Originally Posted by latitudehopper
Thank you for your reply. They say they "do not oversell", can I take this to read that a guarantee of 1GB of ram means that total ram / number of VPS = 1GB?
No, you can't. The exact definition of overselling is debatable. What your host does not consider overselling might be considered otherwise at a different host, and vice-versa.
The main question to ask yourself is this: Are you happy with your current service? For example, does the VPS perform well for you, is downtime minimal, does support respond and take care of problems in a reasonable timeframe, and so forth.
If you're happy where you are, I wouldn't fret about whether service might be "better" at a more expensive host. I'm hosted at BurstNET, and have 2 of their bottom-end $6 VPS accounts with 512MB each. One is set up as a webserver and primary nameserver, the other is a MySQL server, mail server, and secondary nameserver. Both have identical configurations, so is one goes down, the other can pick up the workload temporarily. I wrote a simple script for each server to check the status of the other every 5 minutes. If the other server is unreachable for 3 consecutive cycles (15 minutes) , the necessary services on the working server are started, and alternate configuration files that point to the single server are activated for each site. While I've tested this "poor man's failover" from both ends, it's never had to be used, because both servers have had 100% uptime except for when I broke something or intentionally rebooted them.
My point is that I'm perfectly happy with the performance, uptime, and support from BurstNET, so why would I consider paying double or triple the amount somewhere else? If something happens that changes my opinion of BurstNET I'll switch, but unless that happens I'm sticking with what works.
I would advise you to do the same.