How much traffic can it handle?


#1

Hi I was curious as to how much traffic the Dreamhost plans can handle?
If anyone knows the difference between the shared, the VPS and the dedicated plans?

I hear the shared can actually handle more than the cheap VPS plan, is this true?

By traffic I mean how many simultaneous users can it handle with minimal slowing down of the site.

Thanks


#2

I thought I should add that my site is just going to a run IPB (forum software) and maybe a wordpress homepage.


#3

I would like to upgrade to :
guaranteed memory: 1GB
which is better ? to go with VPS ? or dedicated server ? which provider do u recommend ? how much am I expected to pay for my required setup ? what about CPU ?


#4

That depends a lot on the efficiency of your code. A well written web app can fly with a crazy amount of traffic. where as a bad one will die an ugly death on a VPS.

It’s less the traffic it can handle and more the memory and CPU you suck up.


#5

That makes sense.

In regards to the shared hosting, which do you think is better? a 300mb VPS or the shared hosting? or 600mb?

I know that shared can get pushed to use quite a lot of resources, but they will just throttle you / tell you to move to a VPS. Is the capibility of the 300mb / 600mb VPS above this threshold?


#6

Your processes will get killed when your total memory use starts to rise above 90MB.


#7

It really depends on the site and how much resources you end up using. As bobocat said, at 90mb memory, we start poking you to be a better neighbor. The VPS and Dedi boxes don’t have the same limit, but if you go above the limit you DO have (which you can tweak somewhat with a slider), then you get emails saying you’re getting a bit big for your britches.

Rarely is a website set-it-and-forget-it. It needs a lot of care and nurturing and attention.


#8

Start on shared. If you outgrow it move somewhere else.


#9

I’ve cranked past my 300mb limit (test server for coding) while installing something on my VPS.

It doesn’t just email you saying “hey nub you’re using a lot of resources” it also completely reboots the server. I found this to be rather obnoxious and a PAIN in the butt.


#10

That’s different :slight_smile: I was referring to the mails when you get really close, but don’t need a reboot. But yes, if you go past your memory allocation and it’s going to crash your site, it will reboot, and yes, that’s a monumental PITA when you’re installing!


#11

Hi - can someone explain the difference (if there is one) between bandwidth and processing RAM? Yesterday DH throttled my site and crashed it saying that it thought a process was using too much power, yet I have very little traffic to the site and the total bandwidth usage was only about 16MB. A comment above says you only get throttled if you use above 90MB processing, so why am I being hit when I am way below that figure for the whole day?


#12

Maybe start a new thread?