If you are thinking about picking a web hosting company after reading online reviews, you better think again. There are a lot of web hosting companies that are sponsoring their own reviews and what else can their reviewers write except high praises and a few well thought out critiques?
It is important to take a critical view when reading a web hosting review in order to discern writers intention or if you are not inclined to, you better not read them at all. In this article, let me present some tips on how to read reviews critically and see if they are honest or not. Here they are:
1. Consider the reason for the review
The first step in determining if the review is an honest one is to consider the reason for writing the review. If the reviewer’s website is full of advertisements of the web hosting company being reviewed, then you can easily tell why the review has been written in the first place.
2. Be reasonably suspicious of the review
You need to maintain a critical mindset when reading a review. Is it to flattering or too critical? Sometimes it’s good to maintain a good middle ground between this types of reviews but that in itself is also tricky because some reviewers are getting better at their trade and can throw in some gracious criticisms as well.
3. Don’t trust unnamed reviewers
That’s right, you should never trust an unnamed reviewer. Why in the first place are you going to trust somebody who doesn’t have the guts to put his name on the line? There are two possibilities here: either the person doesn’t know what he is saying or he is not trustworthy enough and is afraid to put his name on the line.
4. Get reviews from reputable tech websites
If you want to base your decision on reviews then you should read reviews given on reputable tech websites. Here is why:
• These websites have their reputation to take care of and they cannot afford to have it stained.
• There are many techie subscribers of these websites who will not hesitate to give a feedback if they say something wrong.
• Because of the above reasons, reviewers are careful about what they write.
These are the tips that you need to keep in mind when reading web hosting reviews. If you follow these tips, you will be able to get a great web hosting company.