Shared mysql database v dedicated mysql database


#1

I am a new customer

when I signed up I went for shared server but I ticked the box that said (I think) 14 day free trial of the dedicated mysql database

so even though I am on a shared server with my websites sharing space with tons of other websites, as I understand it, my databases are on their own dedicated server and I must say my forums are working like a well oiled machine!! they just work instantly!

so I think I must be on dedicated mysql database scheme

But I don’t see any conformation of this in my dashboard, I can’t find any info on this scheme now - I don’t know what I have to pay extra after the 14 days ends, where is the whole lo-down on this please?


#2

You can see what server your databases are on by going to https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=support.dc& if the server name starts with ps then you are on the mysql vps database, if not then you are on shared mysql. The MySQL VPS service starts at $15/month. The system will determine how much memory you need and bill accordingly. https://www.dreamhost.com/hosting/vps/mysql/


#3

bjk what is your opinion on the enhanced scheme? do you think the mysql vps database is a great thing?
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ah yes it does start with PS definitely and https://www.dreamhost.com/hosting/vps/mysql/ is a great read, thanking you bjk a great help! :slight_smile:


#4

How much traffic do you have on your forums? In my case I am using the VPS database on an e-commerce site that has a few thousand products. Before I switched to the VPS, the shared MySQL couldn’t handle the load.


#5

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that’s my busiest forum above - I have another forum almost as busy and several other forums less busy than that, ALL on 1 account with Dreamhost

the performance with dedicated mysql database is simply awesome! they all run like perfect and pretty much instantly, delays if they occur are very short