We built a website—there had to have been a good reason. Our mission at Hosting Data is to help our fellow UK citizens build their online presence, whether that be an online business or a simple blog.
As someone who is given money in exchange for creating websites, I often had friends asking for help. I realised that rather than helping people one at a time, I could pass on all of my knowledge to anyone seeking help.
Our goal is to save you a lot of time and money. Utilise our prior experience for your gain.
Everything we do is for the benefit of our readers.
How do we stick to that? With important guiding principles:
- Honest Information - We only review products and services that we have tested ourselves thoroughly.
- Informative Research - We create research that will inform our community through data-centric tests and tracking.
- Monetary Gain - We do not monetise parts of the website that would be intrusive or annoying. We monetise through honest and fair means as mentioned above.
- Community - Our readers are the most important part of all of this. Please join our community and offer feedback on any review or article.
How Hosting Data Stays Up and Running
We hate advertisements and we aren’t trying to sell you anything you don’t want or need. The way we make money is by earning a small commission any time someone signs up for any of the products or services we review on the website. We use this money to further our base of knowledge here on the website and to ensure our research can continue on.
Why Does Hosting Data Exist?
Hi, my name is Alex Williams and I have been the one talking at you for the last few paragraphs. I would like to touch on why Hosting Data was created as many people have told me they were quite interested in that sort of thing.
I created Hosting Data because people needed help. To be fair, not a remarkable amount of people at first. I would classify it as notable if I had to classify it as anything. It all started with my mate Ricky. He wanted to create a website for his photography and I was more than happy to help. He just had no idea how websites worked.
Next came my Aunt, a friend of a friend, and my neighbor. They all had similar questions and they all knew I was someone who created websites. After walking 11 separate people through similar information, I decided to begin writing down everything I knew concerning websites. Everyone always wanted to know which hosting service was best so I focused on that more than anything else.
Rather than tell people face-to-face or over email, I decided to create this website. Now, the sky's the limit for what we can uncover and I thank you for using Hosting Data as a resource.
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We love Google as most people find us through the lovely search engine. We ensure to stay entirely compliant with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Everything you find on our website is 100% created by our team and everything is cited. When applicable, readers will understand which pages have affiliate links and exactly how our website is monetised.
More About Hosting Data & Alex (That's Me Again)
The majority of what you see on Hosting Data was created by me, down to every single oxford comma and overly indulgent pun. I refer to Hosting Data as “we” the majority of the time because we also have a great team of researchers and writers who work for meager sums of money to further the cause or on a volunteer basis.
I still work as a front-end developer and web designer on a regular basis but Hosting Data has gone from a part-time project to my own little venture.
I'm also one of the curators of NoSQL-Database.org which I've combined with Hosting Data to make a more comprehensive list of NoSQL and database listings.
If you’d like to stop by for a chat or offer up any constructive criticism, we’d love to hear from you on our contact page. Alternativelly, you can reach us on:
Stefan Edlich - Stefan Edlich is a regular speaker and writer on enterprise and object-oriented topics, and has held numerous IT leadership positions over the past ten years including a position at one of Germany's largest banks. Stefan is also the original curator of NoSQL Database. Stefan is a professor of computer science at the Berlin Institute of Technology.
- Author of 12 IT books including one of the widely distributed books about NoSQL
- Conference organizer around Big Data, NoSQL and Clojure.
- Founder, board member & running the second biggest Big Data Group in the world.