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DREAMHOST DEDICATED SERVER INFORMATION, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMHOST SERVERS
04-02-2012, 01:18 AM (This post was last modified: 04-02-2012 01:30 AM by makeonlineshop.)
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DREAMHOST DEDICATED SERVER INFORMATION, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMHOST SERVERS
DREAMHOST DEDICATED SERVER INFORMATION, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMHOST SERVERS


Hello,

As it is not easy to find information about Dreamhost dedicated server I have decided to start a thread and add to this page links to others threads about dedicated servers and everything else that can be useful to people who manage a dedicated @dreamhost.

Please tell us what you think about your dedicated, if it's good or not, and if you can compare it to other dedicated servers offered by other hosts.


Thanks.





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04-02-2012, 03:38 AM
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Wow, you've done a lot of research! Might I suggest you also add this info to the wiki? In my experience, good information gets lost in the forums amid all the noise.
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04-02-2012, 06:47 AM (This post was last modified: 04-02-2012 06:51 AM by makeonlineshop.)
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I will also report all the info I can find about dedicated servers here, and maybe later try to help the community with the wiki.
Is it possible to have MySql databases on your dedicated server ?

Yes, but it seems that the process is not automatic and a request must be made to copy your databases to your dedicated server.


I wonder if my websites will load faster when having Files and MySql on the same server rather than databases on a different VPS as before ?
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04-02-2012, 10:38 PM (This post was last modified: 04-02-2012 10:39 PM by sXi.)
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(04-02-2012 03:38 AM)bobocat Wrote:  Wow, you've done a lot of research! Might I suggest you also add this info to the wiki? In my experience, good information gets lost in the forums amid all the noise.

+1 Get OP signed up on Wiki quick while he's on a roll!


(04-02-2012 06:47 AM)makeonlineshop Wrote:  I wonder if my websites will load faster when having Files and MySql on the same server rather than databases on a different VPS as before ?

When the SQL network is running well, it technically should be faster.

The idea of separating the SQL is that the SQL servers have much, much, much faster disk drives. The offset to take into account regarding the speed is that they are on the network - which is also extremely fast - but queues and network issues might be a potential bottleneck. (Lots of maybes).

Hosting SQL locally requires extra server resources - which can be a show-stopper.

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04-03-2012, 06:43 AM
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On a dedicated server, it's normal to host SQL and other services on that server.

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04-03-2012, 03:58 PM (This post was last modified: 04-03-2012 04:01 PM by makeonlineshop.)
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(04-03-2012 06:43 AM)Gene Steinberg Wrote:  On a dedicated server, it's normal to host SQL and other services on that server.

Thank you.

So it's normal and also better than hosting SQL on a separate server ?



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QUESTION: when I was using a VPS it happened sometimes that I was unable to restart the machine. Even when hitting REBOOT on Dreamhost panel the machine didn't restart.

I wonder if this situation cannot happen anymore with a dedicated server ?

Also, there are 2 options: reboot and powercycle

Do you know why ? And what that powercycle means ?





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04-03-2012, 04:02 PM
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I don't know the setup for VPS. But as far as MySQL is concerned, I see no reason to run it on a separate server unless you are running a very high load, requiring two servers.

Powercycle is equivalent to turn off and on again.

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04-06-2012, 07:13 PM
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(04-02-2012 06:47 AM)makeonlineshop Wrote:  Is it possible to have MySql databases on your dedicated server ?

Yes, but it seems that the process is not automatic and a request must be made to copy your databases to your dedicated server.

They still haven't updated that documentation on the site but it is automatic. We just added a DS for a clients account and all the databases were moved to it.

The only issue is you can't move some of them. It's basically an all in process.

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04-09-2012, 08:14 AM (This post was last modified: 04-09-2012 08:19 AM by makeonlineshop.)
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First outage for April 2012 !

Dedicated down.

Let's see how long it will take to repair...



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We are looking into reports of downtime for some of our customers, that could be network related. We are aware of the issue and have our datacenter admins and networking admins checking it right now. We will update when we have more information.

You can keep updated at dreamhoststatus.com! (posted 15 mins 31 secs ago)
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04-09-2012, 08:19 AM
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(04-09-2012 08:14 AM)makeonlineshop Wrote:  First outage for April 2012 !

Dedicated down.

Let's see how long it will take to repair...

Add Pingdom checks to your site. I started tracking my shared account about a month ago and was quite surprised (and depressed) to see that my uptime is only ~99%.
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