There are so many review sites on web hosting. However, many of these are owned by the web hosting companies themselves, while some others are being paid by web hosting companies to make such reviews, so naturally the reviews are focused much on only the positive aspects of the concerned web hosting company.
To spot a good web hosting review site from a not-so-good one, here are a couple of pointers. First, a good web hosting review site always conducts its reviews in an objective manner. A good web hosting review site usually will have a metric system of evaluating the performance of a web hosting company. Next, the reviews are recent and up to date. Reviews made about a year ago may no longer be relevant now, considering that many web hosting companies take steps to improve their site every so often. Always look at the date the review was conducted.
When it comes to web hosting reviews, RealMetrics is a name you can trust. This publisher of metrics for web hosting companies conducts 140,000 tests daily against real accounts. It assesses the reliability and overall actual performance of an online service provider by measuring the peak uptime, uptime, speed, the reliability of its customer service, plus CPU speed index and disk speed index in the case of VPS hosting.
RealMetrics, then, ranks these web hosting companies based on their average uptime. This is the time it takes for a website to upload. Ideally, the uptime should not be less than 99.99%. RealMetrics is not paid by online service providers or web hosting companies, so you are certain that the reviews are not biased at all.
If you are an online service provider you can have the option of adding the metrics of RealMetrics into your site so your visitors can immediately see your performance online.