I see enough negative threads on this board, many with good reason, that I thought I'd balance things out a little by reporting a good experience I've had with a dedicated server provider.
I am completely impressed with liquidweb.net. I lease a box from them and also got a cpanel install from them on a local box. They seem to really know their stuff when it comes to cpanel, and the prices on their dedicated servers can't be beat.
so far, they've gone way beyond what i would expect for tech support, offering a lot of advice on getting my own servers running smoothly.
I have been with Liquidweb for a year and a half. When I first started they were good, there there were outages everyday for an hour or two. I was in finals at school and didnt have time to think about it. then it was fine and three weeks ago the server i was on was down for a day(really 30 hours). then it was up. my sites ip wasnt working so they moved me and now my subdomains didnt work. I have left and gone to VenturesOnline (http://venturesonline.com). A friend of mine (http://equaked.com) was at lw and he left after a month when his server crashed. So I wouldnt use them.