Need Help In Finding A Good Host

Big on Hosting. Unlimited Space & Unlimited Bandwidth

Good afternoon everyone! The topic title says it all. I would give more information just so I hope I can give you guys more context. I run a WordPress site, a site dedicated to music (reviews of singles and albums are the norms). On a great month, I can pretty much average 500-1000 hits a day. I used StableHost’s Stable plan on its Shared Hosting offerings before. I can say the experience was good. Support was fast (tickets would be answered in about 30 minutes) but this hosting plan has expired. So yes, I am exploring my options at the moment.

I run several plugins which I would list down below:
W3 Total Cache
WP Widget Cache
WP Optimize
All In One SEO Pack
NRelate Related Content
Twitter Cards Meta
Digg Digg
Google Analyticator
Use Google Libraries
SEO Image
Disqus – for comments
P3 Profiler – for plugin performance and how it impacts site load
SoundCloud Shortcode – some music are uploaded on SoundCloud and having this installed saves time on my end
Simple Facebook Connect – for the blog’s Facebook fan page

Before the hosting plan expired, I was using the Pinboard theme which allowed me to use featured images. Featured images are important to me for they can allow my content to shine. Once I get back to blogging after buying a new host, WordPress’ TwentyFourteen theme might be used.

As for the posts in the site, they are mostly text with images being uploaded for album artwork and the featured images. I “smush” the images before uploading and I also use Photoshop’s Save for Web function for site speed purposes without compromising image quality. I do not upload music to my server. I rely on YouTube links, Spotify links, and SoundCloud links.

I am looking for great speed, reliability, and of course great overall service. StableHost is still in my options though SiteGround’s offerings do intrigue me (more specifically it’s GrowBig plan largely due to the SuperCacher offering) since I do plan to become a frequent blogger this 2014. I do not want to spend more than 15 dollars a month for a plan, if that helps.

Suggestions are very much welcome. I am still new when it comes to searching for great hosts. I do not think I can learn managing a VPS at this point.

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