Most of us do some online research before we buy a product or service. Web hosting is no different, but researching for good web hosting companies online usually ends in wasted time and a lot of frustration. If you search for any hosting company review on Google, your search result will be filled with web hosting review sites. The moment you go through one or two of these sites, the problem will become evident to you. Most of these sites have a list of top web hosting companies on their home page. Save for one or two differences or a change in the ranking order, you are faced with the same list of a dozen web hosting companies. How can this be correct? Are there only a dozen good web hosts in a market that has hundreds of web hosting companies?
The answer is simple. Web hosting review sites earn commissions when they refer customers to hosting companies. Naturally, most review sites will show you the hosts that pay them the best commissions. The featured web hosts or the rankings they enjoy having nothing to do with the quality of their product mix, reliability, service or support. Instead, in the guise of reviews, you are offered a dozen or more advertisements of web hosts designed to maximize the review site’s earnings. Companies that pay high commissions may find it necessary to keep their prices high. It is obvious that any biased review site will not be of much help to you in selecting a web hosting company. On the other hand, if you go by these reviews, you are likely to end up with an expensive web host or one that gives poor service. This is apparent if you read their actual user reviews. Most genuine user reviews are negative.
We are a hosting review website with a difference. While we earn income from referrals, we also want to make our website useful to you. We want you to read our reviews and buy hosting from excellent companies. The companies we feature are carefully selected:
- They are well established and have been in the market for a number of years.
- They have good infrastructure and keep them current with regular upgrades.
- They have well-qualified technical staff and invest in employee training.
- Their product mix is unique, attractive and fairly priced.
- Their terms and conditions are transparent and fair.
- They have a money-back policy or offer other service guarantees.
- They have built a reputation in the market for providing exceptional service.
It is, therefore, not surprising that our top hosting list will have companies that you may not see on other review sites. We find them worth reviewing because they care about their customers and their reputation. We do a lot of research and take great care when we review web hosting companies. We go through their products and services carefully and review them in detail. We also go through the fine print looking for hidden loopholes or exceptions. If we do find such problems, you will find them honestly reported in our reviews. This ensures that you don’t have any surprises after you subscribe for their services. Trust us, we have plenty of experience in reviewing web hosting companies, and our reviews are unbiased. We give each company a rating between 1 and 10. This rating, however, does not play any role in its ranking on our top hosting list.
How ranking is determined:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The ranking is based on actual user reviews submitted by visitors like you. Every company has its strengths and weaknesses, and we are always looking for real user experiences. The weighted customer rating decides the ranking of a company on our website. This is designed to ensure that web hosts that get consistently good reviews will move up in the rankings. Just because a web host has a single 10-star rating does not put it higher than another host which has an average rating of 8, but has numerous ratings from users. The more user ratings a company gets, the more significant each rating becomes.
The experiences shared by our visitors will help you better understand the advantages and disadvantages of web hosting provider and its suitability for your needs. Our mission is to give you a review site whose ranking lists and recommendations are accurate, fair, trustworthy and helpful.