Hover: I use Hover for all my domain registrations. I previously used Go-Daddy. I moved to Hover because of Go-Daddy’s constant up-selling of useless products. Also, Hover includes private registration so the cost ended up being cheaper.
HostGator: I have no experience with HostGator but have seen several sites that recommend them.
BlueHost: I have no experience with BlueHost but have seen several sites that recommend them.
WordPress: This is the only way to go. Great ecosystem of support and tutorials.
Themes for WordPress:
Headway: This is the theme I use for all my sites. I will have a review later.
Thesis: This is the most popular theme out there.
Aweber: I used Aweber for 9 months before closing my account. Why am I recommending it? The service was great! I just wasn’t bringing in enough to cover the costs (for now). Since then, I moved my list to:
MailChimp: MailChimp has been a decent (and free) substitute for Aweber. Though I’ll probably eventually move back to Aweber, MailChimp will suffice.
Electronic Product Distribution (selling ebook):
e-junkie: My experience has been awesome. It’s extremely simple to upload your product (ebook) to their servers. It has the capability distribute free products as well. It also integrates with Aweber and MailChimp. Whenever someone downloads something from my sites, my email list is updated with the email address.
PayPal: I use PayPal to handle all payment transactions. They do charge a fee per transaction as well as a percentage of the sale. However, the ability to accept credit cards is a must. There are other sites that do this as well, but PayPal is the only one I’ve used.