Over the last few years we’ve used quite a few different hosting providers. There are many pitfalls when choosing a provider, and it’s not easy to transfer everything to a new host if something goes wrong, so it’s important to make a good choice at the outset if possible.
Dirt-cheap hosting s abundant, and for some it may work quite well, but you need to tread carefully. Some hosts provide you with a “free” domain name, for example, but you may later find out that they own it, not you, and if you decide to move later they may not let you take it with you, or may want an exorbitant fee to transfer ownership to you. Or they may have all kinds of hidden “extras” you only find out about later, when you’re already committed.