Originally Posted by CloudSolutions
I would check following:
1) Support, is it really 24x7?
2) Host nodes hardware? How up-to-date is that?
3) Uptime information from past year or two.
4) Are they resellers or own the hardware?
5) Platform... Is it shared technology like openvz or something more dedicated as Vcloud or XEN?
Those would be your kick start check points
Same, with the addition of some:
6) Cost. Expensive does not always mean better, because I know cases of expensive companies that do not give you a bang for the buck. Example is Bitcable, that says it's what you need, some won't see the sense of it but some cherish it, or prgmr.com, same for cheap, it doesn't mean outright not good, look at LEB for example.
7) Goodness of he company: Is the support good? Or just a bunch of kids that believe that keeping server up is the solution?
8) Free Extras/discounted: Like cPanel for example.
9) Possibility to have a VPS reseller: To start a (rather small) company
10) Security: If a host goes hacked and/or ddosed, it's down. It is another point to consider.
EDIT: And here is full Bit cable text:
With Bitcable VPSs, you won’t find any crazy features or magic fairy dust. It’s what you need and nothing else. Some may not like it, but others… well, they shall cherish it.
Phew. Outright I don't like it, there are too many not so good things.