i have a personal portfolio website hosted by a local melbourne company - but they have started spamming me and calling me too waaay much - then offering me dodgy deals that include business rego, security etc. They have also gained the reputation for just renewing you anyway.
Can anyone suggest a good host - and how much should domain name registration be for 2 years roughly??
Are you after a web host or a domain registrar?? You should keep the two separate if you have them at the same place currently, precisely for this kind of issue.
For domains I use namecheap.com, jumba.com.au for Aus domains Namecheap don't support, and for hosting stablehost.com. If you want to use the latter this coupon code will give you 40% off: zava40discount
Domain cost will depend on extension, but should be around $10 for top level, $15/yr for Aus specific domains. Any more than that and you're getting ripped off.
I've been asking pretty much the same question on another forum as I don't know shit about the subject but I get a lot of suggestions but it boiled down to the fact I was best sticking with my current host.