I'm currently hosted by Bluehost; I chose them because of the bandwidth-to-cost ratio (when I signed up I got 60gb per month, for 167 bucks every 2 years), and the support rating they had.
Well, they certainly don't have that great of an uptime. Once my server was down for a few days straight.. Not cool. It is down again, so I think it is time to seriously consider some new hosting options.
I need the following:
at least 1gb storage
at least 50 pop e-mail accounts, with webmail access, SMTP, and forwarding
Linux/FreeBSD hosting with a shell account (this is an absolute must)
at least 60gb bandwidth per month, but I would really prefer 100gb+
PHP/MySQL, Perl, SSI, CGI-Bin
logfile/stat stuff (AWStats is great)
SSL, Flash support
at least 10 free subdomains, 15+ preffered
I prefer apache httpd 1.3.x (I'm not a huge fan of httpd 2.x).
cpanel is something I definately enjoy, but I can probably live without it.
Of course, the biggest part of all.. uptime. I hate losing potential visitors because of downtime, and it looks unprofessional since I run my own web design business off of the domain.
Well, my web server is back up, finally. Yay.
Anyway, the kicker is I need this to be as low-cost as possible. somewhere around 200 bucks a month is ideal, but I'm betting I won't be able to find what I need that cheap.