If you’re entering into the world of web hosting for the very first time then you might be getting a bit bewildered by the huge number of hosts that are available. Then when you start looking at them you realise that there are also different types of hosting, pricing packages and lists of features they offer to name a few of the factors that come into play.
You may come across lots of different review sites but you need to be careful not to go with sites that are perhaps not very impartial i.e. they are promoting particular hosts for their own gain. To ensure you avoid such sites, always look for reviews that are well-established technology experts or are on sites that are authoritative so you know you’re getting information that is legit.
User and technology expert web hosting reviews are a great way of getting truly unbiased information about what you can expect from each web host. It’s a bit like when you are choosing a restaurant to book for a special occasion if you’re trying somewhere new; you would ask people who have been there or you would use reviews from Facebook, TripAdvisor etc. before you decide on where to go if you don’t want to take a gamble.
Choosing your web host is a really critical decision, so you should also use reviews to gauge which hosts to avoid and which ones have lots of satisfied customers. You should also make sure that the reviews that you’re looking at are recent ones. It wouldn’t be unusual for a host to get great reviews a couple of years ago but then suddenly begin to perform badly, which would only show in more recent reviews. The technology world changes rapidly, so it is always important to try and find the most recent reviews of anything when it comes to technology.
Most top review websites will regularly update their reviews to reflect any changes that have happened and to bring any new hosts into consideration. You should be able to find reviews that were created in the last few months. Talking about new hosts, these can be harder to find a lot of reviews for so you might want to avoid going for a host that is largely untested and stick to the more established hosts.
Good reviews will give you a full account of the different types of hosting each host provides and some will recommend which ones work best for different business sizes or websites. This can be really helpful, but remember that this can be quite generic so if it says ‘best for small businesses’ you should still check that the host will be able to accommodate all of your requirements. If you are looking for significant business growth then make sure that the web host can support scalability as you might find that you will have to start all over again if not.
Reviews are definitely the best way for a web host novice to get a good idea of what they should be looking for, so make the most of them!