I look at consumer feedback first, because itis important to me that they have a good reputation, and that their clients like them.
Then, I would look at the reliability of the host. I want the best uptime for my money.
Lastly, I would look at price. I don’t want to pay outrageous prices for something I could get for cheaper, if it’s the same quality.
What about you? How would you choose?
Do they offer the type of hosting that my site requires?
Can they meet the needs of my site if it grows?
How easy it is to change plans?
Can I add additional features without changing plans?
How many servers the service is running?
These are important questions, because some hosting services put certain types accounts all on one server, and then if you switch accounts they may have to transfer your domain to another server. I will not go for something like that, and sometimes dedicated servers are not the answer.