Written on: 25/11/2007 by happyfunball (1 review written)
Extremely fast, my servers ping time is under 10ms.
Cheap, you can get a whole server for 10$ a month! (I pay more for a larger one since I run MySQL and mail).
Reliable, they have an uptime guarantee so its in their interest to keep you connected.
You do need to know how to use Linux and install software, such as Apache (at least with the 'value' plan I have). You also need to know how to configure Apache to handle multiple websites. Its not that bad really, google is your friend. :)
VPSVille is a Canadian VPS provider (virtual private server). These are very important to have if you need control of your site, such as if you need to install your own scripts and so on. What they actually give you is your own private server running Linux. You can install anything you want on it. You can even install a compiler like gcc and write your own software if you want. You can host an unlimited amount of websites on a VPS, but I only host about 6 for friends and family.
Ping time to me in Toronto is under 10ms, so they really are local. Pages load like lightning.