HostScore was established to offer those seeking web hosting solutions the opportunity to learn everything they need to know about hosts – before spending a cent on them. We do the groundwork they need and offer readable and accurate details on web hosting so users can make the best possibly buying decisions.
What We Believe
Knowledge and Transparency are the twin pillars behind everything we do.
We strongly believe that all consumers have the right to real information and knowledge before they spend their hard-earned money on any product. We also believe in giving web hosting companies the opportunity of an impartial review process.
In the course of our work, we as a third-party also believe that we owe both our readers and web hosting service providers complete transparency in order to lend weight to our findings. Our integrity is of the utmost importance to us as without trust, there is no success.
What We Do
Perfect combinations are rare in an imperfect world. We at HostScore hope to narrow the divide between perfect and imperfect by seeking the perfect match between what web hosting companies offer and individual users need.
Web Hosting Research
We investigate, test, probe, dissect and analyse each web host in our quest to assess it for the suitability of individual needs. Our methodology is based on a combination of hard data and the experience of skilled researchers who have spent years in this field of study.
With hundreds of web hosting service providers in the field, we work with the cream of the crop and skim the top of that for you.
Aside from individual host reviews, we also study business cases to identify what hosts offer the best solutions to meet various needs, including small businesses and eCommerce. The best fit for a business needs more than just raw performance as it affects reputation, brand and ultimately, the bottom line.
Doing our best to meet your needs, we look at real business cases. Some of our studies include “Best Hosting Solution for Online Stores”, “How Much Does It Cost to Host a Business Website”, and “Best Hosting Solution for Businesses”.
With such a divergent set of needs, businesses often require additional tools to extend their reach effectively. This can be done with the right tools, used in the correct manner. Aside from finding the best business tools and assessing them, we also offer advice on how business can use and benefit from them.
We look at tools for a variety of needs ranging from SEO and Site Optimization to Security and Lead Generation.
The HostScore Team
Working in a connected world has enabled HostScore to effectively pull together talent from all over the world. This efficiency has resulted in a very small team being able to achieve significant results. The HostScore team relies on communication and experience to seek and offer the best results to you, our readers.
Founder & Owner
Web hosting industry veteran Jerry Low has immersed himself in web technologies for over a decade and has built many successful sites from scratch.
He is a self-professed geek who has made it his life’s ambition to keep the web hosting industry honest and offer consumers as much information as they need to make informed buying decisions on web hosting and related solutions.
Research & Content
Meeting the challenge of turning raw data into legible words, Shim is the author behind much of what you read on HostScore.
An experienced researcher, writer and editor, he follows the trails established by Low and relentlessly turns web hosts over and around in his search to find every advantage (or disadvantage) they have.
Head of Marketing and Outreach
For each successful article posted on HostScore, countless hours are spent on research and marketing.
Chow has the man behind at least half of those hours as he seeks the best way to boost readership reach using everything from keyword research to marketing skills. Chow is also the man behind our Outreach Program, seeking to establish links and partnerships with similarly reputable sites.
Grace Tay is our resident developer who is a mathematician turned code diver. Her skills are primarily in Java, Objective-C, and PHP which in the past she has put to good use working on mobile banking and e-wallet apps along with the occasional augmented reality games.
Today she has turned her focus to web technologies and specializes in WordPress. The transition drives her a little nuts sometimes and she bangs out issues on her drums (thank God she has that hobby)!
Connect with Grace on LinkedIn.
The most important factor that HostScore is based on is that our readers are our #1 partners. You are the main reason for our being since HostScore is dedicated to providing everyone with a rating system which is as transparent as possible for everyone’s benefit.
For this reason, all our users have the opportunity to have their views on a host weigh in as part of the scoring system represented by HostScore. We encourage you to participate for the benefit of your fellow netizens.
To support our activities we also have commercial partners. These are the companies listed here who encourage sites like this to prove that they offer products and services which are superior to the competition.
Companies we work with are typically involved in web hosting or associated products and services.
HostScore has and will continue to work with leading names in the web technology space. These partnerships may take the form of technology and skills exchange, shared services, or even on occasion simple meet and greets for community updates.
Not all test sites we monitor belong to us. As such, we engage with strategic partners who offer us access to their sites so we can use them in our scoring system. This helps to ensure that we can cover as many hosting companies as possible without the need to maintain accounts in every single one.
HostScore in the News
- Yahoo! Finance HostScore.net officially launched in September 2019