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Industry Leaders to Raise Web Hosting Standards

The Web Host Guild has just been formed as a professional organization that certifies web hosts with a seal of approval if they continuously meet stringent certification criteria.

To become a Guild member, hosts must pass a lengthy evaluation and then be voted into the Guild by the board of directors.

With the induction of the Web Host Guild, consumers will now have a means of evaluating and comparing the many thousands of web host companies before spending thousands of dollars with a host they think may be a match. By selecting a Guild member, consumers can feel confident that the company and its services have been thoroughly examined and found to be a credible and reliable host.

Web host companies who submit an application for membership will undergo a series of questioning regarding Customer Support, Technical Support, Payment Options, Features, Usage/Access Logs, Reliability and Company Background.

Web host companies that meet the criteria will be voted into the organization and given a Seal of Approval that signifies their commitment to quality service. Each member will be reviewed by the board on a quarterly basis and must uphold the Web Host Guild standards to remain a member in good standing.

The Web Host Guild has a number of hosting companies on its board of directors, including Concentric Network, Hiway Technologies, Sage Networks, Worldwide Internet, Web 2010, Sumo, Inc., and NetMechanic.