Since I’ve posted before on Dreamhost’s unfortunate CPU-throttling measures, it’s only fair that I note their announcement relaxing the policy,
Well, we’re sick and tired of people being sick and tired of getting disabled for “cpu minute” overages! ESPECIALLY when we don’t even have any real set “cpu minute” levels for plans, or a tab on our web panel where you can track your usage.
So “guess” what?! We’ve changed our “cpu minute” “policy” “for the better!” We no longer HAVE any limits on “cpu minutes”. Maybe it’s just semantics, and maybe it’s just “crazy overselling”, but as long as your site or scripts aren’t causing problems with the server, you are IN THE CLEAR!
Let’s say you’re not IN THE CLEAR though.. don’t worry! We’ll work with you! We’re adding a BUNCH of new servers to help “get” the average load per web server down, and we’ll work with high-load people to get their usage down or their butts onto a new server that can handle it.
… although according to the Unofficial DreamHost Blog, exactly how this will work in practice isn’t 100% clear. I hope this isn’t just a PR gloss on the same old policy, but since they told me I was stressing the server when I ran into the CPU limits…