As someone who has been dealing with web hosts for over a decade, and is currently going through a server change right now, I feel I really need to help my readers out with a tiny bit of information. Please, please, please research a web hosting company before giving them your hard earned money!
Over the years I’ve had a lot of great hosts, and a few really terrible ones. I’ve also had people kind enough to host my projects on their dedicated servers (that’s the best hookup). Word of mouth is a great way to find candidates, but after you get those names, be sure to look ’em up!
A Google search is a must, but you should also check out sites dedicated to helping you find your web host match. Sites like WebhostingRating.com. They give you dedicated lists of companies, sorted however you like and completely based on your needs.
Say you use WordPress exclusively. They have a WordPress hosting section, including reviews, to help you on your way. From there, you can select and compare companies that tickle your fancy.
Sorting hosts by price and location are options as well if you’re on a budget! But beware, a lot of times you get what you pay for!
Also, if you have any questions or need recommendations, hit me up! I’d be more than happy to share my 10 years of experience with you as well!