I’ve been a Verio customer for seven years. I pay $25/month for 200 megs of disk space and 7.5 gigs of bandwidth. It includes CGI hosting, but nothing else — no PHP, no mySQL, etc. I have a total of 10 POP mailboxes on the domain, star aliasing for mail forwarding, and 20 unique e-mail aliases.
My biggest frustration with Verio right now is server performance — Movable Type takes forever to run on my server; I have access to two other MT installations which are blindingly fast in comparison. So goal #1 is zippy Perl processing. Goal #2 is to lower my monthly cost. Beyond that, I’d like to have abilities to grow — I don’t know PHP today, but given what I’ve seen some other sites do with it, I’m inclined to dabble one of these days. And mySQL is also on the “down the road” list.
So… who have you had good experiences with? What’s a reasonable cost?