I'm in the process of designing a couple of new websites, and trying to decide on what hosting service to use. There is a company close to where I live that I have used before..they have great service and support, and the bonus of being local, but the downside is that they are a little expensive compared with other larger companies I have looked at. The others that I have been considering are asmallorange and hostgator. I know that a lot of people on here like asmallorange, and I found a coupon that let me try them a month for free, and they seemed great. I only wish that they had live chat or phone support. Anyway, if anyone has tried both asmallorange and hostgator, or has any other recommendations about why, or why not you would go with one of them over the other, then I would love to know your input on the subject.