I have come across this scenario a lot. When people look for a host, they will look for a company with some background. That is a natural thing which everyone does.
But the next thing they look for is the price. People leave behind some options over other only because the price is less on another offer. But some of those cases can go terribly wrong due to over-selling and the resultant lack of performance. Downtimes, slow page loading speed etc.
Do you think that there is an effective way to not to fall into such offers ? How do you know they don't have performance issues.