Welcome to Web Hosting Professor, where “Professor Rackmount” will guide you through the world of web hosting.
If you are just starting out and are unsure of what you need in a web hosting provider, Start Here.
If you already know the basics, and want a detailed pricing comparison of all the major hosting companies in one convenient place, see our Pricing Table.
If page load speed and website performance is your main concern, then see the results of our 2016 Web Hosting Speed Test.
If uptime and 24/7 availability are of greatest importance, then see our Uptime Analysis.
Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you’ll find Professor Rackmount‘s detailed analysis and passion for web hosting helpful as you build your websites.
Fun Website Facts:
- 73% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that was too slow to load.
- 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less.
- 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load.
- 38% of mobile internet users say that they’ve encountered a website that wasn’t available.
Meet Professor Rackmount
“Professor Rackmount” has been developing websites since the 90s. To-date he has actively managed thousands of client websites, gaining insight into most every mainstream hosting provider on the web.
Additionally, he has consulted in the web performance space, developing website monitoring systems that analyze server uptime, performance, and availability from datacenters across the world.
His experience in shared hosting, dedicated hosting, and collocated hosting has lead him to create WebHostingProf.com – a place to share his unbiased expertise with individual and corporate consumers alike, to aide them in their purchase decisions.
Professor Rackmount's Recommended Host of the MonthWP Engine
If you are looking for the best WordPress hosting Professor Rackmount highly recommends WP Engine. Find out why they are his #1 recommended web host here.
Learn how I was able to quickly and easily speed up WordPress for my client, improving response time and decreasing her load time by an average of 30%!
After years of working with WordPress, countless web hosts and caching plugins (both proprietary and open source), and manually optimizing CSS & JS from bulky WordPress themes, Autoptimize comes as a very welcomed free and highly effective plugin. I’ve installed it on many of my own websites, and encourage you to do the same.Details
There are literally hundreds of WordPress hosting options out there. How does one sort through them all and select the best plan for their needs? There’s shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, cloud hosting, and of course managed WordPress hosting. Below you’ll find my list of the very best of the best, based on my decade+ of hosting and managing hundreds of client web projects over the years.Details
Just 5 years ago uptime and reliability of a hosting company was the key metric. Today, almost every web host has some kind of SLA uptime guarantee, typically boasting a 99% uptime statistic. So now that consistent uptime is pretty much guaranteed, what is the current benchmark for web hosts in 2015, and headed into 2016? » SPEED!
One of the most common questions I receive is which is the fastest web host? There are several resources out there that break down the fastest web hosting providers, but we figured we’d give it a good ole independent third-party analysis to determine once and for all, WHO IS THE FASTEST WEB HOSTING PROVIDER OF 2016?!Details