Hello! I’m Ben Luong, an enthusiastic amateur in the world of web hosting and site speed optimization, with a particular focus on WordPress websites and sites hosted in the UK and EU. I’m passionate about helping fellow amateurs and businesses navigate the complex world of web hosting and optimization, and I’m excited to share my discoveries with you through my blog.

While I may not be a seasoned professional, I have spent countless hours researching and experimenting with various aspects of web hosting and site speed optimization. My journey began as affiliate needing many webhosts on different C class IP addresses. This apparently was good for SEO.

Why WordPress and UK/EU hosting?

My interest in WordPress and UK/EU hosting was sparked by the significant growth of the platform and the increasing demand for locally-hosted websites. With the EU’s data protection regulations, GDPR, and the growing awareness of the importance of site speed for user experience and search engine rankings, I felt compelled to share my knowledge and experiences to help others navigate the challenges of web hosting and optimisation.

Through my blog, I’ll be sharing my insights and best practices for optimizing WordPress sites in the UK and EU. I cover a wide range of topics, including selecting the right hosting provider, implementing caching techniques, and utilizing Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to enhance site performance.

What to expect from my content

As an avid learner and writer, I’m committed to providing accurate (at the time of writing), and actionable information. My articles are packed with practical tips, tricks, and advice that I’ve learned through my own experiences and research. By following my guidance, you can expect to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the factors affecting website performance
  • Discover the best web hosting providers for UK and EU-based websites
  • Learn how to optimize WordPress sites for speed and security

Please keep in mind that I am an enthusiast, not an expert, and my advice should be taken as such. I encourage you to do your own research and consult with professionals when necessary.

Why 50p Hosts?

Back in the day, you could get webhosting for 50p a month. It was crazily cheap. I remember Trustahost, it was good. He unfortunately went bankrupt.

Ben Luong cartoon
by Ben Luong cartoon from Midjourney