Sorry, I don't have any alternate suggestions of value, as I have been almost exclusively hostng at Dreamhost since 1998. I do maintain a few sites on other host (that I inherited from previous developers), one of them being ixhosting, but I do not recommend them.
A word of caution:
Research the history of the previous responder to your thread. Joined this forum tonight, has only touted his other sites, and his suggested link is to a "free" blogger site he established today (also touting the same sites). I was the first visitor to view his profile there. It also appears (check the misspellings) as though he is serving as his own shill on that site's comment system. Here, he is just a troll.