The task of finding a new hosting company can be a little overwhelming due to the thousands upon thousands of hosting companies that are operating online.
Web hosting directories can help with this task. They list hundreds or even thousands of web hosting companies by category.
Most of these directories review hosting companies too, though you need to be aware that the integrity of many of these reviews can be questionable. If there is a top ten list of the best hosting companies, you are probably looking at the ten hosting companies that pay the most affiliate commissions, not the top ten hosting companies from a customer’s point of view.
Don’t let this put you off using a web hosting directory as they can be a great starting point for finding your next host.
A large website hosting resource that features user reviews, interviews, hosting awards, and a hosting blog.
A large hosting directory that lists and rates website hosting companies. It features hosting news and a search box that allows you to specify your requirements and search shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated hosting plans.
Online since 1997, Top Hosts is a large hosting resource that features a hosting directory, a blog, hosting reviews, and a discussion forum.
Web Hosting Geeks
Over 12,000 reviews have been left by customers about 1,500 hosting companies. You can search by hosting type or by review rating.
Web Host Industry Review
Web Host Industry Review, known as WHIR, is owned by the same company that owns Web Hosting Talk and Hot Scripts. It is a large website that features hosting news, events, videos, podcasts, and more.
Their hosting directory has a large list of website hosting companies. Each company is categorised, though there is not much information about hosts beyond their name, address, and URL.
Web Hosting Hero
Most of the hosting companies listed in this directory are hosting companies with good affiliate programs, so I recommend taking their review ratings with a pinch of salt.
Their listings do however contain useful reviews from customers that you will find useful.
Web Host Directory
A UK based hosting directory that lists hosting companies. Visitors publish reviews and ratings for each company.