Godaddy is who I have for both of my domains. Customer service is 24/7 and if you can’t get to somewhere they have the patience to walk you through as well as explaining things your don’t understand. They have their own site building platform as well and provide several services that coat less if you bundle up. The site builder isn’t the best but if you know HTML it’s pretty good. I plan on keeping godaddy but the cms site I use is weebly.
Weebly has been great but from what I’ve seen with anyone new a lot of the greatness is now being charged for around $6 a month. I first started using weebly for two sites about 2 years ago back when you could link your domain for free. The templates are simple but if you know some code then you can customize them to a good extent. You can also hide the little footer banner by making the footer not visible. which is great for keeping the free account.
I used to use wix when it was still flash, and flash was really popular. it was nice because you could create pages without limits, now it’s similar but in html5. which is still fun and i would use wix again, it costs a little more than weebly but i would but this as choice 2 when it comes to customizable sites, this one is a bit more flexible on the creative customizable side than weebly but that isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Domain hosting from 1&1 looks interesting, you can have things like .shop .car .web and such but they emphasize those rather than the .coms and .orgs which are more used than those. They also have a cms on their site, but the templates look very dated and honestly just crap. I’m not sure about the html customization, but you would need to do a lot for these to look somewhat ok.
These templates are nice but they aren’t that great. They follow the current trends of minimal and clean, but that will soon pass and they will become dated. Also there are large images as most of the websites which make it all about the person, however after a while it looks too over done and like an obvious template. also not all of these types of sites look great for everyone. It charges a bit for more than weebly or wix, and for something that almost everyone will have if more people use it soon. which doesn’t set anyone apart.