I just started using dreamhost ps for my webserver. I chose the smallest amount purchaseable (15/150). In general, it's performed ok, as my website isn't visited often. (Hopefully, that will change). I do have a question regarding how it works though.... The "document" says it's "burstable". What does that mean? I have had situations where I go to run a backup, and suddenly, my site isn't usable anymore. Shouldn't that be covered by the "burstable" part. Curious to what burstable means, and what other people are experiencing. I would think that executing a tar on a site shouldn't use to much memory, but when I executed it, my site crashed.
Are there commands to show exactly what is running on the site? I run a top,and it barely shows anything. I'm fairly good with unix commands, but none of them are showing me much on this server.
Any help is much appreciated...