Hi. I recently made the switch to DreamCompute. Many like me have changed because of the recent changes to VPS hosting, which removed sudo access.
I don’t consider myself a true superuser; I’ve never actually built or maintained a complete server, but I do know my way around in a Linux OS and I know what I can tweak to get stuff to work how I’d like it to. I’ve always accepted VPS limitations (like not being able to install additional nginx modules without losing complete DH support) as they were and just used whatever little power was granted to me to my best advantage.
Since sudo was taken from me, I’ve felt forced to use DreamCompute, which was closed for me, so I was stuck with nowhere to go (but that is a rant for another time, maybe). Now that I’ve been able to obtain DreamCompute, I must express my frustrations publicly because I feel like I’m stuck between two demographics…
VPS is now managed and for people who want more resources than Shared Hosting but not the burden of managing a server completely on their own.
DreamCompute is for people who basically want custom and unmanaged dedicated resources and full administrative access.
I feel like I’m somewhere in between and DreamHost is failing to provide me with a solution. What I’d like to see ideally, is a DreamCompute image that is not just the bare OS. I’d love to see an image that contains a managed VPS environment copy as your base starting point. Once you load that image, you basically have an unmanaged VPS machine which you can then add things onto.
I’m really struggling to get my instance to run exactly the same way as my VPS currently is, just to add a new nginx module later. I’m worried I don’t know enough about security to protect my project; something I don’t lose sleep over while it’s running on the VPS.
Please, it’d be great if I could just copy my VPS setup over to my instance and take it from there…