Over the past month I have found two popular site themes or ideas amongst my clients. Many of them are financial related, I will be doing a three part series this week on credit cards site by the way, and the second popular theme is hosting reviews. I can understand the sudden increase in financial sites, but have been a little surprised in the number of hosting review sites. I have analyzed ten of them in January alone. By comparing all of them I also learned a little something new in regards to hosting. It also brought me to a hosting review site that has figured out the same thing I did, not all hosting sites are the same, and they should really not be generalized.
Common Hosting Review Sites
So we know all hosting sites are not the same, they offer different packages, different prices, and different customer services. What we often forget, or don’t even realize, is that many hosting companies are geared for a specific audience. They could be specialized for bloggers, e-commerce sites, gaming sites, or anything really. Imagine a typical blogger. Do they really need a host that offers free SSL certificates, or dedicated servers. They want to know what’s best for hosting a blog. Who has the best software, what are the lowest prices, do they support php? What I have found looking at several hosting review sites, is that they commonly omit this concept.
The review sites are catering to a general audience. Only a few of them review hosting sites based on specific niche, and when they do, it’s typically just one. Then I found one site that didn’t forget that there is more than one kind of hosting company, WebHostingSearch.com. Web Hosting Search nicely breaks down the reviews by niche making it easy to pick the right plan.
Reviews by Hosting Types:
- Cheap Hosting
- WordPress Hosting
- eCommerce Hosting
- Reseller Hosting
- Virtual Private Servers
- Dedicated Servers
They have reviews for each type, and if you are still just looking for a generic server they have reviews on those as well, see getting shared web hosting. For those of you looking to support your small business with a website, I had to do a little digging, but they have reviews for you as well, see business website hosting. There is no reason to be paying higher prices for a server that is ten times you need, even if it was rated number one overall. Find the kind that is rated best for for your needs, and then look for the best price.
Web Hosting Search
So why name your site Web Hosting Search when you are a hosting review site? It’s their search function that’s why. They have an advanced search page where you could border line build your own server. As a webmastser setting up a new domain, you can simply go to their advanced search page, check all the different options that you may need, and they will give you the best results of their current 143 different types of hosting plans researched. This is an intense form, and you should have no excused about picking the wrong plan afterwards.