The Golden Rule. "Buy one get one free" is Rubbish!
Providers are offering packages that will give you 100 email accounts, unlimited bandwidth, millions of MySQL Databases, Site Builders and everything else you can think of, and of course, it only costs 100 bucks. So where's the catch? Well, to start with, you get say, 1 GB of storage. So 100 email accounts divided by your 1 GB of storage, minus your site allows a whopping five to ten emails per mailbox. Now, your website only needs one Database. What's the point of the others? They are a waste of resources. What about MongoDB and PostgreSQL? We tested, Mongo outperformed the others in many instances. However, the most important question you have to ask, is what security measures are in place and if your site is performing as it should.
Getting a bit Complicated?
As our goal is to provide quality hosting solutions, not bore our clients to death, we asked sandy if she could help. She wasn't very helpful, she jumped onto the net and went looking for ideas. Unfortunately, slow sites turned her smile into, well, look... So our version, a bit of technical, and then some test sites using kittens and puppies.
Webservers -This is the software that your site needs to run
Old and stable, easy to use, works with everything but has speed limitations. They named this helicopter after it!
Pronounced "Engine X". Fast, but a bit tricky to get right. Great for static websites. McDonald's relies on NGINX. We think.
LiteSpeed or "HTTP/3" is the new kid on the block, fast, secure and comes with a cool WordPress Plugin & QUIC.cloud integration.
Test Your Site
We decided not to configure 150 different test sites because our girlfriends were getting cross. "We will do some more when they calm down..." Here are some examples set up on the more common platforms. We recommend using GTmetrix if you would like to compare your site. They have a super simple comparison option, great documentation and they also listen to King Google. You can check out how we made Bow Wow here.