Hosting Company Review

The Hosting Company Review website is a true independent review site aimed at consumers that are using the services of hosting companies and we offer the facility for unbiased reviews.

Hosting providers such as 123-Reg, Fast Hosts, GoDaddy, Just Host, Peer 1 Hosting, Pixel Internet, RackSpace and UK2 Net are currently reviewed but we are adding more. If you wish to review a website that is not listed here please contact us.

Hosting UK

A website operating from the UK should be using for best performance and rankings a UK based hosting company. Often the cheaper the hosting the more likely it is that the hosting is not going to be in the UK.

How do I find a geographical location from an IP Address?

To do this go to:- http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/web-sites-on-web-server/

Enter the website URL as the remote address and you will get a list of all the domains hosted on the same web server and the IP address.

Now go to: http://www.topwebhosts.org/tools/ip-locator.php

Enter the IP address in the IP location Search and you be provided with the details of the hosting location.

How To Choose a Hosting Company

Choosing a hosting company is not always easy due to the large number of hosting companies offering what they class as the best hosting available. Hosting comes in all different price ranges with all different types of hosting packages and not all hosting packages will be value for money. Every website needs a different type of hosting as each website is unique. Do you have a static website or a content managed site with database or even an e commerce website that requires large resources.

When looking at hosting providers you should look for a money back guarantee, as this offers you the benefit that if you are unhappy then you can get your money back.

Customer technical support is important, look for reviews of hosting companies to see if people have left positive responses about the technical support. It is critical to know you can get help when you need it.

One quick easy check is to ring the hosting company telephone number and see if someone answers. If there is a response then where do you think the call is being answered, if the company suggests that they are a UK based hosting company then do you get UK based support.

Most hosting companies will buy an off-the-shelf control panel to manage your hosting service. These hosting control panels are either really good or really bad and they really do differ.

Hosting Control Panel

Control Panel Hosting

Look for the control panel that gives you control and extra features.

123-reg

 Fasthosts

Make Your Domain Private To Hide Your Personal Details

What this option does is protect people being able to locate the address of the registered person which is useful if you do not want spam and problems.

Domain Name Hiding My Address

There are also difference’s in the hosting companys domain management such as 123 Reg, one of the largest domain name registrars and there layout for domain name management is below:-

123-reg Control Panel Navigation Guide

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