Re: Talking about bullshit
I wasn't talking about price or I would have said cheap instead.
"Competitive" is generally taken in terms of "value for money", so price is a part of it. It doesn't have to mean 'cheap', you can be underfunded without being cheap.
Please name a more competitive provider
No idea, I avoid hosting providers for exactly this reason. I run my own hosts, although I do use a provider for personal email. I make my own backups, since their SLA is clear that they don't backup my user data. I do expect them, though, to backup their own data including configuration related to the service they sell me, so that they can have their hosts up again ASAP after a failure.