This was a spammer, and was banned, but the question was good.
Too many people concentrate on price or space. But neither of those are important. Most all standard shared web hosts are $5 to $10 each, and most websites need only a few GB of space.
The bigger issue is support.
- How quick is support?
- How much do you even need support? (The best support desk is the one you never need!)
- How experienced are the techs? Are they just kids/amateurs "playing host"?
Without somebody intelligent and experienced at the helm, it's not going to work right anyway.
The same is true if they're money-grabbing SOBs like EIG (Hostgator
, JustHost, iPage, etc) or Godaddy. At those hosts, all of the money is spent on advertising, and nothing is really spent a quality servers and network.