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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Web Hosting Site Review Review :-p

WebHostingChoice pretends to be a hosting review site (it contains categories like “best uk web hosting”), however it only seems to be a placeholder for a couple of affiliate links to a limited number of hosts. Their WOT (web of trusts) rating isn’t so great either. While WOT has its limits (mainly because of its “crowdsourced” nature), when it has several negative ratings, it can be a good indicator that there are problems with the given site.

So how to find a good webhost? First of all, you should realize that (usually) you get what you pay for (ie. “free” webhosts are rarely free). I would recommend going with a “big brand” company like GoDaddy or Rackspace. You can fairly easily find coupon codes for them (just listen to some technical podcasts) which can get you a considerable percentage (like 20%) off. An other company which seems very good is firehost. While they are a little pricy (especially compared to the other two companies), they consider security an explicit priority, which is very important these days IMHO – if they are willing to take on people with large targets on their back like Kevin Mitnick, they should be able to protect your business too.

Full disclosure: this is a paid review from ReviewMe. Under the terms of the understanding I was not obligated to skew my viewpoint in any way (ie. only post positive facts).

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:58 AM

    instead of going for these BIG BRAND hosting companies.. i've found that free hosting website like provide better hosting than godaddy (i've used both of them , and i've found 's free hosting service to be great and more over unlike godaddy's free hosting they dont have ads!)