Hello fellow Dreamhosters and DreamHost staffers,
For the starters, I’m not here to complain, I mean… I paid 20 bucks for a year of hosting, so I can’t expect miracles, right?
But I would like to share a few of my ideas, that came to me head a long time ago, but I never seen them live, so…
Right now, we have 4 plans. All of us can see those in here: http://www.dreamhost.com/hosting.html
They don’t differ much from each other, most notable is price and Storage/BW.
So, when average potential ‘customer’ looks at those plans, he thinks (my assumption)
[quote]Dude, my search for hosting service for my warez site has just ended!
200, 300, 400 GB storage?!
And it increases as my new games and movies are uploaded? Sweeeet!
OMG, and the BW! 10x of the storage? And also increases?! Yahooo!
PHP, shell, perl… whats that ? O_O[/quote]
Of course, I don’t neglect, that you are searching for such accounts and are closing them, but this is just how those plans are advertising themselves (most hosts do that, I’m not attempting to offend here anyone!). And I guess that you just can’t keep up with rapidly growing number of customers.
What I suggest is to add 3-5 additional plans, for those who plan on hosting website, not media files.
Those who know what they want, and thats definitely not (pardon me) shitload of features.
I have made my own version of hosting plans… http://paziek.com/fake-plans.html
I hope that DreamHost don’t mind, that I used part of their template in order to make my suggestions more clear (differences wise).
Okay, so I’ll try now to answer some of the questions that will surely come:
A: Reason for that is because number of accounts on each of the server will be the same, thus their performance may vary a lot.
Most notably “Strictly static” were webserver alone gives 8x better performance comparing to apache performance on static content.
A: So they won’t be abused, for example in order to re-sell. You don’t need 20000 email accounts and 2000 databases.
A: Apache is flexible, but slow. There are alternatives, faster ones.
A: Do you REALLY need those? And aren’t you making your own anyway, and put on waste those included?
Decreased storage, gives opportunity to use smaller, but much faster hard drives, further increasing performance.
Use it as general idea, or actual solution, but please, make it come true!
I think that there is load of people who aren’t happy with recent changes in performance on the servers, my assumed cause for that can be found on the top of post…
A lot of your customers wish to host just site, with usually is no larger than a few MB and has small to average resource consumption.
Those who cause collateral damage are file hosts/warez - you call it.
If you really need to host such people, then sure, but I suggest using for that Tux server, and separate them from ‘normal’ customers.
If this really comes true, then please switch me (for free, pls :P) to the “Full service” ^^