This will be a very short post. I have had experience with several hosting companies and have come to the conclusion that there are only two that are worth recommending. These two are Bluehost and Hostmonster .
A little research will show that they are in fact both run by the same company. Hostmonster currently has a slightly lower price structure than Bluehost, but Bluehost has a better uptime record (at least for me, YMMV).
What I like most about Bluehost is that they are giving their users the advantages gained by technological advances. As Moore’s law has dropped the price of technology in general, Bluehost has actually increased the amount of services it provides to its customers.
So, as their internal prices have dropped, they have consistently upgraded the amount of space provided, number of SQL databases (very important for those of us with WordPress empires), and other important services.
The most amazing thing about this company is that they offer existing customers the same deals as new customers. If you have ever been locked into an unbreakable two year cell phone contract that left you paying hundreds a month more than you should, you know how valuable this can be.