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Testing the Quality of Hosting Providers
Now that I've purchased way too many shared hosting accounts on BF/CM than I'll need, how can I set each one up to test their quality (speed, features, uptime and whatever other relevant criteria)?
What is worthwhile testing and comparing and what tools and setups would be most suitable to do so? How can the results later be judged to determine the good, the bad and the ugly? What would tell me the comparative technical qualities between the various providers?
The above is regarding shared hosting. But I'd also be interested in knowing how to also compare quality between VPS accounts with my different providers.
On a tangential note, after deciding which host to use as my primary provider, what use can I make of all my extra shared hosting accounts with the other providers? And the same question with the extra VPS accounts.