Personally I had a free six-month trail from my web host (not ISP since I don't have one) until they decided it wasn't viable to continue offering a free service, so there wasn't a quality of service issue.
However, by then I had had enough time to evaluate the server stability, speed and uptime plus server-side support and general reviews.
For me the servers are stable, fast and provide the relevant Apache modules, PHP and MySQL support.
It's not the cheapest host at £42.00 per year (including domain registration), I own the domain name and get free technical support and unlimited Bandwidth.
Basically the package involved Perl CGI, SSI, PHP 4.2.2, M$ 98, 2000, 2002 Extensions, MySQL, Raw Log Files and Stats, 20 MB space plus 5 MB database space. Actually I now have two accounts because I still have the free old one from before.
Last edited by Robert Wellock; 12-17-2002 at 06:43 AM.