thanks DanX.. I've already mentioned wot the hosting is for in my 1st post - forum and personal site
Budget isn't an important issue, as long as it is reasonable. I want friendly and efficient support as I'm new to all this, this will certainly save my time trying to figure out the mistake I make. I'm thinking about site5 because of their NetAdmin software.... It seems to be easier to use than cPanel.
I expect the forum will generate around 200-300 members within a month. As me and my friends were belonging to a forum, we've some arguments with the owner and decide to start our own. Most of the members will join our new forum once it's up and ready.
I can't speak for Cirtex since I haven't used htem, but I have used Site5 in the past and they were amazing. The support is fantastic and the servers are very fast. I've now moved on to a dedicated server, but if I had to go back and just buy a hosting plan somewhere, I wouldn't even shop around--I'd go straight to Site5. Just my $0.02.