It might be eaiser to find the Holy Grail than a good web host.
A year ago, I set out to find a good web host. It took about a month of research, longer than anything else in my project. I found Lunarpages, and I was happy.
But now, Lunarpages says they no longer support Drupal, which has sent me looking again for web host, and pulling my hair out in the process.
I have tried a number of the hosting review sites, but most of them have bogus information since they make their money off of referral fees and will recommend whichever hosts pays the most. And hosts which pay out more to acquire new customers often times make up for that expense by overselling their resources, which is what it looks like happened to Lunarpages.
I have scoured the forums here looking for hosts, but it is a very tedious process which thus far has not led me to what I need. Specifically, I am looking for an inexpensive shared account that can host five domains that I can use for development, which can be ramped up to a semi-dedicated or dedicated server when the need arises.
It would seem that a community like this one, which can produce such a great CMS, could find a better way to organize a list of Drupal-friendly hosts, complete with ratings and reviews. If someone could build the structure, I'd be happy to pass on what I have found in my searching so far.
I am off again on my quest.