I was not unhappy with 1&1, although they had recently made an unsolicited sales call trying to get me to add more expensive services. They give you a pretty good plan for about $5/month, but I’m trying to pinch pennies, so I was looking for an even cheaper option.
NearlyFreeSpeech.NET doesn’t sell package plans like most other web hosting companies. Instead, they simply charge you for the services you use. For a small, low-traffic website like mine, their service should save me a buck or two each month.
So far, I like the simple but detailed configuration screens and support documentation.