so im trying to find a good hsot for my server and atm ill looking at some and im confused some offer 1GB for 1-2$ and some offer it for 4-8$ and i cant seem to see why one would cost more so im wondering is it worth paying the extra 4$ per gb
One thing you want to look at is how long has the host been around for. At $1-2/GB there is really no profit that can be really made from a host with that.
Say the provider is using Intel E3's they are limited to 32GB ram minus the v5's which just came out and support 64GB.
On average for a company renting a E3 with 32GB it costs around $75-150 depending on the provider they get it from, at $2/GB that is only $64 per month if they maxed the server out which is at a loss if they are paying $75 per month for the box so it's either overloaded or something is fishy going on there. I believe there is one budget provider on here who has low pricing but own their equipment which cuts those costs down possibly $35 per month for their node which would let them gain a profit however once you add in staff members fees from PayPal etc control panel costs there isn't much in it.
A provider charging a bit more $5-10 is able to provide most times better support and less overloaded equipment etc.
I would suggest if you are looking at hosts hit up their live chat, if they don't have it open pre-sales ticket and ask some questions see which provide gives you better replies and feels like they know more.
Ask who provides the hardware, network etc.
Also be careful and see how long that company has been around for, we have been around since 2011 hosting with Exodus and our parent company has been around since 2007 hosting servers etc which our pricing is higher however we don't charge extra for dedicated IP's and other little things that some others do. We also never overload equipment and have a great set of staff members who have been around for years with lots of knowledge.
Hope this helps provide a little bit more information for you.
A lot of the very cheap priced "companies" are teenagers reselling hosting accounts. Sure, you'll get a good price, but as soon as they get bored of it you lose your server and if they don't, God help you when you have technical problems.