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I recently decided to get this Hybrid Dedicated Server from WISHOSTING:

4 CPU cores i5-2400
Dedicated CPU cores 3.1GHz
15GB RAM
1800GB HDD
Linux/Windows OS
Unmetered 100Mbps bandwidth
1 IPv4
DDoS protection
Location - Canada
Setup time up to 24 hours
[$19.99/month][2]

This is my first time with a dedicated (or Hybrid in this case) and I'm extremely happy with it. I have the one that's located in Canada (Montreal) on OVH which is $19.99/month, there is another one that's the same specs but $17.99/month hosted in France (unsure of details). I went for the Canadian one since it has less latency to Australia than France does, especially during peak times.

Here's a benchmark:

CPU model:  Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge)
Number of cores: 4
CPU frequency:  3092.972 MHz
Total amount of RAM: 14681 MB
Total amount of swap:  MB
System uptime:   3 days, 9:55,       
I/O speed:  73.0 MB/s
Bzip 25MB: 4.39s
Download 100MB file: 11.2MB/s

That is 100% dedicated to my use, a massive 1.8TB of HDD space 4 cores and 15GB RAM is awesome. From what I understand, this is hosted on a bare metal dedicated server but instead it uses the KVM platform to make it much easier to manage. This means the resources (CPU, IO, network, HDD, etc) are all used only by me, and you can really feel the difference!

This thing replaced a lot of my other VPS, I can now run nextCloud, Plex, and more off the dedicated server and it still has plenty of capacity left. Beforehand, I had 3 different VPS to serve those needs, and now they're all on the one server and it actually costs less this way.

I tested with Plex, and I can easily transcode at least 5 1080 movies at the same time without slowing down anything else, which is perfect for my needs. I could probably have tried more but I decided to only test 5.

Here's some more benchmarks which I will add to over time:

CPU model:  Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge)
Number of cores: 4
CPU frequency:  3092.972 MHz
Total amount of RAM: 14681 MB
Total amount of swap:  MB
System uptime:   3 days, 10:01,       
I/O speed:  94.3 MB/s
Bzip 25MB: 4.05s
Download 100MB file: 11.2MB/s
CPU model:  Intel Xeon E312xx (Sandy Bridge)
Number of cores: 4
CPU frequency:  3092.972 MHz
Total amount of RAM: 14679 MB
Total amount of swap:  MB
System uptime:   6 days, 16:07,       
I/O speed:  79.0 MB/s
Bzip 25MB: 4.26s
Download 100MB file: 11.2MB/s

If you're looking for a great value dedicated server, I highly recommend this one, it's blown me away!