Thanks, that's great advice. I think I can make it work for me.
Having asked that, I'm having a rough time deciding what host/registrar to use. I'm avoiding GoDaddy like the plague after they gave me crap while working on someone else's website. Just yesterday, my co-worker and I opened a chat for help and after about 10 minutes, all we'd gotten was, "This isn't my problem to troubleshoot" and "I can do it for you for $50". When I said I didn't want to pay them to do it for me, I wanted to know why the server wasn't co-operating, he basically hung up on us. My co-worker was in the midst of typing "thanks" when the chat closed entirely. As far as I'm concerned, he can take a short walk off a steep cliff.
I'm looking at Gandi - which is more costly - and Hostgator. I've looked at other places but I'm never going to decide at this rate. =/ I know I'm willing to pay a bit more for quality because I've already dealt with the cheaper option - GoDaddy - and I'm not impressed.