I used Dreamhost VPS before, used Burst.net VPS. Now I am going to introduce Linode VPS service.
Linode provides XEN VPS only. It upgraded VPS service to the new generation. Let me summery it then you know how better it is. Storage increased by 20%:
Linode 512 goes from 20GB to 24GB
Linode 1GB goes from 40GB to 48GB
Linode 2GB goes from 80GB to 96GB
Linode 4GB goes from 160GB to 192GB
Linode 8GB goes from 320GB to 384GB
Linode 12GB goes from 480GB to 576GB
Linode 20GB goes from 800GB to 960GB
Linode NextGen: The Network X10
Linode 512 upgraded from 200GB to 2000GB (2TB)
Linode 1G upgraded from 400GB to 4000GB (4TB)
Linode 2G upgraded from 800GB to 8000GB (8TB)
Linode 4G upgraded from 1600GB to 16000GB (16TB)
Linode 8G upgraded from 2000GB to 20000GB (20TB)
Linode NextGen: The Hardware
Powering our NextGen hosts are two Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2670 processors. The E5-2670 is at the high end of the power-price-performance ratio. Each E5-2670 enjoys 20 MB of cache and has 8 cores running at 2.6 Ghz.
It is the screenshot of my CPU clock when running Folding@home v7.2.9. What is Folding@home?
It is a program running on home computer, working on a the protein folding project. All the computer participated work on one project, and share the work load.
More details to Stanford University project site.
The CPU is AMD A8-3870K. It has integrated DX11-class Radeon HD 6550D GPU core. CPU is 4 cores. Default 3000MHz core speed.
Actually, before I run Folding@home on this desktop, I seldom see the clock or CPU frequencies reaching 3000MHz. Most of time it is only 780MHz.
During the past 6 months, all trackbacks are spams. To save the resource of my server, I disable the trackback service sitewide.
I hope to see the CPU and Memory usage drop in the future.
There are still some problem of MovableType on Dreamhost.
Dreamhost is good. I use it for many small sites. But right now, I fell it is more restrict on memory usage. Any time I publish one post, 500 error comes. If rebuild site, situation worse.
I will keep watch it and see if it is getting better. Or I may transfer to VPS.