I’m hoping to install my own copy of Reddit (http://code.reddit.com/) to play around with, and I know that I’ll need at least root access with a VPS. However, what I’m not sure about is if Dreamhost’s VPS would fulfill those needs, or if I need to look to a different hosting company.
The list of necessary packages and dependencies is here: http://code.reddit.com/wiki/RedditStartToFinish
However, I’m having a hard time finding out what exactly is running in a default Dreamhost VPS. Can anyone help me out? Bonus points if you’ve already installed reddit on a Dreamhost VPS and could give me a few pointers. Thanks!