I’ve made it no secret how most web hosting reviews are written and how review sites are operated. Having said that, most hosting review sites do provide a good amount of information on a lot of web hosts that can be found in one place. This gives you the ability to more easily differentiate between multiple hosts you might be choosing between.
One thing that most of these websites won’t tell you is that you should be choosing the best web hosting company for your website. This may not match what website they choose as “the best” out of their reviews. The reason being is that the reviewer will do what they can to push you to sign up for the company that pays them the most.
Don’t get me wrong, some review sites do have a lot of valuable information, especially for those of you who aren’t quite sure what you are going to be doing with your website yet, or just want to see what web hosting is all about. However, those of you who have a plan and know what direction you want to take your website won’t necessarily need the features that the “best” web host on a given review site has to offer.
This is a loose, but perhaps apt analogy. Think of it like getting a car. A single, twenty-something year old gear head who is really into cars isn’t going to want, or need, the same car as a 40 year old mother of three. One will buy a sports car and the other will buy a mini-van or SUV because it’s what their situation dictates. The same concept can be used with web hosting. Figure out what’s best for you and try it out.