I don’t like salesishness, so let’s be clear about two things:
- I’m trying to get this site to where it can support itself by referral juju
- I only recommend things I think are phenomenal
That being said, I host this site with Linode. It’s a full VPS, and it is by far the best host I’ve used. And I’ve used many [mediatemple, bluehost, dreamhost, slicehost, a dozen others].
Linode is wicked fast, they quickly support the latest kernels, they have excellent build and recovery mechanisms, great support (though I’ve only had to use the email a couple of times for builds), they have an iPhone app, and I’ve never once had an issue with downtime or performance.