How do we test and evaluate web hosting services?
While the reliability of a website is one of the most important factors, it is extremely difficult to assess it yourself before you pay to open an account. Fortunately, there are unbiased online services on the web that can measure the reliability of any website with little effort. We use Pingdom ™ to determine the average percentage of availability of a particular website hosting service.
Sustainable and stable functionality is excellent quality, but you also want your website to open quickly. We measure the speed characteristics of web hosting services using Pingdom ™’s Average Response Time parameter. If all other things are the same, this value gives a clear indication of how fast a particular website hosting provider is.
Easy to handle
Many people underestimate the importance of ease of use and prefer a lower price or a higher bandwidth. However, wasting valuable time every day struggling through non-intuitive menus can ultimately result in far more serious losses. We create an account with each website hosting provider and perform a number of general tasks to determine which web hosts offer the simplest solutions.
While bandwidth and storage space seem to be the key factors when comparing functions, other functions that a web host offers should not be neglected either. Our specialists find that every company has its own requirements for functions and services. You simply list the functions of a web hosting company and leave the choice up to you.
Instead of a direct price comparison, we conduct a more in-depth analysis that includes payment options, refund and money-back options, billing terms, and other pricing details. Since prices can vary widely, it’s also important to calculate cost-effectiveness: what you get for your money.
Even if your web host works like magic, you will probably need technical support sooner or later. Lightning-fast support, live chat and an online ticket system are standard for many companies. But which hosts really offer the support they promise? We test the response time and quality of responses to requests we send to the web host. We also check whether they provide auxiliary materials and reference information.