In episode 266 of Semantic Mastery's weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked what hosting providers the team can recommend to rank a website better.
The exact question was:
Hi Guys, hope you're having a GREAT day, and thank you VERY much for your help as usual (smile) . . . . I believe you have mentioned previously that popular shared web hosting providers, like HostGator, impede your seo and ranking efforts. Can you briefly recap why. And I know there are some more expensive hosting providers that would be better, but can you recommend 1 or 2 hosting providers that would be much better for ranking than say HostGator but do not cost a lot more?