It has been a while since I was last roped into trying one of the abundant 2GB and larger VPS plans. Last go round (and I tried multiple providers over six month span) all failed. Usually the provider would have a fit as I loaded a test dataset into MySQL and consumed disk IO + CPU. While these plans might play with the face value of large RAM, they are often crushed by hard set limits on IOPs, CPU utilization and other "good behavior" limiters. So, to those of you buying and using these plans, what have you managed to get working and what success have you had running anything over say at least a month. Looking at use scenarios and no provider names (and if you are a provider, no talking about your own special container without the limitations).