Is Java 1.8.x supported by Dreamhost? Am I permitted to install Java 1.8.x on my server? Or, conversely, can and will Dreamhost install Java 1.8 on my server?
I’m quite sure you can install Java 1.8 on a VPS but I’m not sure you can run all kind of applications that way. Keep in mind that DreamHost VPS are managed and you don’t get root access.
Another option to run Java 1.8 applications without any restrictions is to consider a virtual machine on DreamCompute https://dreamhost.com/cloud