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If you are still out there I run a dedicated server at mc.tackettsarmy.com out of Kettering Ohio. It's whitelisted and custom mod pack. Ping and let me know if you are interested. We are still 1.5.2 while waiting on mods to update.
All our servers come with PiePanel, a in-house control panel platform that fits nicely with our system. Since we made the software, we are able to provide a good experience which you don't get with the off-the-shelf alternative.
We've also fine tuned our Java in order to gain more players and plugins out of as much RAM as possible, meaning you can run more then your average Minecraft server, just by using PieLayer.