Ahhh..yup. It's sad..too. I have tested the two types side by side..and the results ain't pretty.
Page load times are anywhere from 3 to 10 times that of a normal dedicated server.
The exception to the rule is vmware..but then..it has always been darn near dedicated resources anyways...especially since you do not share the NIC card or bandwidth with anybody in this config I have.
Aye! Being forced to be a host..I guess.