Website hosting company for Luddites

I am building my new website and have purchased a domain name. A buddy suggested I have hostgator.com do the actual hosting so I signed up with them. Problem is that I understand next to nothing about building a website and I don’t find hostgator very user-friendly. Hate to admit this but I am a Luddite from Silicon Valley and I really need to find another hosting company better suited to idiots. Can anyone recommend a hosting company with tutorials simple enough for me to follow? I want to do this myself so that I can manage and change it as I see fit down the road. Not looking to build anything fancy and I envision a site with no more than 5-6 pages.

Thanks.

Rolf the Internet Idiot

Wheat Hill