I have been contracted by a friend of my uncle's to create a website for him. I am pretty spiffy when it comes to HTML/flash/CSS/whatever but I have never actually used a commercial webhost before. I am looking for a decent webhost to host my client's website as well as a host for my own personal site. I know that a few swampies have their own websites/ networks of mass destruction (lastchild, anime crisis center, echonet, and the like) so recommendations please!
I am looking for a host that provides
1. Reliability. I want this host to be up at least 99% of the time.
2. A decent amount of space. Nothing major, just enough to run a forum and host pictures.My client installs, finishes, and restores flooring in the Chicago area, so a decent amount of bandwidth and storage space for pictures is a must.
3. PHP MySQL and Perl. Please