Its relay hard to find a web host for your blog or website, you might have been read so many web host reviews so far but those reviews are based on feature comparisons only, such as storage space, bandwidth, and cost, but it’s harder to find how reliable and the performance speed etc… Since you cannot get these data from those companies.
always unbiased real hosting test results… all just FACTS!
You can see there is huge difference in the hosting review websites comparisons and they will not show you how they test web hosting companies. They will promote companies who reward them more affiliate commission.
So, Do not get fooled by those web host review websites any more. Here i will open the doors for you to see what’s happening and behind the scenes. How i test it and show you the result you always dreamed of.
I decided to test web hosting companies and show you the facts and thus it will be easy for you to make a buying decision.
How Do I Choose The Best Web Hosting Provider?
Various factors affect your hosting so i need to test those one by one for you, so you can just go ahead with your best hosting partner.
Search for the web hosting company to be tested
The first process is to find the potential web hosting companies and find their hosting packages for beginners and experienced users as well.
You can find a lot of hosting companies these days but a few have been around for years, and some new companies have come up with extra ordinary hosting performance. It is easy for you to get confused.
Selecting a hosting company for the test is also a crucial decision by itself (because as hosting accounts increases, it’s huge financial burden on me as well to maintain those accounts). I decided to go for the top players and some new companies as well.
Sign up for the hosting account with hosting company
You cannot compare these many hosting company accounts without having accounts with each one of them, for a beginner like you it is not possible to have several accounts and test it individually.
I sign up for you by opening up our wallet, get accounts ready so that we can test the sign up process, what they up-sell is there any hidden charges, what payment options available etc…
I will show you how to sign up for a hosting account for each one of them, so you can also sign up easily.
Set up identical test sites on each web host account i signed up for
Web hosting performance is not identical for every hosting company, especially the speed the first byte downloaded from website to your browser and the customer support – how they handle those tough times, how helpful is the support team etc.
To get exact figure for above factors you need same copies of websites to be hosted in each web hosting account. Therefore, i decided to host exact same copy of default WordPress installations maintained in each hosting account i purchased.
Now with same copies of blog ready, i can test for the speed, the up time, help and support from the hosting customer care easily and compare it with other hosting providers and finally share it here for you.
I test shared servers now, which is preferred by most beginner users to host their blog. I am planning to compare VPS and dedicated server as well here very soon.
I am sure you are here because you are unsure about which host you should go for right? but some of you have some favorite hosting company in mind but don’t know about their performance. You can check the specific host review and rating test here.
If you are unsure about a specific hosting company then you can check our real test stats. Which have best performance ratings and which are more reliable etc…
Testing for the server speed
If your web hosting is slow, it can affect you, your users, your google rankings, your business and your bottom line. Nobody likes to use a slow website.
I test web hosts for their speed, so you know their performance before you buy!
Read more about what happens when you make the wrong hosting choice.
Here you will find the graphs and charts showing the identical website load time from different parts of the world. The loaded websites are identical thus you can make sure the speed test result are more accurate.
Testing for the server up-time
If your site goes down, your potential customers will not be able to view your new offers, blog posts or view products and services on your website.
Here i test web server up time regularly, so you can keep on checking it every day so that you end up choosing the reliable web host for your blog or website.
The hosting provider you choose should take every precaution to ensure maximum up-time. While no web host can guarantee 100 percent up-time, it should offer at least 99 percent up-time on average.
Test for customer support
You know the internet never sleeps. Therefor look for a provider that offers excellent customer support. Hosting providers may claim they offer 24-7 support, but this will not guarantee you will receive fast, knowledgeable service.
I test the response of the customer support staff of each company so you can be sure before committing to any long term hosting contract.
Final thoughts before you choosing a web hosting provider
Cost should not be your only consideration – “you get what you pay for.” As a business, you cannot afford to experience extended downtime. Basic shared web hosting is great if your site is generating only a small amount of traffic. Do not go for what i say here see the test results by yourself and make purchase decision.
On the other hand, if you’re selling products or generating a large amount of traffic, then a dedicated or managed hosting provider is a far better choice. It will cost more upfront, but will be more reliable in the long run.
Good reputation is essential for every hosting provider – Once you have narrow down some hosting companies based on your requirements and my test results, the next step is to go for a host with a top-notch reputation and performance.
I do an overall background check like how long the company has been in business along with real factor tests before giving you my final result.
Check page speed factors of each hosting provider.
Check hosting provider up-time factor.
Check how helpful is the hosting provider.