Metrics collection on a shared hosting site

Hi all,

I’m working on a couple of projects hosted on a shared hosting account and metrics are a huge part of the plans for development going forward. I really want metrics on every aspect of the code base. My question is: what are people using on dreamhost for collecting metrics? Shared plans don’t allow for running things like statd or mondemand or whatever locally. Are folks just using EC2 or DreamCompute nodes to gather metrics?

These projects are really early days, with no budget to speak of (which is why I am using an existing shared plan for the initial work). Using the free EC2 trial is totally an option, I’m just wondering if data loss between the dreamhost app and the EC2 metrics collectors would be an issue.

Any insight is appreciated.