I'm not in a rush to get a web hosting provider yet because I have to allocate the time needed to actually make the website but I need a provider that:
1. Allows monthly, NOT yearly payments. $4/month to be paid yearly is NOT a monthly payment plan.
2. $1-4 per month.
3. Great reviews. Great reputation. Great service. Great uptime.
Providers I am considering are:
shopaserver.com (been using them with not many problems....few downtimes and customer service can be weird, but not a big deal....security is not the best...I pay $1 per month per site)
arvixe (used them in the past and have no idea why I decide to not use them anymore)
godaddy (there are some mixed reviews and their monthly payments aren't cheap)
hostgator (mixed reviews and their monthly payments aren't cheap)