What are some kick-ass web hosting provider websites out there? I know MediaTemple's website is fantastic, but I'm sure there are more out there.
http://digitalocean.com/ isn't too shabby.
+1 for digitalocean. switched over a couple months ago and loving it so far. great price for the service, and support has been super fast to respond and helpful.
Also just switched to them. Nice interface and Ghost droplet ftw.
I liked the old site as well, but I think Heroku is pretty.
I would not recommend Heroku. Although they have a pretty site, their hosting is very slow. At least for me.
I use Bluehost for years and they're great.
If all you need is hosting simple static pages, then GitHub Pages is best.
I think the original question was geared toward the design of web hosting provider websites, as opposed to quality of web hosting provider. I'll add http://www.rackspace.com/ which doesn't appear to be mentioned yet. They have a nice balanced layout but their menu suffers from the breadth of their offering. http://heroku.com would be my favorite of those mentioned so far.
I use both MediaTemple and Linode. Both have been very good for me, although I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives.
Nearly Free Speech (http://nearlyfreespeech.net) is awesome, and a great deal if you only have modest hosting needs. (Con: persistent processes such as Rails are not supported).
Use Webs.com! That's what everybody's using right? Right?
I just switched over to A Small Orange (http://asmallorange.com/) and they seem to be good so far. Haven't been with them for too long so I can't speak to the uptime yet, though.
$best != "GoDaddy";
I'm considering digitalocean atm, linode being option 2.
I'm looking for a new web-host too, was previously with Easyspace but thinking of moving to Dreamhost.
You should go with Media Temple. Solid hosting, great features and 24/7 chat & phone support. I know Go Daddy acquired them, but they are really great!
The pricing model is archaic and unnecessarily expensive. Their support is legit, but if you're having enough issues related to their service to justify the cost, you should probably consider other options anyways.
Yea true that! But what is $20 bucks a month for great service. What do you use?
Unless you're going with something free like the Heroku 1 dyno tier (crazy slow — it's what I use for my portfolio right now), I'd recommend Amazon's S3 service. Assuming you don't have several gigabytes of data, it'll cost you cents a month. Literally.
Pagodabox has a pretty awesome website. Their hosting is really good too.