Do you have any requirements of a provider first of all? IE network wise, support wise, geographic location? Budget?
Well I would like to purchase my own server as I said. Geographic location is not real important. It would be nice to be in the United States though. I want a hosting company that is reasonable in price and very dependable. As far the specifics for the server. I have not bought one yet, but I want one that has plenty of room for future expansion if need be.