Private Server Question


#1

If I get a private server, are all of my current domains and myswl databases moved to it? Or is it a new account?

Thanks

Todd


#2

DH will transfer all your stuff over, but as I recall, Web and SQL are separate PS services, so you’ll need to upgrade both.

-Scott


#3

You can choose to use PS for just your web server or both your web and mysql servers. I just have PS for my web server and I just use a shared mysql server.

BTW, support did mention to me that I could open another account if I just wanted to have some domains under my PS account and some under a regular shared account.

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#4

Yep, that’s what I did… a new shared account to use it for VPS domains.

The advantage, it’s that you have a high chance you get new MySQL servers asigned, so you could choose which one to use for both hosting plans.

In my case, I had to move all the databases from one mysql server to the other, as one of them was having an awful performance.

Take a look at these graphs:

http://dreamhostpstools.com/mon/graphs.cgi

The last two graphs show both of those MySQL servers. Both of 'em have the same uptime and look at number of queries server, and the QPS (Queries Per Second Average).

Server 1 is being taken to his knees with a huge amount of workload, meanwhile Server 2 is pretty more relaxed.

Obviously, I suppose both are using similar hardware, as I noticed the difference a lot by switching database servers… and all of 'em are in the same LAN (I guess so), so there’s no penalty for swapping :slight_smile:

I was writing this explanation at that blog, but I only have it at draft status, as my english is not my primary language :stuck_out_tongue: and I’ve to review it a few times.

Best regards,

Antonio.