There was a post in the shit list section about a bad hosting experience. FWIW, It prompted me to post my 3 rules of buying hosting: 1. Never pay for more than 1 month in advance 2. Never buy hosting and domain registration from the same company. 3. Never rely on your host to backup your site, always make your own backups and move them to a different company's server or your PC. I hope these rules help keep somebody out of trouble.