08-26-2011, 12:03 AM
(08-25-2011, 08:46 PM)Alex Smith Wrote: I won't say they are all bad companies(the fact that they're so big show's they are doing something right). But, doesn't mean everyone has a great experience. Just like with most things people who have bad experiences are more vocal than those who have good ones. I will still take word of mouth over reviews though because most of the top google searches are paid spots.
There has been many cases of smaller hosts going out of their way to talk orange on the bigger hosts just to decrease their popularity. With large shared hosts, you have reliability since they have well over 100,000 web hosting accounts and their own data center typically. With the smaller self managed hosts that are advertised on this forum, there is nothing stopping them from packing up and bailing after 12 months when they get bored.