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Anyone ever stress test a VPS. Or know of any custom stress tests that would work?

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You can run a stress test on a VPS just as you would on any other system. This could involve:

Of course that is assuming you are speaking of a Linux VPS, but you didn't mention your OS, so if you are using another one such as Windows they also have benchmark tools available.

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Dreamhost uses linux. So All this should work. –  Dan Feb 15 '11 at 17:56
    
+1 - I'd also do this at 3 or 4 different times of the day, during the week and over weekends (to get an idea of how the other users on the VPS hosting infrastructure may affect performance). –  voretaq7 Feb 15 '11 at 21:33

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