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How We Review Web Hosting Companies

At WPShout, we take our web hosting reviews seriously.

We understand that choosing the right hosting provider can be a daunting task, and we want to help make that process easier for our readers. That’s why we have developed a comprehensive methodology for testing and reviewing web hosting companies.

Here’s how we do it…

Since 2009, our team has reviewed 50+ hosting providers


Honest expert reviews

We work with a team of experts who have years of experience in the web hosting industry. They evaluate each hosting company and provide their honest opinions.

Real user feedback

We gather feedback from real users by conducting an annual Hosting Survey, and also by analyzing reviews from various online platforms.

Performance monitoring

We sign up for hosting plans and use them to host our own websites. We continously monitor the uptimes and loading times.

Real-time updates

We regularly update our reviews to ensure that they reflect the most current information available.


To determine what the best web hosting services are at any given time, we look through the popular companies on the market and sign up for the most appealing offers from each company. Next, we do a series of tests:

  1. ⚙️ We set up a standard website on the server and populate it with demo data.
  2. 🏎️ We test the performance of the host – the load times from various locations around the globe.
  3. 🔋 We take note of the uptime/downtime numbers across a period of time.
  4. ⭐ We rate each host based on their price, performance, features available for the price, and user reviews.


One of the most important factors when choosing a web hosting provider is pricing. We make sure to thoroughly review the pricing options of each hosting company we test, including the cost of different plans, any hidden fees, and any discounts that may be available.

CodeinWP hosting plans pricing comparison


At WPShout, we don’t just rely on online research to evaluate a hosting provider’s performance. We actually sign up for hosting plans and use them to host our own websites. We keep track of the uptime and loading times of each provider, and we share our findings with our readers. We also take into account the server locations and network infrastructure of each provider.

You can view the uptime and load times of all our test accounts on our dedicated hosting status page.

WPShout hosting status page


CodeinWP hosting performance monitoring


The features offered by a hosting provider are also crucial to consider. We evaluate the features provided by each hosting company, including the amount of storage and bandwidth, the number of domains allowed, and the availability of tools like website builders and ecommerce platforms.

User Reviews

In addition to online research, we also conduct an annual Hosting Survey (only one in the industry) where we ask real users about their experiences with different hosting providers. We take into account the feedback we receive from our readers and the broader web hosting community to ensure that our reviews are comprehensive and unbiased.

CodeinWP hosting survey

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