We tested each web host with a particular idea in mind: finding the services that we'd be most comfortable recommending to a new user.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 5, 2009
NextAdvisor.com, a leading source of reviews for consumer services, has launched its Web Hosting Reviews and Comparisons, designed to help consumers choose the best place to host their web site. Specifically created with the first-time buyer in mind, the reviews are written to give customers an idea of what they can expect from the web hosting experience.
"While there are a number of web hosting comparison sites out there, most are not made for the beginner; it's too much information for someone looking to host their first website," said NextAdvisor.com Technical Editor, Kent Hall. "We tested each web host with a particular idea in mind: finding the services that we'd be most comfortable recommending to a new user."
The new reviews and comparisons look at plan prices and ease-of-use, as well as which components are included and how easy they are to install. As with all of NextAdvisor.com's reviews, a special emphasis is put on the quality of the technical support. Among other things, the review process involved signing up for a dozen web hosts, registering a domain, using the web host's site creators, uploading popular blogging and shopping cart software, installing an 83 megabyte test site and contacting the customer service reps.
Coupled with the release of the new reviews and comparisons, NextAdvisor.com is also launching "A Guide to Working with cPanel", a customer-focused tutorial covering the first steps in working with the popular web host interface.
"We want people to be able to be up and running with their web host immediately," said Hall. "A lot of these web hosts use an interface called cPanel. It can control all aspects of your site, but for someone who just got into web hosting, it's like being thrown in the deep end of the pool."
The guide helps new users setup their new email accounts, and get familiar with the installation of Wordpress, the popular blogging program. NextAdvisor.com plans on releasing additional guides to help users through other aspects of web site creation and management. "A Guide to Working with cPanel" joins a number of guides NextAdvisor.com has produced to accompany its review offerings, including "How To Recover from a Lost or Stolen iPhone" and a "MySpace Identity Theft Protection Guide."
NextAdvisor.com provides independent reviews and comparisons of financial, self-improvement and personal technology services for consumers. The company's mission is to help consumers save money and improve their lives by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers and a clear explanation of each service and how it works. The company currently reviews, compares and explains many different types of services including credit report and monitoring, identity theft protection, voice over IP, diet plans, DVD rental and movie download, online education, online tax preparation, online backup, Internet security software, credit cards and web hosting.