Here’s a good rule of thumb for you, when deciding on a hosting company or domain name registrar. Do they have ads on their site? Don’t go with them.

Places like GoDaddy, Network Solutions,… they’re all filled with ads and promotions. That’s a bad sign. That is a guarantee that they’re willing to put their income before treating their customers well. Companies that don’t pollute their website with ads, places like A Small Orange or Site5 or TextDrive even Dreamhost are good examples, and good choices for hosting.

This may seem like an odd thing to consider, a bit of “judging a book by its cover.” Yet we have a lot of experience with different web hosting companies and domain name registrars, and you’d be surprised how often this rule holds true.

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