Do I need a VPS?

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#1

I’m on Dreamhost since June 2003 (yes, ten years!) and I’m happy with the service and speed of my sites.

Since two years ago I run a site which is growing day by day and some months gets up to 400k page view (even if a bit are from spam bots they still hit the server). I don’t see slowdowns, but I started to ask myself if I need a VPS, both for the cpu my site uses and to be able to use xcache and other interesting things.

Is there a way to know how much memory I use right now to understand how much I would need (up to 600mb is affordable to me right now) and if the expense is in some way justified by current site resource usage?

Sorry for bad english.


#2

It’s unfortunate the moderators on this forum respond as quickly as they do in the support area!!

This is a really good question and one which I would like an answer to as well.

Any comment from Dreamhost?


#3

I apologize for the delayed response here!

There really is no simple equation to figure out how much memory you’re using when you’re on a shared server. A very basic way to determine that is 15,000 total hits in a day can = 300 MB. However that is very basic and not 100% accurate; Web scripts are so dynamic, we cannot determine if you need to upgrade by total traffic alone.

What you can do is contact our support team (www.dhurl.org/dhsupport) with the domain you’re inquiring about. We can check the logs on your server to help determine if you need a VPS, but we cannot determine the exact RAM usage for your site.

We also offer a one-week free trial for the VPS, so you’re welcome to try it out with your site and see how it fits you. :slight_smile: