I recently purchased a server with ServerPronto.com I was creating a company to host counter strike servers. So it all started when I setup the first CS server on a serverpronto dedicated server. I logged onto CS and noticed how immense the lag was. I contacted ServerPronto's support about it.. They tell me that there is nothing wrong with the servers connection, but yet on CS the pings are in the 1000''s. They told me that any work they have to do on the machine will cost me $75 per half hour... I think thats crazy. So they wont fix the problem with the server and there is no way i'm paying $75 per half hour for them to fix one of their own mistakes. Now I'm out $178.
Please dont anyone make the mistake I made by getting a server with ServerPronto.
That pingbooster, from what I've heard, will choke the machine even more for performance. The Linux HLDS binaries are terrible. My servers climb to use upwards of 400(yes)MB of RAM each... until they are restarted.
Valve Software doesn't have the background in Unix yet, but I hope they're working on it.