HostReview Celebrates Tenth Anniversary, Announces Best Web Hosting Companies in Ten Categories

06:47:10 - 19 January 2009

HostReview (http://hostreview.com), a top-rated online resource for the web hosting industry since 1998, announced its Annual Web Hosting Awards. In ten categories, the site’s editorial team and visitors selected the companies who performed best over the past year. The web hosting awards are intended to distinguish the leaders in the competitive hosting industry and provide a solid recommendation basis for consumers.

For the third consecutive year, the scope of HostReview’s Web Hosting Awards was expanded to better cover the changing technology and business environment. New additions to the annual Top10 listings include Best VPS Hosts and Best Cloud Computing Service. Site visitors were able to nominate and vote for their favorite web hosting company, in the first Readers’ Choice Awards.

The award categories and the respective first place winners are:

• Best Web Hosting Company: Verio

• Best Dedicated Server Package: The Planet

• Best Managed Hosting Service: PEER1

• Best Budget Hosting: Dotster

• Best Reseller Hosting: HostGator

• Best SaaS Provider: 3Tera

• Best VPS Host: Slicehost

• Best Cloud Computing Service: Amazon
• Readers’ Choice Award: Verio

Additionally, the site’s editorial team announced a tenth award listing: the Web Hosts of the Decades—the companies that defined reliability and innovation in web hosting for the period 1998-2008, which covers both the existence of HostReview and the web’s rise to mainstream prominence. The distinction went to HostWay, Verio, The Planet, Rackspace, and GoDaddy.

The full listings are available at https://www.hostreview.com/top_10_year_awards_2008.html .

“The entire HostReview team is delighted that Verio was recognized by both our readers and our editors as the Best Web Hosting Company of 2008,” said Darren Tabor, CEO of DevStart, Inc.  “It was also a thrill to have the opportunity to recognize the five companies that we value as the Web Host of the Decade.” 

When ranking the firms, the HostReview editorial team takes into consideration a suite of factors, including offered services, package diversity, customer support, new products and services, feedback, and overall performance of the selected companies.

About HostReview
HostReview (https://www.hostreview.com) is a popular online destination for people who look for the best hosting deals. The site features a comprehensive article section, industry news, and one of the most complete directories of hosting service providers on the web. The site attracts a diverse and numerous audiences.

About DevStart, Inc.

DevStart, Inc. (http://www.devstart.com) is a leading online provider of unique content and powerful tools for the web hosting, website promotion, and domain name registration industries. Attracting a monthly audience of nearly one million unique visitors, with decision makers at its core, our strong portfolio of media properties offer a uniquely collaborative environment for readers, writers, and advertisers. Since 1998, the DevStart Network has been a popular and trusted source of information and resources for webmasters. Our major properties include HostReview, PromotionWorld, DomainInformer, IdeaCafe, and a variety of other websites that cater to webmasters and business owners.



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