When selecting web hosts I look at three factors and none of them have to do with price. See how Trinity Web Media selects a web host for clients and our projects.
Three Web Host Factors
• What are the company’s support hours? How do the provide support?
• How good is the web hosting support? Are the problems resolves within a reasonable timeframe?
• How involved are the web hosts in the WordPress development community?
These three questions usually makes the decision for us when creating new WordPress sites.