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Alessio Leo

Rated SiteGround 9.6
Jul. 28, 2016

Jenn Lindstorm

Rated Hostwinds 9.6
Jul. 27, 2016

Jeffrey Schrimmer

Rated DreamHost 4.0
Jul. 27, 2016

Mike Freeman

Rated HostPapa 10
Jul. 27, 2016

Lohante Mateush

Rated GigaPros 9.6
Jul. 27, 2016

Mohinder Kimar

Rated Go4hosting 2.0
Jul. 27, 2016

henry ray

Rated Host1Plus 10
Jul. 27, 2016

Zrathex DC

Rated Digital Ocean 9.6
Jul. 27, 2016

Marcus Gibrioni

Rated DediCa 8.8
Jul. 26, 2016

Atul Chaudhary

Rated DialWebHosting 10
Jul. 26, 2016

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Latest User Reviews

Alessio Leo

Great service

Jul. 28, 2016 | by Alessio Leo about SiteGround
9.6
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10

Great service, plans, and most importantly the customer service. Prices are a bit higher than competitors sometimes, but i understand the reason. also they often offer a special discount.

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Jenn Lindstorm

trustworthy service

Jul. 27, 2016 | by Jenn Lindstorm about Hostwinds
9.6
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8

Everything they've promised on their website was fully delivered to me with my plan. My uptime is higher than their guaranteed and as a customer I am 100% satisfied. When I had questions about DNS config they've done everything for me in a quick manner.

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Jeffrey Schrimmer

choose an alternative company, not good news.

Jul. 27, 2016 | by Jeffrey Schrimmer about DreamHost
4.0
  • Reliability 6
  • Pricing 6
  • User Friendly 2
  • Support 2
  • Features 4

Look at the positive reviews, they almost read like canned responses right? I would question if they were true reviews or a purchased reviewer program. We chose this hosting company nearly 4.5 years ago to host several of our sites. During our tenure we went from virtual servers, shared servers and dedicated servers. Each time upgrading based on...

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Mike Freeman

Very good wordpress web host and Google Apps

Jul. 27, 2016 | by Mike Freeman about HostPapa
10
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10

We have been using host papa for our wordpress websites for a couple of year. They are excellent with friendly, timely and quality technical support. I highly recommend using them to my friends and family. We also switched over our email from the free email to Google Apps which has been a great decision. They helped with migration for a small fee w...

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Lohante Mateush

Good Uptime, Fast Speed + helpful support

Jul. 27, 2016 | by Lohante Mateush about GigaPros
9.6
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 8
  • Support 10
  • Features 10

I have looked through various web hosting providers with servers located in US (I compared over 15 web hosts - I spent over 1 week to choose the best one for my wordpress blog). Gigapros plans impressed me with the price and features. I contact them, their sales rep explained me everything and found really good hosting package for my needs. Tech ...

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Mohinder Kimar

Worst Service

Jul. 27, 2016 | by Mohinder Kimar about Go4hosting
2.0
  • Reliability 2
  • Pricing 2
  • User Friendly 2
  • Support 2
  • Features 2

My VPS was suspended 2 times in a month, without any reason and notifications. Account manager neither lift the call nor revert to any email. What a bunch of very very unprofessional people. The support guys are unable to write a proper word, then god knows what they will be doing.  Does not know how to speak to the client, disconnected the call in...

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henry ray

Great help

Jul. 27, 2016 | by henry ray about Host1Plus
10
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10

I have used host1plus more than 1 years. It provides great service.I had a trouble at a few weeks ago,then I send a email to the support. and I got the reply in three hour. It's very fast. At last, the support team solved my problem in time, thanks guys~

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Zrathex DC

DigitalOcean Feedback

Jul. 27, 2016 | by Zrathex DC about Digital Ocean
9.6
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 8
  • Features 10

Hello! I must say this is the best VPS service I have ever bought from. They deliver the best of the best and the price is just amazing for what you buying for. If you feel you need something that runs 24/7 without any errors, then this is the thing for you! The support is a little slow for reply, but it is a professional support.

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Emma Cane

great experience

Jul. 26, 2016 | by Emma Cane about Hostwinds
9.6
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 8

My experience with Hostwinds has been great so far. I believe they are one of the best hosts available in the market because of their responsive support and truly guaranteed uptime of servers and networking. Loading speed and file accessibility is high because they use SSD which means higher I/O of discs. Support is nice to me and reply on my quest...

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Marcus Gibrioni

Good service

Jul. 26, 2016 | by Marcus Gibrioni about DediCa
8.8
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 8
  • Features 8

I use Dedica services (XEN-1000 Ca) for two years. Satisfied the quality of service and reliability of service. Support is very responsive and fast, always help to solve the difficult problem for me to set up the server. Free and very fast moved several sites on different CMS. I liked it. With Dedica me all perfectly, that even thought I do not h...

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No matter how superbly built your website is, something will eventually go wrong. That’s when support really comes in handy.

We test out all the support options a host provides—by phone, live chat, tickets, etc. We then present our findings to you clearly and concisely. Does the service tend to frustrate customers with long waits? We’ll let you know. Are they U.S. based or not? Again, we’ll have the answer. And most importantly, we’ll let you know if they can actually fix your problem!

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We will detail the features each hosting company offers, tell you if they are good or not, and if the company actually provides what they offer.

No feature is left unturned: from bandwidth capabilities, email accounts, website builders, even shopping carts—we research all the features of each web host. Drop by Host Tracer whenever you need a quick glance over all the best known hosts and which features each one offers.

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The sticker price doesn’t tell the full story. We do the homework so you don’t have to—then give you the straight story.

We help you understand all the factors that go into pricing: things like startup costs, renewal fees, add-on prices, hidden fees, discount possibilities, and whether or not the host company truly offers a money-back guarantee.

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Reliability

Your web host must be reliable. If it’s not, your business could lose thousands of dollars.

Error pages cause frustration in your visitors and chase them away. That’s why we look beyond the uptime percentages a host claims by running tests to look into user feedback so that you’ll get a well-rounded, dependable idea of how reliable a host actually is. You can count on us to do the dirty work

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Speed

Practically every web host claims to have fast speeds for their customers. But are they telling you the truth?

We test the speed of every web host we review. Nobody has time to check host speeds so we do it for you. You will get the results in each review so you can include speed in your web host decision process.

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User Friendliness

We check how easy (or difficult) it is to set up your hosting account with each web host. Because going live fast & easy is the most important thing.

For starters, do they offer the typical cPanel you are mostly familiar with? Or does the web host offer something less familiar? How easily can you implement the common tools? We will include a user friendly focus with every single review. That’s our way of being user friendly…we cover all the bases for you.

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