I had a 2CPU 4GB of ram 48GB hard drive space VPS with Linode and their service is rock solid and stable. But it was $20 a month and I needed to save money because I am moving. But I have since switched to Hawk Hosts Semi-Dedicated hosting plan because they had a black Friday sale it was $9 a month and so far so good! And the reason why I need more than a standard hosting account is that my website runs Wordpress and Xenforo and a WordPress bridge called Xenword. And it uses a lot of resources, I am always getting my account limited on a standard web hosting accounts.