DreamHost PS is a premium shared hosting service based on Linux-VServer, which gives each user their own “virtual machine” and thereby protecting their CPU and RAM from other users on the same physical machine.
While virtual servers gets more and more common in the hosting business, I belive the pricing model is pretty unique.
The price is currently $1.00/month for each 10 MB RAM and 10 MhZ CPU.
You choose your guaranteed server resources and can readjust whenever you want (you don’t even need to reboot the server).
You can still burst up to the full 2.3 GHz CPU and double the memory. This means that you can start out small and scale as you go.
A couple of examples:
- 150 MB RAM / 150 MHz CPU ($15/month)
99% of all predominantely static sites (e.g. www.dreamhost.com)
- 300 MB RAM / 300 MHz CPU ($30/month)
A top 100 blog (e.g. blog.dreamhost.com)
- 512 MB RAM / 512 MHz CPU ($51.2/month)
A busy forum (e.g. discussion.dreamhost.com)
- 2300 MB RAM / 2300 MHz CPU ($230/month)
A very popular web app. (e.g. panel.dreamhost.com)
The price includes 2 unique IPs and the ability to name your own “server”.
Besides the protected and guaranteed CPU and RAM everything else works as your old DreamHost account. Same features, same web panel, same amount of bandwidth and disk, same support, etc.
The service is currently invitation-only, but you can already get added to the wait list through the control panel.