No it wasn't a design problem. Their shared webserver scalise went down the Tuesday before I started this thread and stayed down for 7 days. Many of the sites were restored within a few days but were very slow to load. Furthermore, it seems that any site that used mysql or wordpress was down for the entire 7 days.
Plus, FTP was unable to connect for the entire period.
you're a big meanie.
tell me about it.
I've been with dreamhost for more than 5 years, and the last year has been absurd, the last 6 months have been even worse.
wow, why am i not surprised to see that not only was "scalise" down, but "quicksilver" was was down too? www.dreamhoststatus.com had nothing about either of these outages. They must be too embarrassed to post about it and/or they are covering their tracks.
there was one message sent out via email after 6 hours or so, then another 48 hours later and then fairly regularly after that. The messages were generic and incredibly vague. At no time during the entire 7 days was database, wordpress, or ftp access ever mentioned.
The one ticket I started was cleared without the issue being resolved.
You should check out the comments on http://www.dreamhoststatus.com
I think most have taken to venting their frustrations over there.
It's really pretty unbelievable. The reason I am here tonight is because a client just messaged me that their website was down most of the afternoon. However, just as with the scalise and apparently quicksilver server crashes, there is nothing on http://www.dreamhoststatus.com to indicate any problem.