth to use often cause websites to crash.

My initial test with Pickaweb was extremely smooth. Both websites I visited maintained a fast load time, even during a time of day when traffic increased significantly. The same was true for 123-Reg however, during the research I learned that website owners who purchased shared hosting packages often had bandwidth issues because other websites on the same server always experienced high traffic amounts.

The Winner: Customers with Pickaweb experience no issues with website server response time because the company limits bandwidth amounts for basic accounts. While unlimited traffic bandwidth for all customers sounds like an amazing idea, websites using 123-Reg are at a disadvantage, especially when a small website shares a server with a large traffic website. Pickaweb is the winner.

Benchmark Test

The benchmark test is essential to determining the overall performance level of a specific web hosting company. In my test of both 123-Reg and Pickaweb, the latter company performed much better in all areas including average transfer rate and time per request. This is even true when I visited image and graphic heavy websites.

123-Reg has performance issues largely because it relies on a promise to offer unlimited traffic bandwidth to every customer yet lacks the server infrastructure to support it.

★ Winner Pickaweb.

Customer Support

Pickaweb vs 123 Reg customer support

First and foremost, customer support should be one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a web hosting company.

Pickaweb prides itself on exceptional customer service. They always place the needs of the customer above all else and the company truly offers 24/7, around-the-clock customer support online, by email and over the phone.

When I contact Pickaweb, I also noticed that their customer support team are more tech savvy than other companies. They can solve a variety of hosting-related issues and offer free assistance with website migration, if necessary.

123-Reg also offers U.K. based customer support. I found this company lacks in live support options because they do not have a “support chat” feature located on their website. While they maintain a knowledge base of answers to common questions, it can be difficult to search for a particular topic.

★ Winner Pickaweb – The company’s customer support is very helpful, knowledgeable and they can be accessed directly through a chat feature.

Control Panel with Demo

Through research, I’ve noticed that 123-Reg takes an interesting approach to their control panel. On their website, they state that the cPanel function is very easy to use and that there are a variety of different one-click install platforms to choose from however, there is no demo of the control panel to use before you sign up.

Not only does Pickaweb make it very easy to use their cPanel feature, there is a free demo for everyone to try. When I tested the control panel, I noticed that it is extremely easy to manage a variety of files, create and manage email accounts, choose a website platform, use a free website builder, and access a variety of databases.

For those who aren’t so tech savvy and who don’t know how to use FTP (file transfer protocol), Pickaweb offers a unique feature called File Manager that allows website owners to upload their files directly to their hosting account.

Have a look at cPanel demo for Pickaweb

★ Winner Pickaweb – Not only do they offer a control panel demo, but their cPanel can be used by anyone who wants to bring their business online, even those with no technical or coding experience.

Credibility Test

The ability to trust your chosen web hosting provider should be an essential factor in your final decision. During my extensive research I’ve found that both Pickaweb and 123-Reg are highly credible.

Pickaweb has made a name for themselves by offering exception customer service and truly caring for their clients. It’s well known that businesses who put customers first have a much better chance at being successful. On TrustPilot, a leading website that measures trustworthiness and credibility, Pickaweb maintains an outstanding 4.9 out of 5 star rating based on 128 reviews.

Customers can also trust Pickaweb because they maintain a physical address in the U.K. and they list this information directly on their website.

Similarly, 123-reg has been around for years. They host millions of websites and are a trusted name among U.K. based website owners. The number of reviews from real website owners that are published on their website clearly portray them as a credible company.

★ Winner Tie – Both Pickaweb and 123-Reg have great reputations.

Pickaweb Vs 123-Reg – Which One is for You?

It is important for prospective customers to perform extensive research on both hosting companies. In my professional opinion I would choose Pickaweb over 123-Reg because, while both have a great reputation, 123-Reg has allowed financial growth and profit to overcome its ability to offer superior customer support.

Because Pickaweb is a customer-centric company, customer support engineers at Pickaweb are more knowledgeable and can handle more complex hosting issues immediately if necessary.

In addition to customer support and knowledgeable employees, I believe Pickaweb is a better hosting company choice because:

  • Pickaweb offers free website migration services, something that is extremely beneficial to those who have no website building experience.
  • The company’s servers are located in the U.K. and within close proximity to their physical location. This allows them secure them and monitor their equipment at all times.
  • Uptime and page load speed are superior to 123-Reg. Pickaweb realizes that not every business needs unlimited bandwidth, and therefore limits bandwidth at certain purchase levels. This improves overall load speed and reduces downtime across the board because websites who need larger amounts of bandwidth are then transferred to a VPS or dedicated server so as not to affect shared hosting websites.

 

Bluehost-review

 

I firmly believe that you are in lookout for a reliable web hosting  and want to know whether Bluehost has the capability to extend your website without causing any headache to you or your readers. This Bluehost review will explore all the possibilities of using Bluehost as your web hosting.

To be blunt, I personally didn’t use Bluehost for any of my sites, so all the below mentioned details are based on the real life experience of group of webmasters who have used Bluehost as their web hosting.

Bluehost review: Prices, Plans And Features

Bluehost comes with 2 shared hosting , VPS and a Dedicated server plans. Basic shared hosting plan cost us $4.95/mo and offers unlimited domain, storage, websites and email accounts. We don’t  find a shared hosting plan with unlimited domain for these types of low costs,it’s considered one of the least price when we consider the quality of hosting offered by Bluehost. If you own a high traffic WordPress site, they also offer WordPress hosing starting at $17.50 and can accommodate 1 million visits/month. Their basic VPS plan starts at $14.99/mo and comes with 2 GB RAM, 30 GB San storage and 2 CPU cores.

All in all, they have hosting plans for all type of requirements at affordable cost. Continue reading

[Infographic] Facts about Website and Web hosting

Infographic is one of the most attractive way to describe facts and figures about any type of topic. This infographic will provide you with some interesting facts and figures about web hosting and Website.
The world’s first website was started at 1991, and now there are 1 billion website around the world. It’s growth rate is ever increasing and now no businesses are complete without having a website on their own. Same way websites are incomplete without a good web hosting.
Web hosting companies are places where websites are hosted, nowadays there are thousands of such companies that provide web hosting.
There are lots of interesting facts that comes with these two terms and I will illustrate those points in this infographic. Continue reading

I no its very difficult for you to choose a good host . If you go to web hosts review site you will become more confused with manipulation work they do in order to steel your trust and earn more commission .However You can trust  this  Fatcow review as it is based on the lifetime experience of many of my blogging friends who has lots of experience  using Fatcow.

Fatcow is a web hosting company established since 1998 and that is over 14 years in business. They are one of the most recommended company and famous for astonishing shared web hosting service with technology that delivers the highest performance and reliability.

Some of the advantages of using this host is :

* They are affordable. A bit over $3/month for the first term.

* Assist you in selecting up your site from transferring from old domains to giving you free site building tools to make use of.

* Great customer support. They are easy to contact and  responds quickly. Continue reading