Glad to be aboard here, this seems like the best site to get the straight scoop on webhosting.
I am trying to choose a basic web hosting service. I have spent some time looking at the web, including this site.
My take on what I see is something like this:
Steadfast is highly praised here and in other places. They have unlimited domains for $5/mo, only 200Mb of disk, but more than I need.
HostGator and Lunarpages seem to have a very good reputation, although I know that Hostgator is having some problems at the moment. Hostgator hatchling is only one domain for $7/mo, hostgator baby is unlimited domains for $10/mo, lunar is two domains for $7/mo.
Dot5hosting and iPowerweb seem to have a mixed reputation.
Infinology and Ipower seem to have a bad reputation.
About me: My needs are modest, just reliable webhosting and email. I am using a total of 15 Meg of storage, between the various sites that I have. I only have one domain name today, but I expect that to increase to two or perhaps three. I am doing simple HTML, (finally adding CSS) and I am sure that my traffic is very low, although I have not measured it. I have no interest in forums, databases, PERL, PHP (isnít that a drug?), e-commerce, etc. Email is important to me. I donít want to spend much money; I am now spending $6/mo. Up til now, I have been hosting my modest site with att.net. They gave me up to 6 subdomain type sites, with addresses like fergusonsculpture.home.att.net. I forwarded my domain name, fergusonsculpture.com, to one of the subdomains, and my email to an att.net email account. I used the other subdomain sites mostly for personal use. Unfortunately, I am now having email problems related to email forwarding, although I have kluged together a workaround for now. I have been with at&t for many years, originally on dialup, but I think that it is time to go. When I got qwest DSL, I kept at&t for email, websites, and newsgroups.
At the moment, I am leaning to Steadfast Networks, their Basic Plan. They offer only 200MB of disk space, but that is much more than I need. They offer unlimited domains, unlike most budget plans. The price is right, $5/mo.