While searching on the Web for cheap US hosting review documents, I noticed that many of these sites are written by professionals specialized in the technical aspects of web hosting. So, my first impression was trustworthiness. However, there was not so much spontaneity in their writings, it was more cool technical jargon. It surprised me that I hardly found opinions written by customers themselves with first hand experience which could be something I can trust. After a while I realized that, if only the pieces written by knowledgeable people are ranking in the top search results, it means that they probably have the assistance of SEO experts. Now I understand why the search results for the term affordable US web hosting opinions produces the results that I saw. And that's not ideal because many of these sites earn money, either because they are affiliates/resellers or they charge hosting companies for advertising on their popular websites. My advice here is to skip these results because they can be biased and therefore may not be trustworthy. And I presume that the web hosting providers who pay the highest advertising expenses or commissions, likely rank at the top in sites that recommend their services. This possibly makes them not so reliable so it might be better to skip them. The same is valid for comparison documents. Better go your own way so you can find honest and genuine stories you can rely on.
Web host reviews written by American customers.
While digging deeper, I noticed that I found some more evaluations and experiences by customers that seemed to be real. However, what I missed in many opinions were details such as dates, how many years they had been a customer, when they cancelled their account if it was cancelled, was it a WordPress blog or another kind of site, names of support personnel, more detailed technical information on the issues they had experienced etc. More and more I started to get the idea that some of these personal experiences could be fake ones. Could it be that hosting businesses pay for fabricated recommendations in order to convince more clients into opening an account with them? Some more research seemed to confirm my suspicion. The experiences I had been reading about, looked like the same value as the reviews written by experts, but in a different way: a lack of details. This makes searching for quality website host evaluations likely an intimidating task. Check the image below for an example of a company asking for client stories.
Possible solution on how to find low priced website hosting reviews in the US.
And now the question is of course: if expert evaluations of web space providers, comparisons and customer opinions are not always truthful, then what can be trusted? Is there a waterproof way to find out what the best hosting service is for my personal needs and/or technical requirements? Should I just ignore the counterfeit information that can be found online and choose a provider with a website that looks good combined with low pricing and then just see how it goes, hoping that my guess was correct? The advantage of this system is that you can save a lot of time and energy. On the other hand, the disadvantage is obviously that it is, simultaneously, a possible road to problems such as, maybe, incompetent support or downtime.
Part of the solution could be that you simply don't search for the opinions of others and for comparisons because it seems that approximately 50 percent is fake. You should however also not follow the easy way and simply choose the first company that crosses your path on the Internet. This still leaves us with the question what is a good and reliable method to find that ideal service? Most likely a smart move in my opinion could be to select preferably a few smaller hosting companies and subsequently test them. Test them by asking difficult questions and see how fast or slow or correct or incorrect their answer is. Compare features and try to find out how complete and true they are. See to it that their offers are not only shared plans since a company with such a limited offering cannot be taken seriously. The host should also offer VPS, semi dedicated servers, dedicated packages and managed hosting servers. And 24/07/365 support should be included as well as Live Chat. These kind of complete services can be considered as professional and they will be indispensable to you in case you need to upgrade your plan. The advantage of this system can be that your chance of success increases. However, the disadvantage may be that it becomes a time consuming task. To make your search for authentic low-cost US web hosting reviews a bit easier I have compiled a list of test questions you could ask candidate-hosts that you find online. These test-questions can be found in the FAQ below.
Questions and answers.
What if your method doesn't work for me or I simply don't have time?
If that's the case there is a good alternative: Focus on the company's account cancellation rate. If you know that percentage, you can skip the bad ones and check out the good boys. Cancellation should be not more than 5 percent. This means that 5 out of every 100 account holders cancels the account. The real shortcut however, is to click the banner at the top of this page and your will probably find what you are looking for.
In general clients will get a more personalized service and it will be easier to customize web hosting packages according to the customer's needs and requirements.
Can you give some examples of difficult questions?
Yes, you could use the following example questions to test providers before making a commitment:
What is the maximum number of sites that you allow on one server and why?
What is your total number of clients?
How much support personnel do you have?
How experienced is your support personnel and what is their educational level?
Is support outsourced?
If outsourced, where or to whom?
Is your company a reseller?
How old is your company?
Are you owned by a parent company and, if so, what is the name?
How secure will my websites be?
Do you have the CPanel Control Panel and if not, why not?
Why do you say that everything is unlimited while it actually isn't?
What is your maximum bandwidth?
What is your maximum web space?
How much do I pay for exceeding bandwidth or disk space?
What is your average monthly downtime or uptime?
Is there a Money Back Guarantee and what are the details?
Why should I choose you and not another?
Where is your data center located?
Are you the owner of the data center?
Do you charge a setup fee?
Will my new account be activated instantly and, if not, how long will it take?
How do you handle backups?
What happens when I cancel my account?
Do you help with migration from my current provider to you and how much do you charge for that extra service?
What I have written on this page is not waterproof. It just shows some guidelines for success in your search for a quality account. Finally, I would like to invite you to read the infographic at the top of this article. Clicking it will save you a lot of time because the link will enable you to check out one of the world's best hosting services. The company has the lowest customer cancellation rate which proves that they belong to the top. Below is also a video if you're interested. Thanks for reading and good luck!