I have had some difficulties with 000webhost
and am looking for another hosting service that supports PHP, MySQL, and has a functioning PHP mail function. 000webhost used to be great for free and paid services with little difference between them. Now, my paid and free accounts with 000webhost are both similarly unreliable. There are frequent down times and the worst thing is that somehow files are getting added and edited without my involvement as if hackers are getting into my accounts. I have a paid account that was suspended for SPAM emailing because some hackers or other people got in and set up mass emailing scripts.
I also had trouble with godaddy
's PHP mail function. It is taking hours to get received in a yahoo account and some emails seem to never get through. This is a serious problem when I want to use forum boards like phpBB which use emails as important notices of message replies, private messages, and other notices.
Services that are both free and cost under $10 per month are both helpful recommendations.