Are you looking for Cheap Web Hosting? Well, than it is a good thing that I’ll be reviewing the website 4 Cheap Web Hosting, an online guide to all of the best (and affordable) web hosting companies around the web. The guide’s description says that it has more than 200 approved web hosts and lists more than 400 cheap web hosting packages on its listing.
Lets start by taking a look at the website’s front page (click to enlarge).
The first thing that I notice is that there is so much going on that I have no idea where to look first. There are so many bright blue/underlined links, some actual content, other ads, but all sorta blend together. On the left side bar is a “Quick Search” that lets you look at web hosts by monthly price, disk space, and platform. Under the search is a menu of links that include “Home Page”, “Search Web Hosts”, “Top Rated Hosts”, “Web Hosting Tutorials”, “Hosting Glossary”, Add/Update Packages”, and “Contact Us”. Below this menu are two links for “Other Hosting Directories” (in case you can’t find what you are looking for here?). The middle space has a little information about the website sandwiched between distracting google ads. There is a link for an “advanced search” that should likely be on the left side bar instead. Under this are lists of “Cheap Web Hosting Packages” with different features. The right side bar is a list of the “Top 4Value Picks” with plan names, pricing details, host, and the host’s rating.
The real beef of the website is not the front page, but what visitors are using this guide for; information on affordable web hosts. This is what the detailed information looks like (again, you can click to enlarge):
Each review page lists basic features and cost right on top along with a “4Value” rating. Under this information are links to “View Host”, “See All Plans Available” [from said host], and “View Company Profile”. Below this is really important details on “Additional Features”, including Management, Ecommerce, Database, Scripting, Help, Misc, and Email. Under all the details is a time stamp of when this web host was originally added and when they were last updated. This is key because web hosts are always changing, adding and removing features. This lets you know how recent the review is.
Overall, even thought I hate the front page, the detail pages for the web hosts are really good and provide everything you need to know about the hosts.
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