How to find web hosting that meets my requirements?
So, we used linode.com for a while, and that was awesome, but I need my own virtual server now, and the problem with linode is that you had to install everything from scratch.
I'd like a server I can get my hands on with a default installation of everything necessary, the ability to use root and all that (that said, I'd prefer linux... though I have experience with windows server, just don't prefer it for my webhosting), and any kind of decent management tool online.
I don't want to spend more than $20 or $30 a month on that, and that is super important.
If I can't get a good VPS, what is a good site for hosting that isn't GoDaddy? I've only used GoDaddy, client's servers, or my current webserver on linode.