Yep, that's me. Looking to finally maybe make the step to VPS and get away from my shared hosting service. Right now I run a small forum. 1200 users, 5GB/montly. Uses the standard stuff. Apache, SQL, PHP, etc... I never used a VPS service before and had a couple of questions. I do want a control panel. Plesk or Cpanel. Will this come preinstalled or will I need to install that myself? I can work my way around Linux fairly well, but I do like ease of use and using the control panel to do the work for me. Would Knownhost's cheapest VPS be ok for my small forum right now? There are usually 30-40 people concurrently on the forum at any given time. SQL connections and all that have to be considered, right? I'm ready to possibly sign up with a service and I really want to go for VPS, because it's ALL MINE. Anyway, is there is anything anyone can let me know to someone that is tired of shared hosting and wants VPS, please let me know. Some questions would also be, will SQL, PHP and all be preinstalled or is that something I'll need to install myself? Thanks. Also, is there any difference in your servers in Texas, NJ, CA.? Are they all the same speed/service?