These days I’ve been having a string of annoying moments on the internet, hence this post series: “Internet Annoyances.”
I’d like to start with the matter of web hosting reviews because I really need to find a reliable web hosting provider. I have several new projects on stand-by due to lack of a place to host the corresponding sites. I do know a good Brazilian web hosting service; in fact I keep a few sites hosted there. But their service is a bit more expensive than it should be, and the amount of disk space and bandwidth they offer is quite frustrating. As this is the case with all Brazilian web hosts I’ve ever heard of, I thought I might try a foreigner service. But which one?
Of course I’ve tried to find reviews via Google, various webmaster/web hosting forums and several websites. The only thing I’ve learned for sure was that most web hosting reviews sound suspicious, to say the least. It’s pretty obvious that the reviewers are affiliated to some of the service providers and, as expected, will do what they can to sell some hosting packages. I can’t really blame them. I like money too, and I’d be very happy if I could earn some bucks by promoting such services. What annoys me is the fact that many people aren’t honest enough as to sincerely state that they praise this or that web host mainly because those are their sponsors.
Could anyone please, pretty please, direct me to a site or blog where I can find some unbiased web hosting reviews? Would you like to recommend any services (or warn me to stay away from certain companies)? Any help would be highly appreciated. :)
Oh, in case you’re wondering, I’m looking for a web host that:
– allows multiple domains in a single account;
– doesn’t charge any set up or hidden fees;
– has a good customer service;
– preferably takes monthly payments (instead of yearly ones);
– offers at least 5GB of disk space and 300GB of bandwidth.
But I’m open to suggestions that don’t necessarily fit in this short list. Please, help me find a proper web shelter for my ideas. ;-) And if you’re going to recommend me a web host you’re affiliated with, at least make it clear, all right? Thanks in advance.
P.S.: The next post in the “Internet Annoyances” series will deal with a MyBlogLog issue.