Wow, thanks for all of the great info everyone!
A couple of questions, and here is what I want to do. I am looking to formally start a design business from home, and have one client, with potential for several more that he is ready to refer.
I would like to offer the hosting as part of my package, plus that gives me better control, if the client wants it instead of hosting on their own and me just doing the redesign. I would like a hosting company that offers unlimited domains, but allows for me to control whether I am using MODx (custom php.ini and .htaccess) without affecting the other sites that I am hosting. I’m not sure if that is possible, or not.
I would also like (or dream) of a host that covers the domain registration automatically each year as part of the hosting package.
I am looking now at Host Monster and IX Web Hosting, and does anyone have any knowledge of them? They both ranked high according to customer surveys, etc.
Thanks for all the great info!