Hostgator has been one of my favorite hosts for many years and continues to be one of the best out there. They’re always in the top hosts when I’m talking with someone mainly due to their top notch support. They’re great for most hosting packages, but I think that once you’re ready for a dedicated server that Hivelocity is a far better choice.
My name is Rob Barbour and I've been a geek since I was a kid - my first computer was a Timex Sinclair and then I saved up to buy a Vic 20 with my paper route money. I've also been programming since I was a kid, so you'll likely see some code thrown in where appropriate. I truly love helping people like you solve their problems and answer their questions. I've been hosting my own sites since the late 90's and know the web hosting world extremely well.