I like OVH, cheap and powerful but you need to have some computer skills as support is not the best.
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I used to love HostGator as you could just login to chat anytime of the day and they would have awesome support to help you there and then.
Then that was replaced with a "Next chat operator will be available in 30 mins". So please choose anyone but don't go with them for that reason alone!
On the up side I do still have a few websites hosted with them that I haven't moved as I can't be bothered but I cringe at the thought of needing some support with them.
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My personal preference between the once highlighted in HostGator, GoDaddy is not a good option for hosting
Topics like this can get you into a real mess. So, who do I host with.
I have two sites hosted by Hostway
I have one site hosted by Valueweb
I have one site hosted by SpunkyWorld
I have two sites hosted by CyberLynk formerly MonteCarlo
I have one site hosted by PowWeb
I have 3 sites hosted by GoDaddy
I host about 6 sites for others on GoDaddy
I could be missing some
So why did I say that topics like this can get you into a real mess. Well when you need to host a new site you read threads like this and someone is talking about how good a host is so you give it a try. Next thing you know you have sites hosted all over the place and can barely remember what you have hosted where.
I can't say any stand out for being good or bad. Sometimes things change. I used to hear great things about HostGator and about the time I read some posts recommending them they sold out and the comments were more negative than positive.
I hear a lot of people who don't like GoDaddy except for domain registrations. I can't complain. My sites don't seem to have problems. They have a lot of helpful info on their website and the times I have had to use support I was quite happy. I am trying to switch a few more of my sites over to GoDaddy from their current hosts.
I had my first chance to use CyberLynk support a month or so ago and have to say they were back to me in 2 minutes after I filed a support ticket and had me fixed almost as fast. They also went above and beyond to make sure everything was ok. The former company they bought out was sort of a mom and pop operation and I did like that. It was almost like working with friends. The new company is very professional. I would give them two thumbs up.
I like nosupportlinuxhosting and hostmonster. I really like having shell access, and both offer it. I use Linux on my computers, and shell access allows me to just mount up my web server's directory like it's a local one with sshfs -- not sure how you'd do this on a Windows box so maybe this is a moot point. However, it'd also be helpful to download putty (an ssh client for Windows), log in, and manipulate your MySQL databases without having to dork around with PHPMyAdmin.
nosupportlinuxhosting is only a buck a month, but there's no support and you're responsible for backups. Hostmonster is five bucks a month, but there's someone to chat with if something hits the fan...
QuadraNET is amazing.
Hosting requirements can vary among people. It depends on your client geographical locations, your usage and website traffic. Of course, support is really important. You won't want a hosting company to troubleshoot and bring your website live after a few days.
I use Bluehost for all my sites and am very happy with their service. Most people I know use Bluehost as well, so I'm not sure why other people are giving you funny looks.