Over the summer I was able to attend three different Drupal Camps (Drupal Corn Camp, Twin Cities Drupal Camp, and Drupal Camp Atlanta). While talking to other attendees or during my sessions, I made it a point to ask about hosting providers and what other Drupal developers, designers, and site builders were using.
As I write this, one of the websites I frequent for information is currently down. It is not uncommon for a website (or the server the website is on) to have a problem. I am not sure if the site is going through planned maintenance or if this is unexpected downtime, however it reminded me of a few things.