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The launch is still pretty new, so word is still getting around about all the details. I can confirm that dedicated servers do include MySQL — in that sense, they’re basically a web VPS and a MySQL VPS glued together.
You can create users through the control panel, and they’ll all get their own home directory.
Can I map where that home directory is or will I have to manually create a ln to their site directory?
The control panel is DreamHost-branded. We don’t currently have any support for adjusting or removing that on a per-user basis — if nothing else, the company name ends up included in a lot of messages.
Are there plans to change this? This is important
MySQL is local on dedicated servers.
How are you backing up this data? How do I retrieve backups?
We’re likely to offer dedicated servers with larger disks, or with disk arrays, in the future. Our main concern is that we’d like to avoid having too many different hardware configurations, as that’d make it more difficult for us to provision new hardware, or replace faulty hardware, in a timely manner.
Any chance that you can offer a nas/san based solution? This way we can purchase bigger blocks of storage? Not all i/o is speed critical.