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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.
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?
I've 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 publish fake, 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.
Essentially, it's 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.
You can 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.
The 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.