Hi, my name is James and I created Top 10 Website Hosting to offer something different to all the other so called “review” sites giving you false and misleading information.
When I was searching for a web host I was often given advice by so called “experts” and no concentrate evidence that the hosts they were promoting were actually any good. After hours of research I’d finally pick a provider and move all my content, files and databases across (this takes hours!).
After doing all this I then would sit back and pray it was the right choice. However response and up-times were just not good enough and then I’d get on the phone to the support and wait ages for a reply. For what seemed like eternity I was finally got a reply who didn’t have a clue on what the solution was. For me this was a nightmare and I never wanted to make the same mistake…
This wasn’t the only time that it’s happened. I’d try other web hosts and experience similar problems.
Does this sound familiar?
I then decided to carry out some tests. I’d sign up for each host using my own credit card and test the response, up-time and customer service waiting times for myself. It was as simple as that.
Here’s some of the things affected by your web hosting.
- The loading speed of your website, which can turn a curious visitor into either a paying customer or someone who closes your site because the loading speed is too slow.
- Your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) ranking efforts for the keyword you want to be found for can be affected as well. A slow server response time and a site that’s constantly down will tank your SERP (Search Engine Ranking Pages) position considerably.
- The uptime and speed at which content is delivered from your site. If you have a site that’s image heavy, you don’t want visitors waiting on those images to load. You also want to make sure you have 100% uptime, which some hosts provide but they usually guarantee 99.9% uptime just in case there is downtime.
When you’re shopping for the host of your website, there’s a few things you can look for to spot bad hosting companies.
Customer Service – The first thing you might notice is that the company doesn’t offer 24/7 live support. A company that only offers ticket support usually has slow response times and what happens if you have downtime? How long will it take for customer support to tend to your site and restore it?
Negative Reviews – If you scour the internet, you can find negative reviews for almost any company but when you find a company that has an overwhelming number of negative reviews, you might want to say no to that one and keep looking.
Terrible Design – Any company that specializes in web hosting should have a flawless and solid website design of their own. Do you trust a company that hosts websites that has no idea how to run one of their own or come up with a unique design?
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