What really matters which choosing a hosting company?
I started my first website back in 1998 which the internet started to get going so I’ve been through quite a few different hosting companies some of which weren’t cheap! What I found out was that you can get a great hosting package for the cost of a coffee and still get the service, up time and reliability of the more expensive web hosting. It’s just a case of shifting through the ones that really are terrible hosting companies.
How we review..
Searching for a hosting company that it both cheap and reliable isn’t easy. I’ve chosen web hosts that cost less than $1/month but had awful reliability and customer support issues. When your just starting out you really don’t want this! Most of the cheap web hosting companies that I have reviewed are also packed full of features that the more expensive providers have.
When I’m rating a company I look at the following criteria…
- Customer support (how quickly they respond and also the waiting time..)
- Loading times (how quickly the site loads and responds)
- User reviews (nothing gives you a better indication than reading what customers think of the service/performance)
- Up time (what % is the site online)