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coachm - 2:58 am on Nov 7, 2009 (gmt 0)
I can understand that, but then they're limiting their market. Not everyone can afford a VPS. And the ones that do, really don't need to rely on open-source software. Beyond that, for any software to be such a resource hog is absurd.
Actually I think you and mlemos are right. I've run earlier versions on shared hosting, and didn't actually have problems, run their hosted version (couldn't access my stats for 4 months), and finally brought everything together on a VPS for about $12 a month, and used only for openx.
There have been reported problems with cpu load, etc, but I tend to think many are a result of running openx on under-powered shared hosting for cheap.
Some hosts have trouble supporting even plain bulletin board mysql systems when there are more than 10 users online because they oversell, knowing almost everyone will underuse. THey then turf the higher resource users.
That said, don't plan on things changing. Openx is clearly unable to manage their technology and software, and it's most likely bad management. They are struggling to add new features, do not test properly, and end up going backwards in terms of bugs and useability.
On the technical and support side, it's a house of cards.