Good idea to check around before choosing your host.
Since you are a web developer you should choose a host that will allow you to expand. Multiple sites (with seperate emails), PHP 4 support, forums, databases, chat rooms etc...
Id say since you already have dhtml then you should go with a linux based host as windows is more limited.
I was in this position about a month ago and tried ALOT of hosts.
I checked out ixwebhosting and their credentials were not the best:
Said, Samir samir AT ecommerce DOT com
Freistadt, Upper Austria 4240
Godaddy.com has great prices, but at the moment they are having a surge in new sign ups. With this popularity comes strain on their systems. No offence to current godaddy customers, their prices are hard to beat. I would choose a more reliable host.
Host monster, now we are getting better. Great features, American company, and good tech support. Cons: they only offer one plan and they dont have cPanel.
My choice: http://www.geocities.com/minicoup481/host.html
They offer great space for upgrades and alot of features. You can start with a $10 off coupon (then $5/month thereafter). They have the standard in control panel (cPanel), offer many other features too. Check it out for your trial:
I hope I made your choice clearer. Let me know.