Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The best web hosting

I get this question a lot: "what is a good web hosting?"
I will update this post with my thoughts in the future.

I use now HostRush:
I'm their client for about one year and everything works: php, mysql, https, wordpress, blogger (redirect), htaccess, ftp, email, cpanel, customer support is fast and helpful. I think this is the fastest shared host I've had so far. You can head over to my main website to check it yourself: I get 10 seconds for a page with 17 medium size photos.

Shared hosting is ok for any small / medium websites. The shared hosting from HostRush is fast, it almost feels like a VPS (virtual private server - a step up from shared hosting). I haven't used vps from them but I'm confident is pretty good. I had a big website many years ago (50GB) and used without any issues vps from

I'm using various web hosting services for more than 10 years, so I have a bit of experience. In general I avoid offers with "unlimited" disk space because everything has a limit and I want to be able to monitor my usage. I'm not going to name the providers that disappointed me over the years, but I will mention some of the problems I had:
  • too slow;
  • usage counter working 10x faster than it should. When this happened they reset it but the problem persisted so I preferred to switch instead of  chatting with the support twice a month;
  • htaccess not accessible or only visible on web, not on ftp;
  • they closed doors. However they honored the contract period and announced this 6-12 months in advance;
  • frequent website down (weekly).
That's it. You are welcome :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

These girls know how to play

When I've found this video the first thought was about the comedians who need to be cheesy to make people laugh. This video is the absolute proof that you can be funny without being cheesy :)

The songs played are:
  • Vivaldi-Summer
  • Vivaldi-Storm
  • Mozart - The Piano Sonata No 16 in C major
  • Mack the knife

 Enjoy the video!