My site, greenman.co.za and a few others should be moving shortly (and no, it’s not due to the vast amounts of traffic I’m getting!)
Top of the list is Circular Systems, who look like they have some good deals. If the site goes down, you know who to blame.
Main reasons for the choice are the unlimited bandwidth they offer, and the root access. It’s been quite a struggle to get root access at an affordable price – so many places will happily give you the usual ‘cgi’ library, a limited number of MySQL databases etc, but I don’t like being restricted in that way, and I’d prefer a box I can destroy at my leisure. They give an option of FreeBSD, and various Linux distros (Gentoo, Debian, Slackware and Red Hat).
They’re based in Cape Town, which is a real plus. I was prepared to move overseas if needs be, but am very happy that it seems someone in South Africa can be competitive and, so far at least, professional.
I don’t know anyone who’s used them, and if anyone has had any bad experiences with them, now’s the time to tell me…
NOTE: See the update Moving to LayeredTech