I have an interest in opening an account with DreamHost, as I need a PHP/MySQL solution and am impressed with the professionalism DreamHost seems to convey. However, I had a friend who still hosts with DreamHost who has over the past six months or so made many disparaging comments about the quality of service he is receiving, this after having been a happy customer for quite a few years. Specifically, he has complained of problems with the MySQL server that seem to have gone unremedied, and I noticed myself that bringing up his Web site often takes 30 seconds or more (but not to say that there’s any relation between the supposed MySQL problems and that). Is anyone else familiar with any problems with MySQL at DreamHost, and are you happy with how responsive your site is?
By the way, I am looking for hosting for a moderately-sized, medium traffic business site, not just a personal site. Would you still recommend DreamHost? The host must obviously be robust and professional. tera-byte.com has also been recommended to me, but I’m not sure how comfortable I am with that recommendation. Thanks again.