My old host plan is going to expire within 45 days, and I’m planning to move to DreamHost since I’ve heard so many nice things about it.
As a Perl programmer, I’m looking for a server with mod_perl installed, which unfortunately seems to be uncommon. Then I came across VPS plans on DreamHost. These are pretty interesting, and not very expensive in my opinion (the 300MB plan might suffice my needs); but I have some questions regarding its capabilities.
I don’t have a great experience with the various hosting options in the market, but I’ve always wanted to have my “own” server where I could play with the configuration and software installed. VPS seems to fit in this description, hopefully. Some questions I have:
- Can I install mod_perl in a VPS (is a C compiler available and so on)?
- Can I edit Apache config files not available in shared hosting plans, such as httpd.conf?
Thanks in advance for any help and advices!