It also gives you more RAM and CPU. OS rights and root/admin privlidges are just a plus. In my experience VPS out perform most shared hosting.
If anything it limits you more with RAM and CPU. A non-oversold or at least non-heavily-oversold host will get you better bang for the buck when compared to a VPS [generally].
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True, ldcdc, but if you have access to the VZ control panel, you can monitor your resource usage, before it goes out of control, and gets your VPS killed off.
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