I figure this is the best place to ask this question, since I am ridiculously clueless when it comes to web hosting, and all that good stuff.

I'm getting ready to start my own doula business (which is a birth assistant) and I need a webpage. I've been looking at reviews and stuff for all kinds of web hosting sites and now I'm just confused at what to get and where to get it from.

Basically, all I need is a page where I can have maybe up to ten other linking sites after the main page. I want the ability to forward any emails to another email account that I've set up through gmail. I want to be able to customize my page. And I don't want to be ripped off (cheap, no jerks if I want to transfer service/domain name, etc). Everyone always talks about customer service in their reviews, so I suppose that would be a good thing. I'm also not sure which size to get...the very basics on all the web hosting sites I've seen just seem too small, but I'm not sure if paying for more service that I may or may not use would be a good thing.

I'm just really confused at where to start...I don't need some big elaborate website (right now), just something to get my foot in the door with so I can have an actual website. Sadly, I didn't get my dad or brothers interest in websites and computers, so any help from you guys would be fantastic.