Simply put, TONS of budget hosts out there these days. The term budget in my opinion is used pretty loosely though, I think a fair balance between price and stability can be seen as "budget" but by no means skimps out on quality. Often times you pay for the name, some other times you pay a little extra for quality management over unmanaged, but at the end of the day "lowendbox" or the ad thread here on WHT is the place to start. See who you get a better "feel" for and give them a shot. Most offer money back offers so, just see what happens on a host with some good reviews here on WHT. Can't imagine you will be disappointed.
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Thanks for your replies folks. Actually I want to have different servers. The idea option is what DirectSpace offers: 512MB RAM for $4 and 1GB for $6
In general, I wish to have 256-512 MB RAM. Others are not important (space and bandwidth). Any location in the US (though I may consider other countries too).
BUT as I quoted before, guaranteed uptime is they key feature.
Wow those are ridiculous prices. I dont even understand how they are turning a profit unless there overselling. We had a few servers with directspace once upon a time the network seemed solid just didnt like the fact there live support was never available, thats alwaways off putting for me personally.
Keep in mind you get what you pay for. If your budget is really that low per VPS, then I am not sure you will see the uptimes you are requiring over time. Raising your budget a little per box would be night and day differences in what you can find and the reliability/service performance you receive.