Hey DreamHost staff and clients. I'm currently a client myself but only using the standard inexpensive hosting package ("as low as $5.95/month").
I'm considering hosting a Drupal site, and don't believe the DreamHost inexpensive hosting package would perform very well... I'm using it for WordPress and don't think I'd try use it for anything more interactive than that.
BUT a friend suggested slicehost.com instead, saying that the DreamHost VPS configurations won't perform as well because DreamHost splits up the web server from the DB... they're always separate virtual machines communicating across ethernet. As opposed to being hosted on the same virtual machine where there'd be no communications overhead.
So why is a $15/mo VPS for PHP distinct from a $15/mo VPS for DB? I mean if I need more memory, shouldn't I just be able to pay $30/mo for a better single VPS on DreamHost?
I do appreciate the turnkey DreamHost installs... so all things being equal I'd rather not configure a Drupal+DB box from scratch (as I'd need to with SliceHost). But I'll do it if I'm going to perpetually be taking a performance hit.
Thanks for any insight into this. -Gord