Review of the TMDHosting
So how do you get started? Well, before you needed three things to get a WordPress website up and running, and these three things were, one, a domain name such as How2MakeWebsite. com, two, a web host which allows you to install WordPress and store your information live on the internet by renting you space on their web servers, and three, a manual installation of the WordPress platform, downloaded from WordPress.org. Before, you had to get all three of these things and connect them all together manually, which can be a headache for most people with no web developing experience. Today, when you sign up for any of these recommended web hosts, you get all three bundled together with no hassle or fuss. So which three web hosts do we recommend, you ask. Before we rank them individually, our top three include TMD, SiteGround and WP Engine. With each of these web hosts, we were able to sign up and build a WordPress website from scratch in just minutes. At this moment, we would also like to give an honorable mention to another web host.
Now we’re going to compare performance by running a website site speed test to see who’s the fastest on the basic shared server plan.
The way we conducted this test is by using a tool by the company Pingdom, which performs a website speed test based on performance, optimization, and load times. Each website used the exact same theme, header image, and then one blog post with a single image. Also, we added the same caching plug-in to each website to max out performance. Here are the results. As you can see here, each host scored the same performance grade of an 88, which means that our websites are highly optimized by using the same theme and caching plug-in. Now the difference is in load times, especially when compared to all other sites tested. Comping in third, the SiteGround site loaded up in 1. 9 seconds, which is faster than 74% of tested sites. That’s pretty solid performance for a basic shared server plan. In second, we have TMDHosting which loaded significantly faster than SiteGround with a load time of just 1. 11 seconds. This load time was quick enough to be considered faster than 88% of tested sites. What surprised me the most was SiteGround’s performance, since SiteGround is a much smaller company than the giants TMDHosting and SiteGround. The SiteGround site loaded up in under a second, at a blazing 769 milliseconds, which is faster than a whopping 93% of tested sites. And all of this on the most basic, shared server plan. So for performance, SiteGround blazes past the competition with TMDHosting coming in second, and SiteGround third. Now that we know the performance numbers, next we’re going to compare pricing, both normal and on sale, to see which web host is actually the most expensive, whether on sale or during regular pricing. All plans we are looking at will be the most basic shared server plan, which is more than enough for beginners and comes WordPress-ready. PS: If you want access to these special discounts, click the link to the Resource Page in the description below. For SiteGround, regular pricing without discounts starts at $8. 95 per month, which is a little bit on the pricier side. After applying discounts, the current sale plan pricing starts as low as $3. 95 for a three year plan, and $5. 95 for a one year plan. So less than $6 a month is very fair for what you get. One last note about SiteGround is they do not offer a free domain upon registration. So that adds an extra $12. 95 to your total costs. For TMDHosting, regular pricing without discount starts at $7. 99 per month, about a dollar cheaper than SiteGround. After applying discounts, the current sale pricing matches up with SiteGround, starting at $3.95 for a three year plan, and $5. 95 for a one year plan. The difference is that TMDHosting includes your domain name free of charge with your sign-up, about a $12 value. For our best performer SiteGround, regular pricing without discount starts at $9. 94 per month, which is the most expensive out of the three, but you also get the fastest performance. After applying discounts, the current sale pricing drops by a whopping 60% to only $3. 95 per month, and this $3. 95 rate applies to one year plans as well. On top of all that, you also get a free domain name, just like TMDHosting. After reviewing the pricing and performance, it’s clear to see that SiteGround starts to pull away from the competition based on value. Once again, make sure to visit the Resource Page below to access the lowest prices and best discounts available, updated daily on our site.
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