NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NCM Online (www.ncmonline.com), a leader in the publication of unbiased web host testing and analysis, has published a new article, "Fastest Shared Web Hosts," featuring a table that ranks 30 popular web hosting services for page-load speed worldwide and within the United States.
Users can easily scan the speed rankings table to better select a host based on performance metrics. Both U.S. and international rankings are provided to assist webmasters whose sites target a particular audience.
"Page-load speed is a crucial element in the success of any website," said NCM Online editor, Patricia Roberts. She continued, "Webmasters should not have to rely on subjective recommendations or word of mouth to select a web hosting service that can deliver their content efficiently. NCM Online's speed rankings are based solely on the recorded test data. Opinion plays no part."
For purposes of testing and reviewing, NCM Online purchases low-cost shared plans from popular web hosts. Identical single-page websites are uploaded to each host server and monitored for page-load speed and uptime every 15 minutes for 10 days. Each hosting service is subjected to approximately 2,000 individual server checks from 13 worldwide and 7 U.S. test locations during the testing period. The results are compiled to produce speed and reliability result charts that are included within each NCM Online review.
"We have worked diligently to publish reviews and rankings that are as objective as possible. Our current host rating system is 80% data driven," added NCM Online editor, Anthony Ailed.
To date, NCM Online has purchased, evaluated, and reviewed 30 shared hosting services. Ranking criteria include: pricing, ease of use, disk space, bandwidth, page-load speed, uptime, support, BBB rating, guarantee, and customer satisfaction.
In addition to page-load speed and uptime test result charts, NCM Online provides site visitors with web hosting reviews, coupon codes, and host-specific WordPress installation video tutorials.
For page-load speed rankings or additional information, visit http://www.ncmonline.com
SOURCE NCM Online