My recommendation for hosting. Siteground
I recommend Siteground and I have an affiliate link so please use that if you buy.
I recommend them because my own experience and industry surveys.
I had clients with a variety of hosting companies which were all pretty much the same. My own hosting company used to be great until it became part of the EIG family. Then one day a client came along that used Siteground. I could not believe the difference, helpful, co-operative, knowledgable and not working from a script designed to up sell! So the next client that asked for a recommendation I said Siteground. Again the contrast in customer service was amazing. The price was competitive.
Then I came across this http://www.codeinwp.com/blog/wordpress-hosting-survey-results/ impressive isnt it.
That was it, I was a convert
Dont use EIG
Always check on Google about your hosting company before you buy. The EIG group have a very bad reputation so I would suggest you avoid these companies who are part of it.
A Small Orange (asmallorange.com)
Athenix Corporation, Athenix Inc. (athenixinc.com)
Berry Information Systems L.L.C. (berryinfosysllc.com)
Cloud by IX (cloudbyix.com)
Directi Web Technologies (Directi, directi.com)
Escalate Internet (escalateinternet.com)
FatCow (fatcow.com, fatcowhosting.com)
Globat (Glob@t, globat.com)
Homestead Technologies, Inc. (homestead.com)
Host Excellence (hostexcellence.com)
HyperMart (hypermart.com, hypermart.net)
iPower (IpowerWeb, ipower.com)
IX Web Hosting (ixwebhosting.com)
ReadyHosting (readyhosting.co.uk, readyhosting.com)
SEO Hosting (seohosting.com, seowebhosting.net)
SuperGreen Hosting (SuperGreenHosting, supergreenhosting.com)
Virtual Avenue (virtualave.net)
World Wide Web Hosting (wwwh.com)