DreamHost VPS


#11

Can you run things like a shoutcast server in these machines??

Thx!


#12

As always, the definitive answer would have to come from support, but everything I’ve have read indicates you may run a shoutcast server (you will have permission to run it).

There is still the consideration of how much memory/CPU to devote to such a server, and that is directly related to whether or not you can run it (effectively).

The number of streams/listeners etc. would still be limited to the resources available to you on your machine/plan, but at least if you “killed” it, you would only kill yourself so there is nothing to stop you from running it into the ground. :wink:

–rlparker


#13

[quote]One thing I haven’t seen considered is the effect on users not using the PS service.

If the private servers are on the same servers as the standard accounts how would this affect others on the same server. Would they end up with less resources available?[/quote]
According to the blog entry, you account is moved to a new server with other PS customers - and is easily moved between boxes so they can accommodate changes in how many resources you’re requesting.

–Matttail
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#14

If anyone have registered for this feature can you please share back to this forum ?

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#15

Consider this as a second request.

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#16

A second request for what, people to announce that they’re on the waiting list?

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#17

A second request for reports of experience with the service.

Obviously I could sign up for it and find out for myself but I simply don’t have any sites that would benefit from it - yet.

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#18

[quote]A second request for reports of experience with the service.

Obviously I could sign up for it and find out for myself but I simply don’t have any sites that would benefit from it - yet.[/quote]
Yeah, I was just wondering if you were repeating the previous request which I pedantically take to literally be a request for people have requested the feature, not who have a DreamHost-PS account (which is what you’ve requested and which would make more sense).

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#19

The feature sounds like it could be useful for sites that have a bit of trouble under the standard settings.

This feature really seems to have popped out of almost no where very quickly without much talk on the beta forum.

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#20

Yes, some site like marketplace site or classified ads ?

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#21

Well, I imagine any suffciently high-load dynamic site would qualify. We could probably do a survey of posts here from people who’ve complained about getting into trouble for CPU usage to get a good idea of good application candidates. :slight_smile:

The candidates that I see are forums, WordPress sites with lots of dynamic plugins, and MediaWiki.

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#22

I’m thinking a SEO link site. (grin)

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#23

So why does that feature of Dreamhost’s need its own separate domain, instead of a logical subdomain of dreamhost.com, anyway?

– Dan


#24

I was going to answer your question here… but I think it would be easier if I register MyAnswerToDansQuestion.com and post it there instead. :smiley: :wink:


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#25

Maybe since they have to register the domain anyway to prevent someone else from doing so and using it in ways DreamHost doesn’t approve of, they figure they may as well use it?

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#26

Can’t wait to hear any good sharing for this. I just come out with other post about MediaTemple’s grid hosting. Is it a same kind of technology ?

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#27

No, the two are completely different.

Grid hosting involves having a cluster of servers all able to serve up the pages for a single website. The load between the servers is load balanced.

As Mikka references, DreamHost PS uses Linux VServer, which is a server virtualization technology. This is all about accounts being tied to a “dedicated” virtual server. So you get what amounts to a server-within-a-server all to yourself.

Here are Wikipedia articles on the two technologies:

Clustering
Virtualization

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#28

[quote]Grid hosting involves having a cluster of servers all able to serve up the pages for a single website. The load between the servers is load balanced.

As Mikka references, DreamHost PS uses Linux VServer, which is a server virtualization technology. This is all about accounts being tied to a “dedicated” virtual server. So you get what amounts to a server-within-a-server all to yourself.

Here are Wikipedia articles on the two technologies:

Clustering
Virtualization[/quote]
Ah… Got it :wink:

Thanks Lensman !

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#29

does anyone know what the expected wait time is for those on the beta wait list, as well as the full service rollout?


#30

Yeah, sign me up. Then when DH’s network goes down (as it invariably does every 6 months or so) I can think of all those dedicated CPU cycles that I’m still getting!