Originally posted by dbzgod Hostsearch.com and alike things are fake though. I signed a host once cuz they were rated very good on there and it turned out the place suxed.
And the people rating them were fake made up people by the hosts to get good records.
That's just something you're going to have to live with, when looking at these types of things...
If I sign up with a host, they work good for me, with no problems or quick responses, yeah I'll think they're great. But do I actively go out and look for places to tell the world my host rockz? Unless I'm really bored, probably not.
For the most part, I've found the customer review system of http://www.findmyhosting.com to be quite impartial and fair. It also seems to have pretty good safeguards against hosts trumping up lots of good reviews for themselves.
Not all hosting directories are owned by a hosting company, though findmyhosting.com is the only one I've seen that isn't.
You're not going to find all companies there though.