I just can't tell you how much i love hostgator! their phone support is top notch 24/7 the best teck support on the market.
i purchased a dedicated server from them at $220 a month and i will say its a little pricey but you get a server with 10tb a month and a server with a quad core 4 processors.
i have had issues with my site and they have helped me more than you would expect.
one note they run a php 5.3.1 and my site was build on 5.1.2 and it was a huge issue site didnt even load... but within an hour they reset my server to a 5.1.3 (it was close as they could get it) but the site works on it so im happy.
They even optimize my server and phpmyadmin often.
Helped me learn WHM and cPanel.
Helped me set up all my site and even made accounts on my site and tested everything out.
HostGator you are by far the best..
ps. godaddy i started with and all i can say is NO to hosting any large trafficked site on them.. ok for domain purchases just because its easy and cheep. but i have heard of them refunding purchases when the domain is worth a lot. and selling it for them self's