I signed up with westhost for their value package yesterday, but their VPS really isn't. Their "root" access let's you install but you don't truly have root. Plus they don't have a normal shell login that I can change shells or even simple commands I'm used to like man. It's already bugging me.
What I want is true root access VPS that costs no more than $20 a month (I'd prefer $15). My other needs are pretty modest: I need about 500MB or disk space, and about 5-10GB of bandwidth. Other requirements are Linux, PHP, mySQL w/ 5-10 databases, and if possible dedicated IP.
I'm probably hoping for too much here, but I thought I would ask before I decide to go up to a real VPS package of $40/month or stick with westhost.