I have updated my opinion on the hosting company BlueHost.com.
Even though they persist in NOT making it clear that signing up obligates the user to pay for a full year of hosting -all at once- I have come to respect their service and offerings.
I also think they oversell their servers a bit too much, but their help desk staff is simply incredible.
If you need a large disk storage quota, multiple databases and a good, solid control-panel implementation, they’re not bad at all.
For small sites, however, I would recommend either LaughingSquid.net or Indra.net