Hi, I’m renting a DreamHost VPS and treating it as a VPS.
In my /home folder I have a special folder with a job which runs as a CRON task periodically. The work it does requires only about 50 MB right now but over time it could grow to 1 gigabyte (maybe +500 mb of storage growth per year).
These files are not served to the web and are not for public use. They’re for my own maintenance cron-task which I need to run on a server (which is why I rented as VPS so that my own home PC doesn’t have to run 24/7 to do the job).
[B]My VPS has the Unlimited Disk plan, since I signed up for it before 2014.[/B] I’ve read the unlimited disk space policy at https://www.dreamhost.com/legal/unlimited-policy/ but don’t know if my CRON usage needs are prohibited.
Is this allowed? I believe I’ve read somewhere that we aren’t allowed to store any files that aren’t publicly accessible from the web.
The “unlimited policy” I read above says that DreamHost may delete files. So I sleep restlessly, worried that some automatic DreamHost script will scan and find my folder after some months of growth and and delete months of my irreplaceable cron-job work just because it was outside the web folder. Is that going to happen?
Is there any privacy protection that prevents DreamHost employees from spying on that folder and its contents if they find this “1 gb folder outside the web root”?
I basically rent the VPS for the email hosting and the ability to run cron jobs and I pay my bills and don’t use much disk space or bandwidth. So please DreamHost don’t hurt me.