This is a retroactive piece within the context of the Webmaking 101 activities on P2PU.
I’ve been running the runeman.org web site for several years. I did my research into hosting companies way back then. Hostway was strongly recommended by my peers at the time.
I’ve never had a reason to complain about their service. It is up whenever I visit and provides easy access by FTP and secure shell is available, too. I’ve rarely needed it.
I don’t use every feature that my plan offers. Basic skills, basic needs, maybe.
It does look like there are many included features I may eventually decide to add if I need them. More feature-rich plans are also available, if I am willing to pay more.
For now, solid, quick serving of my pages is all I need.