Maidenhead, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 15, 2009 -- Finding a good web hosting provider can be extremely difficult, because there are so many web hosts to choose from. Plus, there are tons of resources designed to help people choose a good web hosting company, from word of mouth recommendations and forum posts, to hosting review sites and customer testimonials. Here are a few tips to help you figure out which web hosting provider to choose.
First, if your website is targeting visitors or customers based in England, Wales, Ireland, or Scotland, then you should choose a UK web hosting provider. If you choose a hosting provider with servers or offices located in another country, then you will have to worry about slower load times for your website, fluctuating exchange rates, and time zone differences.
So, how exactly should you go about choosing a reliable and affordable uk web hosting company? Forum posts from current and previous customers of a web hosting company can provide you with useful feedback, but it is easy for employees of a web hosting company to write forum posts purporting to be their own customers (or customers of their competition). Unfortunately, this means forum posts are not always a reliable source of information about a company. You can also rely on reviews from web hosting review sites, but it also fairly easy for the staff members of a hosting company to write fraudulent reviews.
A lot of web hosting providers will have a section on their website full of customer testimonials. These are usually more reliable than forum posts or review sites, but you should realise that most web hosting companies will only publish positive customer testimonials. So, if you can't rely on forum posts, review sites, or customer testimonials, then where can you get advice on choosing a reliable and affordable web hosting provider?
If you're looking for a UK web hosting company, then you should ask for recommendations from anyone you know with a website who uses a web hosting UK based company. Word of mouth recommendations are most likely the most reliable source of feedback for products and service, so you should make use of them if you can.