I've used friends hosting services for my website pretty much since its inception. Now, I'm getting tired of the constant switches, and want to get something professionally hosted.
I'm looking for 1gig of disk space, 20 gigs of bandwidth, 3 mysql databases, email, subdomains, and the ability to host 4 different domains, with a vB. I'm transferring from mySQL5/PHP5 enabled servers, and have had trouble downgrading to mySQL4 servers.
I've looked at Verio, Ionhosting, VONetwork, 1and1, ASmallOrange, and LunarPages. I actually signed up for 1and1, and left within 24 hours because of the way they treated me.
ASmallOrange is my ideal candidate, but they have suspended new accounts for now due to volume.
It seems like I remember them doing this not long ago, but it was only for about a 24 hour period.
If I recall correctly at some point they have actually started offerring lifetime packages in order to get in advance the money needed to buy and setup new servers. Apparently rapid growth requires adequate financing.
I decided to give Tulip Systems a try (ts-host.com). My current host is using them for his dedicated server, and has raving reviews. And, for the most part, there are no reviews of them on here. So, I thought I'd be able to give a good first one.