Reliable and friendly hosting
One thing that is really important for me is support. I don't need it often, but when I do I want someone go respond quickly.
I recently switched to David Hosting due to deteriorating support from my old provider. So far they have not let me down. I have been able to get phone support quickly at any time. I was especially pleased with their help on an issue with getting mail working on a php script - the support engineer was patient, knowledgeable, and thorough. Within minutes he was able to pinpoint my problem and get me running. Kudos to the great support at David Hosting. dummy text.