As I mentioned at the middle of January, my virtual private hosting yearly contract with GoDaddy ends on March 1st, 2007. Back then, I decided to go with VPSLink and their LightTPD and Rails virtual private server package.
Well, that was not working out. LightTPD is a different beast from Apache, and I couldn’t get Drupal and some other software installed properly. Luckily, VPSLink has a 30-day money back guarantee, so I didn’t waste any money.
I had heard many good things about Dreamhost from many friends and through the web, so I decided to have a look see. And as luck would have it, I found a coupon code where I could get Dreamhost hosting for $29.40 USD for the whole year! With a 97-day money back guarantee, I also had nothing to lose. (I’ll share a coupon code later, so that you too can get a year of Dreamhost hosting for $29.40 USD.)
Dreamhost is a shared hosting company, whereas I had virtual private hosting with GoDaddy and VPSLink. That means I’m not free to install anything I want, in any way I want. But to be honest, I’m not doing anything out of the ordinary with pjtrix.com and my other domains. What I’ve been doing on my VPS host can be setup with a bit extra work on a shared host. Apache is quite flexible, and Dreamhost allows quite a bit of Apache reconfiguration through htaccess.
So far, the move to Dreamhost has been going well. I’ll be moving pjtrix.com tonight. My next weblog post will signal a successful move.