Looking at ************ now. $70 for 1536mb ram. Still slightly above my budget but they look promising.
No, I dont have a virtualization preference. I even dont know if Hyper-V can virtualize win2003 server? I also read somewhere that virtuozzo uses more ram than xen does but I dont know how true is that.
I'll recommend you to get at least 2GB RAM since you need MS SQL Server. I'll also recommend you to look out for a host who has some kind of redundant network / power available on host machine along with (at least) weekly backups of VPS images. These are the features that will turn out to be critical in case of any issues encountered with network/power or loss of data due to hardware failure.
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