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Tips For Comparing Hosting ProvidersWhen comparing hosting providers, it can be minefield of information and tricks to get you to sign up with a particular company. One of the most important factors to remember is there are no best providers. If there was everyone would be using that company, right? Many so called comparison sites claim to have compared hundreds of hosting providers to bring you the very best. They haven't, its all based on lies. The companies on their lists may be very good. But they also have very big marketing budgets which influence who is the top of the lists.
So how can you find the best hosting provider?Tip 1. Be prepared to do some research: We're not taking about spending hours in front of the screen researching and comparing. Its about drawing up a short list of providers and choosing the one that best suits your needs. Its important to remember though there are no best web hosting, top 10 or anything similar. If you want an easy quick fix to finding a provider and don’t want to put in the time and effort. I've personally used the following UK web hosts : Dataflame, Heart Internet and VidaHost (our current provider) and would recommend any one of them.
Tip 2. Know your requirements:
- If your site is new. A small business website or blog site. Keep it simple a shared hosting provider will be suitable for most. You can always upgrade later if your site grows too large and most providers will help you move too.
- If you are planning on running particular software make sure it is suitable for the plan that you are choosing. A good example for this is many ecommerce sites run on Magento, generally this is not suited for a shared host. You will need to look at a dedicated or VPS server. Read our guide Magento on a Shared Provider.
- Do you need a certain amount of web space or bandwidth?
- How much support will you require.
- Create a short list of providers you want to choose and read reviews on each provider.