Biggest DH-hosted sites?


#1

Hey guys,

I am thinking about switching to DreamHost. My current host I am having issues with - they disabled one of my forums (which only had 20 users and about 250 posts on it) because my whole account was using more then 10% of the shared server CPU. I own about 5 forums, the most popular one has 80 members and 2,500 posts. I also own about 10 websites, but only one or two get a few thousdand uniques a day.

I’m just wondering if I should switch to DH, or if I will have the same problems here as I did with my last host (CPU usage.) It’s not like my forums or anything are big, I only have about 5 and none of them are huge and they’re either powered by IPB 1.3 or MyBB 1.x (both legit and good forum softwares.)
What are your opinions, should I switch to DH?
I’ve already been through 5 webhosts since July 2003, so I’m really not all that crazed about moving to yet another host knowing I’ll probably have problems with them and have to move to a 7th, 8th, 9th, etc. host down the line.

Also: are there any REALLY big websites/forums that you guys know of that are on the DreamHost shared server? I’d just like to see about how big I can expect to develop before I might have to buy a dedicated server somewhere someday.

Thanks,
Andy


#2

That’s the largest I’ve seen and it’s my own :slight_smile: happylittlethings.com

That said, I’ve been just under the limits and I am thinking about going dedicated over the summer. I think you will face the same problem here as with your old host. In fact, you will probably face that problem with any host you go to unless it’s dedicated.

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#3

Hmm, well - I’m not really familiar with server hardware or anything, but here’s what I can tell you about the server (via Cpanel) that I am on right now:

OS: Linux
Kernel: 2.4.21-37.0.1.ELsmp
Machine: i686
Apache: 1.3.34 (Unix)
PERL: 5.8.7
PHP: 4.4.2

Is that comparible to DH?