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DreamHost Supercharges Virtual Private Servers
LOS ANGELES, California—November 13th, 2014—DreamHost®, a global leader in web hosting and cloud services for entrepreneurs and developers, has today announced a dramatic overhaul of the hardware and software powering its Virtual Private Servers.
Now starting at just $15 monthly, DreamHost's VPS offerings have ditched antiquated "spinning rust" in favor of lightning-fast Solid State Drives (SSDs) which, in lab testing, have shown to be twenty times faster than traditional SATA drives.
DreamHost's Virtual Private Servers now include 1GB of RAM and 30GB of SSD storage for as little as $15 per month – more than tripling the previous amount of included RAM – without a price increase. Resources can be scaled on-demand as users' needs grow to ensure they're never made to pay for a higher level of service than they actually need. DreamHost VPS users pay for exactly what they need, when they need it.
This platform refresh also marks the end of Debian Linux on VPS instances at DreamHost. Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS is now the standard distribution included with all new DreamHost Virtual Private Servers.
Finally, VPS users will now have access to a refreshed web-based management interface that lives within the DreamHost customer control panel. There's never any need to contact sales or support to perform upgrades or reboots – they're always just a few clicks away!
"I just took a shower," said Dallas Kashuba, DreamHost co-founder and VP of Hosting, "to celebrate our VPS refresh. I definitely feel refreshed. This must be what it feels like to be a Virtual Private Server at DreamHost now. Man, this rules. I should totally do this more often."
DreamHost's VPS platform refresh is the result of direct customer feedback and reflects what its passionate user community of entrepreneurs, developers, and content creators truly want out of a virtual private servers.
Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere. Learn more at https://www.dreamhost.com.