Many people sign up for a new hosting plan because they saw an inspiring ad at just the right time, and made the commitment, only to realize later that their project could have been easier, better, or cheaper with a different plan or a different provider. Along with figuring out the overall category of your site, you should think about what (if any) exceptions there are to that.
For example, if you want to run a community forum you have several options for forum management systems.
Once you’ve settled on the technology you want to use, you can use the compare tool above to find hosts that specifically support it. If it isn’t there, you can look for it with the Search feature.
Use the control panel (on the left) to start searching. How do you decide which hosting company you should use, or what type of hosting plan is right for you?
Too many people rely on name recognition from TV and online ads, but a company that’s pouring all their money into producing slick commercial videos isn’t spending that money on hardware or support personnel (or lower prices for you).
You don’t want to overestimate and buy too expensive a plan — that’s a very costly form of optimism.