Web Hosting Pad is the least expensive cpanel web hosting services in the field, but that may not necessarily be a good thing. $1.99 per month sounds like a great deal, especial in exchange for unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, limitless e-mail and FTP accounts, as well as unlimited databases. There is an old saying that should seem incredibly relevant at this point: everything that glitter is not always gold. The first indication of this might be the little star on the Webhostingpad homepage next to the price of $1.99*/month.
The $1.99/month rate is only available for those willing to agree to a 3 year contract. You DO have to pay up front, so the cost is $71.64 for 3 years and there is a 30 day money back guarantee. If you are not happy with Webhostingpad for any reason, I recommend canceling within the first 30 days. You can find plenty of other cheap cpanel hosting for just a little bit more. It seems unlikely that web hosting will be too much cheaper than the $2 per month asked by Web Hosting Pad.
So what does $1.99 a month buy? An unlimited everything account with a CPanel Control Panel. You will also have support for osCommerce e-commerce suite, Joomla! and Mambo support, support for PHP/PERL/Python, PHP Nuke, unlimited SQL databases, all of the basic e-mail features one could ask for, dual-XEON RAID protected servers, weekly backups, SSI, CGI-BIN support, and the ability to host additional unlimited additional domains which are sold separately.