Originally Posted by susansee
Do you think it would help to choose the largest hosting companies? Are they less likely to be bought out? Some of the hosting companies my clients chose were small, independent businesses. Do I steer them away from the smaller sized options?
you have to carry out plenty of research.
you look at a large company they may have 1000 + staff and some may be students that have little or no training, so you have lost the personal touch, as you are just a number and $ to them and if they give you bad service and you leave it will mean nothing to them.
A small independent business may be a 1 man band, so 1 person (owner) who handles everything, you will get a personal touch and they will bend over backwards to help and assist you. You may not get 24/7 live support as everyone needs sleep.
but you can get both bad and good service from any sized host