Hi, we're looking to host a college web site at a VPS. Our needs are relatively modest, and include:
need Apache with mod_speling (long story)
need FTP access (with possibility for SFTP)
Do not need email.
Uptime and response time are important.
Would like some online backup capability.
Budget... well, we don't need the cheapest option out there.
I've looked into MediaTemple's dedicated virtual option. Looks good. Anyone have any experience with it?
I know that you are asking for a VPS, but if your needs are just bandwidth and webspace, without any needs for raw processing power than you could give DreamHost a try. If you don't use too much CPU it should be fine. Don't know much about mod_spelling. But if it is a VPS you are looking for, you can try SliceHost. They have a 40GB/400GB/1024MB plan for $70/month. Very friendly staff, but more important than that is that their very knowledgeable. You can hang out in the chat before joining.