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Top Five Hosting Companies
Okay, using the methods outlined below I have made my own list of the best web hosting companies. I recommend that you read on to get information that will help you in making your own decision but I understand that most people aren't patient enough to wait for the list so here it is.
4. Hosting Excellence
5. AN Hosting
What are your needs?
Before starting your search for the best web hosting you should identify what type of hosting you'll need. Perhaps you are looking for a cheap host that provides basic features. If you just want a one to ten page website listing information about your business you should not pay for extra features. On the other hand, you may be planning on adding interactivity to your site. For example, you may need to take orders from your website. In this case the best web hosting for you would probably involve a mid-level hosting company.
Features of the best web hosting companies.
To get the most for your money you should look for hosts that provide PHP, MySQL, Perl, Shopping Cart Software, Autoresponders, Mailing List Programs and as many other items as you can get. You may or may not recognize the items mentioned above, but if you find a host that has them you'll be better off down the road. It is much better to have the features and not need them than to need the features (now or 12 months from now) and not have them. Make sure the host you choose provides top-notch customer service. 24/7 support is ideal but as long as you're sure you can get help when you need it you'll do just fine. You may also be interested in a hosting reseller account.
Don't take their word for it, check them out.
There are many websites you can visit to check out your host. You may want to start with a site that does hosting reviews. The best web hosting companies will be listed near the top of most or all these lists. Check the message boards for experiences by actual customers. Once you zero in on a few hosts, search google or yahoo for each one but add the word "complaint" to your search hostname complaint). Remove any hosts from your list that seem to get excessive complaints.