dove back into trying to figure out a new web host this evening, as i was hit with the rather uncomfortable reminder that my hosting expires in three days and i haven't done anything about that
spoiler: i still haven't picked one. THIS PROCESS STILL SUCKS. you would think "basic shared hosting" would be easy to get, but apparently not. (okay the fact that i have 10 years of bad code to support until i can fix it is kind of an issue, but.)
also the fact that i need a solid ~10-15gb of space because i have a bunch of art and screencap galleries. that's an issue too.
man my host really spoiled me. for ten years i've been paying peanuts for a fuckton of space and a metric fuckton of bandwidth. it's just that now they want me to pay almost 3x more and lol bye