Hello there! I am a new member of this forum. I have started to read some posts and now I am here in this thread reading about suggestions of members here.
It is really a good decision when you will start a website that is not that big, and host it to not that big hosting company.
Big hosting companies has those big hosting clients that I think they might not notice you anymore. (Well that is my idea
When starting a new site, specially a personal site, consider searching for more web hosting companies that are not that big. Those what we call small medium enterprises.