It hard to know how to choose a good web hosting company, we have made a list of companies you must avoid at all costs.
Have you heard of Bluehost, Hostgator, Hostmonster?
I bet you have, those web hosting services are all owned by a certain company named : Endurance International Group (EIG) Hosting
Their servers quality are the worst and it goes the same for the support they provide.
For your reference here’s a listing of all of the brands and hosting companies EIG owns.
A Small Orange
Berry Information Systems
Cloud by IX
IX Web Hosting
Networks Web Hosting
World Wide Web Hosting
They own 70+ web hosting companies.
EIG focuses on buying web hosting companies which helps them increase their customer base. The acquired companies continue to operate under their established brand names and do not try to publicize that they are owned by EIG, which can result in the following scenario:
- A dissatisfied customer leaves EIG host number 1 and goes in search of a new host.
- The customer searches for the term best web host on Google and comes across top 10 lists consisting of mostly other EIG hosting brands (unbeknownst to the customer).
- The customer decides to go with EIG host number 2. The end result is EIG has not lost this customer!
- Rinse and repeat, until the customer does some more in depth research, and discovers a list of all EIG web hosting companies.
We also don’t recommend “Godaddy”, all our customers that use them had bad experience with their services and customer support.
Avoiding Disappointment: Non EIG Hosting (Choose a Web Host Not Owned by EIG)
Don’t worry there are still a lot of reliable hosting companies, you can check the web hosting companies we recommend or check this article to learn more about web hosting companies.