So I was sick of paying ~£22 a year for the hosting/web domain at one.com due to their lack of UK servers and terrible speed, and decided to switch hosing/domain registrar. I looked around and decided that for the amount that I use my site, it was not really worth paying anything for hosting, and this is when I decided I’d try www.000webhost.com for hosting as they provide a free service that covered my needs (couple of MySQL databases, PHP support, 1.5GB storage, 100GB traffic). I wasn’t very optimistic that the hosting would be very good as it was free, but I thought it’s worth a shot, so I exported my MySQL databases, FTP’d my files off the crappy one.com servers and migrated my domain to www.domainmonster.com (for a total of £10.79 inc VAT for the year). So far the site has been running quite well, and surprisingly the page loads are faster than when the site was on one.com! The only problem I seemed to come across was when trying to update some of the wordpress plugins, as the .zip files they download as when updating where too large for the filesize limit on the server, but I got around this by manually downloading the .zip file and FTP’ing the files up into the plugin directory.
So in conclusion, great hosting service from 000webhost and lots more options/control over my domain now I’m using Domain Monster!