I've been on DreamHost for awhile, and although I love their control panel I'm not a big fan of how slow my sites tend to run on their overcrowded servers. They recently throttled my bandwidth too after my site "was creating too many connections to the server, resulting in a loss of performance for other customers." For the record, my blog gets around 2,000-3,000 hits a day -- hardly a huge load. I'm not even using 1% of my allocated bandwidth from DreamHost, but they still throttled me. Awesome. And even when I wasn't, the servers are sluggish. Anyway... What I really, really like about DH is the level of control their control panel provides -- most importantly, the full and complete DNS control over add-on domains. A lot of companies use CPanel -- which I loathe -- and don't allow you much DNS control, if any at all. The other thing I like about DH is that I have shell access, which makes it really easy to get in and view logs, move directories around, make symlinks, etc. So what I'm looking for is a relatively inexpensive host that provides the same level of control as DH, but better reliability and fast performance. Most of my stuff is PHP, but the ability to run Rails apps in FastCGI would be great too. And I really don't want to break the bank. Any recommendations?