DreamHost Announcements VPS Hosting

Managed VPS, now all SSD and more awesome

We first launched our unique take on Virtual Private Servers (VPS) in mid-2007 as “DreamHost P.S.” and we’ve always offered something a bit different from the other guys. We renamed it to “DreamHost VPS” along the way, added a variety of great features, and even doubled the memory, but at its core it’s been the same platform. Today we’re announcing the next generation of DreamHost VPS, and we’re really excited to see what you make with it.

The new DreamHost VPS comes with all SSD storage across the board, and we’re tripling the memory at the same price point. The SSD storage comes along with a completely new hardware platform that’s 20x faster than the prior generation. We conducted extensive performance testing as we developed this new product and in a nutshell, it blew us away.

Managed VPS Hosting with SSDs is available right now in sizes ranging from 1GB to 8GB, starting at only $15. Disk capacity starts at 30GB and automatically scales up and down as you adjust your memory allotment up to 240GB of blazing fast SSD. All plans include unlimited bandwidth and you can adjust your memory on the fly. You only pay for what you use, billed by the minute. All new DreamHost VPS instances also come standard with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Powerful Managed VPS with Unrivaled Ease of Use

DreamHost was built on the idea of making web technology easy to use, and our Managed VPS with SSDs is no exception. We leverage the exact same web-based DreamHost Control Panel across all of our services so you can manage your VPS entirely with no server management, UNIX, or command line knowledge. We will manage all system updates and security for you and keep your server humming along like it’s one of our own. You can even use your control panel to migrate individual websites or your entire account between servers and we will handle it all for you automatically in the background, with no downtime.

Some more advanced features are also available to DreamHost VPS customers in your control panel such as selecting an http server (apache or nginx) or disabling it altogether, managing the jabber server, ftp server, and pop/imap server. If you need to get in deeper and do customizing directly on the server, you can also still do that by adding a root user.

For even more advanced options, be sure to check out our new DreamCompute cloud, too.

For New and Existing VPS Customers

If you’re an existing DreamHost VPS customer you have reason to celebrate as well! This great new pricing isn’t only for new customers and will be rolled out to all existing VPS customers over time. We need to provision more servers to accommodate the growth and will be doing that in the coming weeks. If you’d like to get to the front of the line, let us know and we’ll get you on the waiting list. If you want to get in right now, you can simply launch a new VPS instance and migrate your websites over one by one in your control panel.

The new DreamHost Managed VPS Hosting with SSD is available RIGHT NOW.  New customers can sign up for DreamHost now and existing customers can use the DreamHost Control Panel to enable it . We’ve been working on this for awhile and it’s very exciting to unveil it to all of you.

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