I was initially using some of those low on price, high on promise hosting providers found from a popular auction site. However, after having lots of downtimes and slow or no service - the final nail in the coffin was when one of them fell off the face of the planet along with all my websites and emails!
I began to consider going back to hosting from home - but thought about the hassle and security risks of using my own server. Maintenance used to be an almost full time job on my server.
Having decided against home hosting and been a victim of unsustainable cheap hosting - I looked around the market place. I discovered hostripples.com and it seemed like the ideal solution in terms of price and service.
I am now three months into my time with hostripples and all I can say is they are excellent. I have had to raise a few service requests (mainly to help me with the transition from my old provider to them) and each time I have had an amazingly prompt response and solution. I never thought I would say this about a web hosting provider - but hostripples provide a superb up time, excellent service and all at a fantastic price. The best decision I have made with regards to my tech, for a long time!
I have a reseller account, with unlimited bandwidth, disk space etc...
Thank you hostripples - you have restored my faith.