reply to BlueFireIce
Re: Newshosting...Fail? I used newhosting for a while.. maybe in the early 00's. It was pretty good. I only left because Astraweb was cheaper (There were offering 11/month with SSL when newshosting was offering $15/month without SSL).
Astraweb now offers a year at $96 which eaks out newshostings $99 emails they still send me.
Astraweb runs pretty smooth for me. Sometimes it slows down on Sunday nights but thats about it. It suffers from DMCA takedowns like most other providers, but that problem is solved with a block account somewhere else.