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TSOHost Review



After using them since January, this is my review of TSOHost.



This review didn’t come out as good as I had hoped, but it’s here. I also know I’ve only been with them for a couple of months, so I can’t really make too many concrete statements; I’ll make a follow up review towards the end of the year if I deem it needed. Anyway, review is below


Story:

Before switching to this website, I used to be over at diamondpigman.com, which was a free blog from WordPress.com that I started in 2014, but as 2016 grew nearer, I realised that I needed much more customisation options and more flexability, so I decided (after looking at other CMS systems) that I should use the “self hosted” version of WordPress on my own server.

The first host I looked at was BlueHost, as I know lots of sites that use them, however they are pretty expensive for what you get. Because of this, I Googled even more and found HostGater, who took my payment, they wouldn’t let me access any of what I payed for, then wouldn’t let me refund it. Yea. Not great, luckily I got the cheapest plan they had and was able to cancel via PayPal. Continuing my search, I somehow stumbled upon TSOHost, and I thought they were really great (and cheap) and from the reviews I found they seemed pretty cool.


Setting up

For me setting up what I needed was really straightforward and only required me to press a single button to install WordPress. Finding my WordPress admin credentials was easy to do as well, and only needed me to search their knowledge base and find this video to do.


Speed

Site has been pretty fast, at least since I installed WP Super Cache and put my site onto CloudFlare. Pingdom lists the load time as 1.36 seconds (From Sweden), which is fine for me, but I could probably improve it somehow.


Reliability

The site has only gone down a couple of times and all downtime has been under 15 minutes (may be because UR checks every 5 minutes), which I find pretty impressive.

Below is a screenshot from UptimeRobot that shows the downtimes

UptimeRobot statistics

 


Value

Pretty good, they offer somewhat flexible plans and 4 regular ones that are really great value, at least in my eyes.

TSOHost’s plans and pricing


Managing

I was a bit skeptical when I learned TSO use their own proprietary panel for managing your sire, however one I got used to it, it works really well and I haven’t found anything wrong with it so far!

The TSOHost management panel

They also have a second “panel” to manage customer info/payment and etc.


Support

Every support ticket and email I’ve sent has been replied to within half a day. Haven’t needed to call yet, but I assume it’s as good as email.


Summary/TL;DR

Good speeds, good price, good everything really. Highly recommend them!


Buy a site from TSOHost

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I think you can also use code “Diamond” for 10% off, so you can apply that at checkout if you so desire.

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