Since this is posted in "Curious about Dreamhost", I thought I'd chime in to recommend that people considering using Dreamhost for this kind of reseller hosting choose a different host. By "this kind of reseller hosting, I mean setting up accounts under your account and allowing people extensive control over content. I don't mean allowing your customers to control content on their websites and I don't mean allowing your bulletin board users to post messages.
If one does a search on these forums, one will find numerous sad/mad people posting about how their accounts were shut down because "someone" for whom they had set up a subaccount violated the ToS and as a result Dreamhost shut down the account (as per their ToS). Unfortunately, a lot of these folks had neglected to take backups of their content and were hand-wringing about being able to get access to their accounts to get their content out.
I can't say whether these people were legitimately screwed over by their "friends" or whether they have an imaginary friend, but the lesson stands, I think.
(BTW, I did think a bit about whether it would be good or bad to force part of this topic into this direction, but I felt it would help make it relevant to the intent of the "Curious About Dreamhost" board.)
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