Choosing a Web Host November 3, 2006Posted by LearningNerd in Personal.
So many choices! The worst part is that for every great review I read, there’s an equally terrible one. The web hosting plans offered by the biggest companies look too good to be true: tons of disk space, nearly unlimited bandwidth, and an endless list of features all for less than $10 a month!
Take a look at DreamHost, for example. They offer 200 GB of disk space and 2 TB (2,048 GB) of bandwidth for as low as $7.95 a month. Looks like overselling to me, but they do get many great reviews. Then again, some of the great reviews include a coupon code created through the DreamHost Affiliate Program, which has to be one of the most ingenious affiliate progams I’ve seen. Entire websites have been made solely to share these DreamHost Promo Codes, and people have even paid money to advertise them on Google! But DreamHost certainly has its share of bad reviews. Take a look at the horror stories showcased on DreamHost Sucks.
Here’s what I’d like to know: just how bad is DreamHost? Are all overselling web hosts equally as bad? Are there any web hosts that don’t have any terrible reviews? Your input would be much appreciated! For now, I’m relying on the following websites:
The general consensus seems to be that the most reliable web hosts are the smaller companies that don’t offer tons of space. So far, I’m leaning towards Precision Effect. They certainly look like a small company, and I’ve yet to find a single bad review — and trust me, I looked! Of course, that may be because there aren’t many reviews in the first place.
Another small one is MozunkHost. In fact, it’s so small that I haven’t been able to find a single review! Maybe that’s a bit too small.
So, any web host recommendations?