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Best Hosting Company (ies) - Jul 2014

RANK COMPANY NAME YEAR FOUNDED REVENUE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ACTIVE CLIENTS CLIENT RETENTION RATE PRICING CLIENTS Composite score based on criterias and quality of work observed.
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Hosting company offers variety of hosting options depending on projects and website plans. Flexible options or dedicated, no-budge hosting options. Company's historical record in maintaining the up-time of it's network. The company offers a variety of hosting features to it's customers. Company has proven stability and will be in business for next 2, 5 or 10 years. Firm's ability and willingness to quickly resolve and mitigate customer issue. Change in Rank Indicates shift in rank from previous month's rank.
1st Award
Webfusion

Uxbridge, Greater London Leslie Bunder 44-845450_2580 Visit Webfusion File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
1997 Over $5 million Above 100 64 93% H Dell, Blue Arc, intel, GlobalSign
100%
100 100 100 100 100 +1 More Info
2nd Award
UK-2 Limited

London, London Bo Bendtsen 44-2081442_201. Visit UK-2 Limited File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
1998 Over $5 million Above 100 60+ 90% M Confidential
99.6%
100 99 100 100 99 +3 More Info
3rd Award
123-reg.co.uk

Uxbridge, Greater London Confidential 44-8454502_310. Visit 123-reg.co.uk File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2010 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 87 90% H Bloomsbury, London WC1, denique.co.uk, shinyshack.com, free-link-excha nge.co.uk
99.4%
100 99 100 98 100 NC More Info
4
1and1.co.uk

Slough, Berkshire Oliver Mauss 44-8443351_211 Visit 1and1.co.uk File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
1992 Over $5 million Above 100 100+ 98% H Adobe, Parallels, UK Online, mTLD
99%
97 99 100 99 100 NC More Info
5
Host Clear by justhost.com

Phoenix, USA Paul Wilson 888-321-_9707 Visit Host Clear by justhost.com File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2008 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 87 92% M Enom, ClientExec, WHMCS
98.8%
99 98 100 98 99 -4 More Info
6
HostPapa

London, London Anthony Opalchuk 44-800051_7126 Visit HostPapa File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2005 Under $250,000 11 - 25 200+ 90% M internet-dish.com, ragdoll-kittens.org, nealedesigns.co.uk
98.4%
99 98 97 100 98 NC More Info
7
Cloud Next Limited

Derby, Derbyshire Brian Dollamore 44-800019_8867 Visit Cloud Next Limited File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2009 Under $250,000 1 - 10 20+ 88% H nominet, Ripe NCC, Direct Debit, Delta
98.2%
100 98 99 98 96 NC More Info
8
iPage

Burlington, USA Eric E. Schmidt 877-472-_4399 Visit iPage File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
1998 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 68 98% M CharityVillageM all.com, hosting-review.com, bgtruckpart.com
97.8%
98 99 96 99 97 NC More Info
9
Just Host

Phoenix, USA Sophy Gasson 888-755-7_585 Visit Just Host File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2008 $250,000 - $999,000 11 - 25 37 90% H Confidential
97.6%
96 98 96 98 100 NC More Info
10
Dataflame Internet Services Ltd

Christchurch, Dorset Duncan Knapper 44-203137_3636 Visit Dataflame Internet Services Ltd File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2002 Under $250,000 1 - 10 50+ 90% L Plesk, redhat, intel, debian
97.2%
96 98 96 100 96 NC More Info

Evaluation Criteria for Hosting

Bestwebdesignagencies.com, the independent authority on web design and development agencies, recognizes the best hosting companies in the industry. Companies that are listed on bestwebdesignagencies.com have gone through a meticulous evaluation process to determine rock solid hosting providers based on criteria created specifically for trusted hosting companies. This often times includes a review of the company portfolio and contacting clients to obtain relevant information. At the end of the process, the top companies are ranked.

bestwebdesignagencies.com identifies the best hosting vendors based on the following five key areas: Variance, Uptime, Features, Stability, and Service.

We first assess the variance of plans that a hosting company offers.  Does the vendor offer generic packages or plans that meet the needs of businesses of various sizes and their specific needs?

Uptime is another component that is reviewed in which we evaluate the rates at which the hosting server is online.  What kind of technology is in place to monitor and handle uptime and outages?

Next we look at the features that are offered by the hosting service with their plans. How effective and efficient are the hosting tools provided to the user? How much control does the user have over the administrative side of hosting?

Stability of the vendor is another important factor that is reviewed.  Is the company secure and going to be around for a long time or will the clients need to go through the painful experience of moving their site to a new hosting company?

Lastly, we evaluate the service provided by the vendor. Is customer support available 24/7? When you work with customer support, how technically capable are the associates to assist with the various needs and questions? How responsive is the support team to complete the work that is requested?

General Queries

  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).

 

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  • How fast is the hosting provider at answer any questions which you may have?
  • Have you experienced any downtime with the hosting provider? If so, for how long?