MySQL VPS overview

What is MySQL VPS?

DreamHost MySQL VPS is DreamHost's premium MySQL database service. Similar in concept to DreamHost VPS, DreamHost MySQL VPS uses Linux Containers (LXC) to isolate the database server.

Difference between shared and private MySQL servers

All DreamHost hosting plans are configured with a shared MySQL server by default. These shared database servers 'share' the resources of the server with all users and databases.

The MySQL VPS is different in that your databases and resources are protected from other users.

Difference between VPS and MySQL VPS

VPS is a hosting plan that will store your website’s files. With a VPS plan, your databases will be stored on a shared MySQL server at no extra cost.

MySQL VPS is a service that will only store MySQL databases and is recommended if you have large databases that require more resources from the MySQL server. This plan can be added to any DreamHost account with a Shared Unlimited, VPS, or Dedicated hosting plan.

How much does it cost?

For the latest information on pricing and plans, visit the DreamHost MySQL VPS page:

Is root access available?

Root and SSH access on a MySQL VPS is not available. You must upgrade to a Dedicated Server where the MySQL databases are on the same machine, which allows access to the MySQL config files.

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