A few questions and let me just start off by saying that I don't know a ton about servers. Right now I'm on Hostmonster shared and my sites load slowly.
Would this be much better than the shared hosting? I'm not happy with the shared hosting. I have an eCommerce site and several wordpress-based sites with around 10k visitors per month (total) which of course I plan to grow a lot. There are two IPs with these plans, does that mean that I could have 2 SSL certificates in my account (and two ecommerce sites?)
What about htaccess for 301 redirects, does this type of server allow those? and is it a big pain to transfer over all the databases, SSL certificate stuff, etc.?
Is there much downtime with these servers?