VPS Hosting RAM and other Hosting questions, Running MS SQL Server

Hello, All.

I am looking in on switching from my current hosting provider to another one.
The one I am looking at, is Accuwebhosting.com
Their VPS Windows Hosting packages. <-- Link provided

My question is the following.
SQL Server is what will run on it.
I have 5 sites that use SQL Server.
Will 1GB + RAM work with the SQL Server, or will it be not enough?

I chatted with their Tech Support the other day, and he told me that if I needed more ram, that it was an extra $10.00 a month, per 1GB

Any other suggestions on other hosting companies that are low cost and GOOD.
Please provide.

Thank You
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Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperAsked:
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Ares KurkluSoftware EngineerCommented:
I think minimum requirement is 1 GB, but how the whole OS may perform under load is another question, may be ideal to get more.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Be realistic can you on your own system run server 2016 and sql server with only 1GB of RAM?  Your disk subsystem would be overloaded swapping in and out memory pages.  You will not be impressed by its performance.

The question comes to mind what is wrong with your current hosting provider?  When one implements a change one wants better not worse performance.  To tell the truth I'd go with Azure SQL server myself if the only big item is SQL server.  Price alone doesn't show the entire picture They say RAID10 so that implies 4 SSD's at minimum, the question is HOW many virtual machines are also using those 4 drives and what are the iops that one should expect?

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Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the information everyone.
As for the current hosting, is on a shared hosting, and it is a complete damn mess.
It has only gotten worse over the years, and now they have sold out to another company, and we found out that there would be a price increase.

I am also looking at 1&1 hosting as well.
Wayne BarronAuthor, Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
went with 1and1
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