I've got a buddy that's the IT guy for his company. He lately requested me about moving a few of the programs they need to some handled server somewhere. I suggested Rackspace, however I am wondering the other quality choices are available.

He must host Quickbooks for that accounting department, a few low traffic websites, plus some proprietary database.

Thanks ahead of time for the input.

I love slicehost for linux VPS. Their plans start at $20 monthly, as well as their support is excellent.

Linode is a great Linux VPS provider. Plenty of Distro options running on Xen Hosts. Begins at $19.95

Compare VPS has a listing of VPS plans from different providers that you could filter by quantity of RAM, location etc. In line with the information you gave you need to consider VPS plans located in america having a minimum of 1Gb of guaranteed RAM.

Amazon's EC2 is how it's at. You pay for which you utilize.

From the VPS aspect, I am personally using HostMySite.com and also have been pretty pleased with them.

Checkout ServerCo. In the same individuals who were with TotalChoiceHosting

Hosteurope.p includes a decent VPS for €13: 1TB traffic/month, 15GB disk and ¾GB RAM.

Their website is within German, but tech support talks British.

For any linux host, I have heard only good stuff about JohnCompanies.com, plus they won the Linux Journal 2006 Visitors Choice award for hosting/colocation. Their prices start at 15$ monthly, that is super affordable!

I am with RackForce.com and my website continues to be about the top of the page of Digg without any problems. Down time is extremely rare, as well as their support can be quite responsive.