nixpc However since he wants SSH access a VPS would suit his needs a lot better [...]
I'm just saying where he can get the cheapest VPS as I assume that's what OP needs.
I choose to disagree. You can't compare managed shared hosting with an unmanaged VPS which is in a similar price range.
I have run a large forum in the past with considerable server costs (four-digit euro amount per month) and I never considered an unmanaged server. 99% of forum owners don't have the skills or - as in my case - the time to permanently update and secure a root server. A fully managed VPS or a fully managed dedicated server however is a lot more expensive than shared hosting.
phenomlab A common one being the shared host is over subscribed.
Right, that's why you have to choose a good provider. But even with a VPS, a bad provider has a lot of other means to spoil your party. And here we come back to the initial question: quality shared hosting with SSH access. Uberspace (mentioned by me in a previous post) is not oversubscribed according to my experience, offers you all the freedom you need and asks for about 5 Euro per month (and even less if you can't afford that).