I'm purposely leaving out links so not to appear that I'm spamming.
When an offer looks too good to be true, it usually is. What you save in money, you pay for in grief.
Agreed. I actually run a hosting and consulting company but am required to host my sites offsite. My VPS provider is on the rather high end of those listed there but I have had little problem with them. (Like three server reboots within the last year and a dropped ticket that I had to bump up to management. I can live with that.)
You're not going to get a decent VPS when the provider is selling 2 gigs of memory for $7 a month. That's massively oversold and going to be nothing but trouble.
On the other side, we have (to be blunt) idiots who ignore the 900+ mostly negative comments for some providers, still rent from them, and then wonder why they're having issues with the provider.
Unfortunately I face this nearly every day when I explain to yet another soccer mom why their previous 3 buck a month shared hoster promoting their "unlimited" space and bandwidth is a bad idea compared with what we offering.
One of the reasons why i said to be sure to review the comments.