Review sites and hosting providers list assembled September 23, 2004. For further investigation.
Overall, I’m astounded at the way that the continued plummeting of storage cost has completely undermined the previous service-level pricing structure – pair.com, for example, has long been a standby among pros, but the pricing structure seen here is totally obsolete by comparison with the current crop. Just over a year ago, I was amazed at the pricing seen at No Hassle Hosting, but this trawl places their pricing structure solidly in the middle of the pack.
Globat.com: 2500MB Web Space, 2500 Email Accounts, 75Gig Transfer $7.95/mo. Overkill, but no apparent disabling of basic functionality such as SSI.
Infinology: 9gb basic plan, $6.95; no SSI at this level, though.
Canaca: $4.95 base, 5gb/40gb, uses spam and security as an upsell (which is bullshit), no SSH or MySQL on base plan. $9.95 mid, 10 over 80, SSH, MySQL, no Python, ecommerce(!).
No Hassle Hosting: from 30mb/1gb @ $3.50 to 1.2gb/60gb @$30.
Living Dot: from 250mb/10gb @ $9.95 to 1.5gb/25gb @$24.95. Ugly clip art included, apparently.
Typepad: 50mb/1gb @ $4.95 to 200mb/5gb @ $14.95, just blogs. No clear information about email or other services.
Bloghosts 100mb/5gb @ $3 to 1gb/25gb @ $20.
Review sites (this may be the spammiest Google topic of all time)
FindMyHosting.com: comprehensive-looking review and plan information aggregator.
epinons web hosting reviews: epinions consumer reviews.
Hosting Comparison: looks up to date. Clean site layout; looks ‘bloggy,’ but there’s little information about the site itself obviously available. Suspiciously boosterish copy.
Looking over this, I keep coming back to wondering about e-mail only. But of course, looking for hosting plans to that subject may very well eat another day of my life.