Do you trusts new hosts? Or do you prefer to use hosts that have been around for a while and have a great track record? I think new hosts can be great, but you never know if they are just going to disappear in the blink of an eye. However, a huge plus is that new hosts are usually very cheap as they want to get a client base quickly! New hosts are also good because usually you get a lot of one on one support from the owner/management team. On the other side of that you have the big hosting companies. While they are reliable, if one things go wrong you may waiting a while for a support staff member to get in contact with you. However, big hosting companies usually have very intelligent support staff, who can usually answer your question/inquiry almost every time, while a new host may be uneducated on the situation.