I host my clients’ web sites, and that’s a lot different than just having a URL that’s hosted by a “GoDaddy” solution. Friends don’t let friends use GoDaddy.
I need my clients’ web sites to be up 24/7, to have email work correctly once configured, and not to spend a lot of time troubleshooting geeky things about hosting.
Some time ago, I had a bad experience with InMotion Hosting.
So I went to BlueHost. I highly recommend these folks. Their pricing has been clear and fair. They are up 100% of the time (in my year with them), and they have a phone number that someone actually answers. YAY.
But BlueHost is making changes. They’re ditching their Reseller program, which means you can’t host your clients’ web sites under an agency account. I can, because I’ve been grandfathered in, but I’m not sure how long I’ll be sticking around.
BlueHost has also changed its policy for support — they won’t spend as much time helping you. I think a premium support plan must be on the way.
How to rate your web host
I do realize that there are many hosting providers out there. And if you need to give good or bad feedback about them, try this link:
Look — the only way others will know what’s going on vis-a-vis web hosts is if you vote.