In short, you’re stuck with the $40.80 / month. If you can’t summon an explanation yourself, here’s mine:
A regular hosting account is like the local gym. They have enough treadmills for everybody to use… but they’re also betting on the fact that not everybody shows up at once, right? This is called overselling, which is a practice which many many many hosts (including DreamHost) participate in. As much as the competition bashes it, it’s not that bad because, like at the local gym, not everybody shows up at once, and some people don’t even show up at all. Which means that, barring a really really big spike, the YMCA and DreamHost are safe.
A PS is different. A PS is like going to the gym and saying, “Dammit! I want you to make sure that I have my own treadmill here, and that nobody else uses it!” With a PS, you are guaranteed your 408 MHz CPU, and your 408 MB RAM. Nobody else can use it. Let’s go back to the personal treadmill example… your gym says they’ll set one aside for you, but it’ll cost you a lot more than your regular membership. Would it be practical for them to charge you less if you weren’t on your treadmill 24 / 7? Of course not! They still have to power it, maintain it, make sure nobody else touches it, etc. And so, even if you don’t use all 408 MHz of your CPU, they’re still setting it aside just for you (meaning they aren’t overselling), so they can’t charge you less or else it would be a really bad deal for them.
Hope this helped,
SFT_DOM_IP_50 - one EXTRA lifetime domains, 1 lifetime unique ip, $50 off
Also try, SFT_3DOM_50; SFT_DOM_STUFF
Want a custom promo code? PM me