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I spend much time on webmaster and webhosting forums. There is always the back&forth debate between price and service.

However, in general, there seems to be the basic agreement that you get what you pay for. IOW, if you pay $2.99/mo then you get $2.99 worth of service. Not necessarily a guarantee that $49.99/mo with always get you better service. But you have to think like a business: How can the host provide good equipment, up-to-date system software, quality support, even just keep the lights on, charging a mere $36 a year?!

One big point: always read the TOS (terms of service) and the fine print. And stay away from ANY host that claims to offer "unlimited" bandwidth, storage and/or POP3 emails. Those are the highest cost items in the hosting industry so there must be a limit somewhere. A good host will notify you when you reach the limit but some will (and have, the horro stories are too frequent) shut you down with no warning if you go over the fine-print limit.

ps- Also, be sure to keep FULL backups of your site and data just in case the host does go down or cancels your account w/o warning.
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