* ratings are out of 10
|uptime & reliability
|server & connection speed
|technical support & knowledge
|customer service & billing
|price value for money
Bluehost: Not bad
I just started with blue host. They have Linux servers which is a plus. Though you have to watch out for their plans. They charge you nearly the same amount for 6 months and 1 year. I signed up for the 1 year plan so it was okay. The price they have on their front page is for the two year plan. So unless you want your site up for a long time I wouldn't suggest them.
Customer service seems to be pretty good, but I had some issues with email that are still not resolved.
I've had no problems with server and connection speed.
I'd like to add that the software it comes with is great and no prior knowlege of html or webdesign is needed to make a professional looking site. It also has blogging softeware.
What i like best is their 300 GB/month bandwidth cap which is probably the best you can get for a shared plan. Though you have to make your own favicon.ico or theirs will be shown on your site (the little picture by your domain name).
Biggest Pro: 300 GB BandWidth/Month
Biggest Con: Bluehost favicon.ico that won't go away.