DreamHost, a U.S. web hosting and cloud provider founded in 1997, has announced a dramatic overhaul of the hardware and software powering its VPS Hosting plans (Virtual Private Servers). DreamHost’s VPS hosting offerings have ditched antiquated “spinning rust” in favor of lightning-fast SSD technology which, in lab testing, would have shown to be twenty times faster than traditional SATA drives.
DreamHost’s VPS Hosting packages now include 1GB of RAM and 30GB of SSD storage – 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 Hosting users pay for exactly what they need, when they need it.
This platform refresh also marks the end of Debian Linux on VPS Hosting instances at DreamHost. Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS is now the standard distribution included with all new DreamHost Virtual Private Servers.
Finally, VPS Hosting users will now have access to a refreshed web-based management interface that lives within the DreamHost customer control panel, without the need to contact sales or support to perform upgrades or reboots.