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[quote]VPS Usage Reports Just Got Real
DreamHost customers with Virtual Private Servers have long had access to
visual usage reports: pretty graphs on the DreamHost control panel that
indicate the memory and CPU usage of a VPS over time.
We had hoped that these graphs would let you make informed decisions
about just how much RAM to allocate (and thus pay for) when managing
your VPS service. Unfortunately these graphs were not as accurate as
they could have been.
Now they are!
We’ve just upgraded these VPS performance graphs to give you MORE
information to help you make even BETTER decisions about how best to
configure your DreamHost VPS service.
The amount of working memory and the amount of memory devoted to disk
caching are each now represented in these graphs, giving you a clearer
picture of what exactly is going on with your virtual machine.
If you’ve got VPS service on your account you can now view the new-and-
improved graphs from your web panel at:
If you’re not a VPS customer, why not upgrade and see what all the fuss
is about? You can deploy new Virtual Private Servers (specialized for
either general web service or optimized for MySQL performance) in a
matter of minutes at:
Better VPS reporting has been a much-requested feature and we’re happy
to bring it to you. Thanks for letting us give you aids - visually! [/quote]