What are some alternatives?
Amazon EC2 - Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services. Free to join, pay only for what you use.
Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.
Microsoft Azure - Windows Azure and SQL Azure enable you to build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters.
TransIP - Start your project at TransIP. Activate your VPS now, register your desired domain name and order web hosting.
Rackspace - More than 100,000 businesses trust Rackspace with their hosting and cloud computing. Get cloud, managed and hybrid hosting all backed by Fanatical Support.
DigitalOcean - Simplifying cloud hosting. Deploy an SSD cloud server in 55 seconds.