In doing that research, I used a wonderful site that I found to help me with my web hosting choice, and that company was Web Hosting Choice. This site was very detrimental in my decision of who I would choose for hosting my site.
What they offer is a listing of many of the hosting sites out there including, GoDaddy, Yahoo, 1&1, BlueHost and so many more. They put them in a grid showing the prices each site charges and what perks they offer, such as: setup costs, disk space, data transfer, if you can get a refund, and a rating system also.
They offer a quick start guide and a FAQ section, plus they also list any know scams that are on the web at the present time. Like I said, they were very helpful to me and made it so much easier for me to select a hosting company.
If you are looking for Web hosting for your site, perhaps you want to own your own site now, instead of having blogger or wordpress control what you do, you do have options! And these options can be evaluated at Web Hosting Choice, prior to your making a big mistake on a deal you thought was too good to be true!!
I hope this helps you!! It certainly did me!!
Till next time,