My Preferred Hosting Company

Being a web designer and developer, I’m always on the hunt for the website provider with the best performance.  I’ve explored many different hosting providers/solutions, such as Liquid Web, Site Ground, Green Geeks, Go Daddy, Digital Ocean, Cloudways, Blue Host… I think you get the picture.

We want website users to interact meaningfully with what we build online in a positive way. Whether it’s a reading articles on a blog, browsing products on an online store or interacting with one another on a social network, performance matters!  DoubleClick by Google found that 53% of mobile site visits were abandoned if a page took longer than 3 seconds to load.*  

During my search for hosting providers, I decided to test out each one of them with the exact same WordPress site (it was actually this one, chrismlittle.com!) to see how they performed.  Below are the results from my load time tests.

Testing Site Load Times

Hosting Provider Load Time Link to Screenshot
Liquid Web 1.42 seconds View Results
AWS (Amazon) 2.19 seconds View Results
Site Ground 2.54 seconds
Google Cloud 3.41 seconds View Results
Digital Ocean 4.83 seconds View Results
Green Geeks 11.64 seconds View Results

Speed/performance tests done on Pingdom.  Tested from Washington D.C.

 

I’m proud to say Liquid Web is my hosting provider for the Dedicated Cloud Virtual Private Server with SSD I have, which is where I host all of my clients sites (including this website).  I decided to start offering website hosting for clients through my VPS with Liquid Web, because I want what’s best for my clients.

Excellent Uptime

Another important aspect of a hosting service is their up time.  If your site is down, clients or customers will be unable to find you or access your products or services. You nor I want that. Fortunately, Liquid Web is incredibly dependable.  They literally offer 100% uptime guarantee!  You can’t beat that!

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