Originally Posted by john82
Thanks for the replies guys! Food for thought.
Yeah there seem to be endless offers of "Run your own unlimited hosting business for $3 / month".
Woody I agree with you, I hate parting with my money and I would expect independent reviews from existing customers about the service etc. that a host provides.
never take reviews on web hosting forums as gospel as you will find 99.9% of reviews are bad as the only reason people visit forums to post reviews is if they have had a bad experience with a host.
i tend to look at a site and if it has live chat is this ever online or just for show and then if its online ask some very basic simple questions that any host should know and take note of the replies and then if they have a ticket system or email ask the same questions this way and see if they give the same replies,
also check out a whois service to see where the site is actually registered and more important does the whois give details or is hidden, if their whois details are hidden then why what are they hiding