You do know that your first real (paid) host always seems great though, don't you?
I got lucky too, My first host Tera-byte was great, even without any sort of web interface panel at all. I learned real fast about FTP. Of course they have cpanel now, but my account on a older server still only has some sort of cobalt thingy that basicaly only creates email addresses. It does have chilisoft though, and the newer accounts with the cpanel don't.
Up time and load times are great too. The only thing I didn't like was no subdomains, which I could live with, but I began to prefer a few more apache mods, and databases, so it is time to move on after almost three years to one that does. I sure do hate to leave after all the bad hosts I have had my other sites on.
I only hope that the host I am moving my personal site to will be as good. I will be testing it thoroughly before changing my nameservers.
Good luck, and remember every sucess story makes the webhosting industry have to work a little bit harder to keep up the standards.
DANG DANG! DANG!!™
I know ***** ripped off everybody else, but they wouldn't do it to me.
"When you use bottom feed for bait, you are only going to catch bottom feeders."
"You do what you are, and you are what you do."