Hello, and welcome to HostPeek! I present to you my web hosting comparisons site, that can help you in ways that no other site can. I know that time is always in short supply, and this introductory page shouldn't take you more than a couple of minutes to read.
* As proved by Pingdom based reports. The higher the value, the better.
** Calculated as the average of applications run times (joomla, phpbb, wordpress). The lower the value, the better.
*** Calculated as an average of the bimonthly download speed tests. The higher the value, the better.
---- All are based on the available data (11 to 22 months, depending on the host). Check the charts and figures pages to find detailed, up-to-date information.
As you've probably already noticed, the hosts presented on this site are some of the ones that are most often professed as best webhosting providers, with some of the largest customer
bases, and equally sized marketing budgets. If you've been looking for
hosting you've probably heard about some of them already, maybe you've
even seen their ads on TV. But how does that high visibility translate
into service quality? Do their promises have anything to do with the
reality of facts? How do their services compare to each another?
created Hostpeek.com to answer those questions with real data rather
than hype. If you're tired of the hundreds of "top hosts" websites that
inaccurate, uninformative, random looking, unverifiable or
intentionally misleading web hosting rankings, or tired of sites that
only try to sell you a hosting service and provide you with information
that was simply copied from the hosts' websites, you'll be glad to see
that HostPeek.com is totally different. It allows you to actually take
a peek at web hosting companies'
services, revealing servers' evolution over time.
as if you had tried all these hosts yourself and now you're looking
back at the results, because what I do is sign-up for an
account with each hosting company as an inconspicuous customer. Then,
with the help of monitoring software and services, I measure how fast
some of the popular applications run on their servers (a blog, a
content management system and a forum), keep track of various pertinent
variables, monitor uptime etc.
access very detailed information about each
host using the links in the "Charts and figures" menu, so that you
can make your own judgments. Also, for your convenience, a set of
rankings and average figures is presented on this very page, and
updated monthly. It will help you make some easy, fast comparisons.
Guide and FAQs articles provide detailed answers and instructions on
how all of the data should be interpreted. In them you'll even find
some self-critiques on the project. Yes, I don't claim perfection.
Perfection is merely an ideal, thus my advice to you is to be
reasonable. Be a realist. That's exactly what's presented on this site:
reality, as it is being experienced on a regular customer account, at a
number of hosts.
If you like the site, you can help the site survive and grow by spreading the word about it. Please mention it
in your blog or tweeter, link to it, or even just mention it to a friend
who might need it. Also, don't forget there's a comments section at the end of the articles where you can add your own short review etc.
Thank you, and good luck finding the right host for your needs! I sincerely hope that Hostpeek.com will be of real use to you!