We are looking for a VPS (or equivalent) in Europe, here are some of our key requirements :
Location: western europe (Spain, Portugal, France, UK, NL...) as we need good ping to north africa.
Hardware: we don't need a lot of performance or CPU, but we need the best quality server grade hardware and network setup for reliability (no SATA drives...) + great uptime.
Support: VPS should be fully managed and quality support is important.
Specs: 1 Gb RAM - 20-40 Gb HDD (RAID 10) - WHM/cPanel - 200 Gb BW
Backup: frequent offsite backups are the minimum, more robust or CDP backups would be perfect as we cannot afford to lose data and we might need partial restores.
Budget: We are flexible on budget as long as we find the right host.