I’ve been using Vidahost for my web hosting for many years, and until the last couple of months their service was superb. But then I made the mistake of moving to a newer shared server – and everything went wrong.
I suspect the new host is just overloaded, but email was unusably slow several times each day, the (virtually unused) website similarly sluggish, and then the final straw they blocked my home IP address because of too many IMAP requests. OK, it was a bit high – but in a multi-device family that’s the new normal.
Since I was moving, I also migrated to WordPress from Movable Type – seems OK, although it’s a lot less flexible in terms of accessing the underlying HTML.