I’m using a VPS Arvixe and the truth is that I am very happy with them.
My server is a Virtual Private Server with the following features:
- Hard Drive: 100 GB
- Transferred data: illimited
- Dedicated RAM: 3 GB
- CPU Cores: 8
- Free SSL Certificate
- A free domain
The Control Panel is Cpanel and I have root access to the Linux shell.
Also includes free installation of a SVN repository for code that I use to back up all my projects.
The price is $70 a month and I think that is competitive with the other companies.
Helpdesk is in English, they have a chat that is always active (24/7), personally I had to contact them a few times and I always get an answer in less then a minute.
The use I give it to the server is pretty intensive, I have several crons that run every minute and take prices and generate Stats from Amazon ( www.pricemono.com ) and the server is reacting very well (I invite you to check it on pricemono).
I started using Arvixe with a cheaper shared server ($4 / month) and then I had to increased the performance of the web and moved to the VPS PRO.
For more information you can see the plans on its website: www.arvixe.com