You look at the name, the price and say, “fine, sign me up.”
But how do you know the files that make up your web site are safe, secure and handled by responsible people?
Well, for one thing, don’t choose a host who serves up a lot of porn. Or spammers.
If they are, they’re probably “blacklisted” on other servers.
And who is the owner? Where are they, anyways?
I love this tool and you should, too:
Play around it with it. I just happen to like Bluehost, but there are plenty of other good ones out there. I tend to like hosts that can install the features I want most, like WordPress, Joomla and who have awesome customer service.