New Webhost

If you’re seeing this, the DNS is resolving to our new location at DreamHost.

When I had all of my domains hosted at MediaTemple, I was always very close to and often exceeded the monthly 1000 GPU limit.

Although MacMegasite is a pretty standard WordPress site without any plugins that hog processor time, it gets a lot of traffic and the database is pretty huge due to the number of posts. Even with WP-Super-Cache, it averaged over 30 GPU per day, which easily put it over the limit, not counting this site & WorldBeatPlanet.

A few weeks ago I moved MacMegasite to DreamHost, where I’m also hosting the feed proxy used by the latest ICHC app. After the move, I found that MacMegasite ran a lot faster than it did at MediaTemple, which I found to be getting a lot slower lately.

One reason I prefer DreamHost to MediaTemple is because their Panel API lets you control your virtual private server from an iPhone app, among other things. With DreamHost I can change the memory size or reboot my VPS at any time. DreamHost also lets you create a separate user for each domain or group of domains, so it’s a lot easier to give someone access only to a particular domain than at MediaTemple, which puts all of the domains under a single user.

DreamHost Management App
DreamHost App

DreamHost had some problems a few years ago, but they definitely got their act together and they now seem reliable. MediaTemple, on the other hand, seems to have become extremely slow with frequent server outages.

Leave a Comment