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I am now using DreamHost Private Server

Jun 26, 2009 by     25 Comments    Posted under: Site Updates

If you happen to visit my site yesterday, chances are you saw my site in error. It is because my site was attack by a certain yahoo bot. Well it is now being solved by blocking the bot IP address via .htaccess. ( Thanks to Dreamhost support for informing me , And this made me think to study how to use putty )

It’s been a long time since I am thinking of having a Dreamhost private server mainly because the traffic of my site is increasing. I actually have some communication with other bloggers having the Private server so that I will be able to know the amount I am going to pay monthly because of this.

Since I am afraid to pay big amount in each end of the cycle month I tried to research on how I can reduce my monthly memory usage and here are some of the things I find and have been implemented on my new DreamHost Private Server.

  1. Be sure to remove your plug-ins that is not being used.
  2. Upgrade to the latest stable version or WordPress if you are using WordPress.
  3. Be sure to have your image files protected so that it will be used by hot linkers. ( I block mine thru .htaccess )
  4. Don’t just add new plug-ins if you have not research well it’s history, because it might cause your bandwidth usage to jump up high.

So I believe it will be all for now. And I wish that there will be no downtimes in the future. I am thinking of redirecting some site with high traffic that is not converting into cash since it will just eat up my resources. Need to wait for some time before I will redirect those site to blogspot. I will let you know in the future.

25 Comments + Add Comment

  • Dear Dexter,

    Could you offer some advice on blocking the image hotlinking? I, a Dreamhost PS user also, found when Php FastCGI is ticked, the anti-hotlinking image code in .htaccess worked, but once using Php 5 CGI, it just doesn’t work. Because using Php FastCGI, eat up a lot of memory, so I have to choose php 5 CGI

  • Ay oo nga pala.. Ilan ang guaranteed memory na sinet mo sa Dreamhost PS mo? 😀

    • @Jehzeel Laurente,

      Sa ngayon ay nasa testibng period pa.. ang plano ko ay mga 300 MB lang muna.. at kung may aashang malaking raffic saka ko i aadjust from time to time parang katulad nung kay marhgil

  • ahh. hehe. ako iba rin raket ko para may pambayad sa hosting. pero secret lag yun. baka marami ang gumaya. hehe 🙂

    • @Donald Serrano,

      Ha ha ha secret 🙂 kailanagang self liquidating ito, ayw kong bawasan ang adsense ko he he he

  • di ko ata kayang ma afford yang PS. hehe. nagsasakripisyo lang ako sa shared. that’s good for you kasi marami kang visitors 🙂

    • @Donald Serrano,

      Lumalakas na rin kasi yung iba pang site ko kaya yung username ko sa dreamhost ay naloload na.. kaya yun nag decide na ako ng dream host rivate server.. kailangan ko ngayong careerin yung affiliate nila para may pambayad ako monthly sa kanila 🙂

      • @Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Net, – pag yung ibang site mo di pa masyadong kumakain ng memory. Lipat mo sa shared yung iba. 😀

        Dreamhost PS + Shared. Hehehe.. Ganun akin, naka halo. Kasi pag upgrade mo sa PS, minomove nila lahat ng domains mo sa PS. Walang na iiwan sa shared.


        Pero pag naka mixed server ka na. NVM my advice nalang. hehehe 😀

      • @Jehzeel Laurente,

        HHmm. pwede pala yun… he he he.. i advice ko ang dreamhost about that…. or ako ba ang kailangang gumawa noon ?

        Ano yung NVM ?

  • Maganda talaga ang Dreamhost, DreamhostPS nde ko pa alam kse yong hosting ko libre – sponsored ng jehzlau-concepts… 🙂

    syanga sir Dex, tungkol sa site ko palagay ko okey na. binura ko ang .htaccess sa root tapos nag re-install ako ng WP, direct din sa root nde na ako gumawa ng ibang folder gumana. (pero pag-aralan ko pa rin yung mga .htaccess na yan!)

    • @metalpig, – ariston, ikaw ba to? hehehe 😀

      • @Jehz, yap! pero bakit nde na ako makapagpost ng comment sa blog mo, naka-block ba ako? 😀

      • @metalpig, oh? wala akong bina block. Baka blocked ka by Akismet. Try to post using a different IP or a different e-mail. 🙂

      • @Jehz, okey pumasok pero nagpalit ako ng browser, instead of firefox ginamit ko ung safari.. next time ung email-add ko ang palitan ko..

        thanx sa inyong dalawa… 🙂

      • @Jehzeel Laurente,

        Nagyayari din minsan sa akin yan. kaya tama ka palit dapat ng e-mail add..

      • @Jehzeel Laurente,

        He he he nambibisto ka 🙂

      • @sir Dex | Tech At Hand Dot Net,
        heheheh nabisto dahil sa DreamHostPS

  • wooot! pareho na tayo.. may dreamhost PS din me for my other sites.. hehe 😀

    astig dreamhost PS no? pwede mo babaan ang presyo pag di masyadong malakas ang traffic.. hehe 😀
    .-= Jehzeel Laurente´s last blog ..Just Guess and Win A Prize! =-.

  • wah saya kagum pada blog anda,jadikanlah yang terbaik….lanjutkan!
    .-= berbagicerita´s last blog ..Contact the police and terrorist weapon in Thailand =-.

  • sir, got my first google earning 103.5 lng po..salamat sa tipz mo hehe
    .-= lloydsbackyard´s last blog ..WHAT IS A COMPUTER VIRUS? =-.

    • @lloydsbackyard,

      Kaya pang umakyat nyan.. KOnting digg pa ng mga seo tips ng ibat ibang blogger 🙂

      .-= Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Net´s last blog ..We Just Survived A Car Accident ( Toyota Camry ) =-.

    • @lloydsbackyard, wow! congratz!!!

  • hi! i would like to ex-links with you. i have already added you to my links list.

    here are my details:

    anchor: Credit Card Intelligence
    url: http://www.creditcard-intelligence.com
    .-= Credit Card Intelligence´s last blog ..Credit Card History =-.

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