Dear Dreamhost: We’ve been a happy customer for some years now. Over the last couple days you moved our account from our long-time server to a much faster 64-bit server. Please, it’s too fast, move it back. We’re not used to getting such an excellent response from Drupal or WordPress. FTP directory rendering with FileZilla is as fast as on my PC - I don’t have time to do anything anymore while I’m navigating my site. How can I tell things are working if everything comes back instantly to tell me it’s done? Can’t you add a long sleep in there to make it like “old server emulation mode”?
For anyone looking to change hosting to DH, beware! I don’t think the support people are trained to make up excuses for why their servers are so fast. If you ask them to make it like your old server before you sign up, they’ll probably treat you like you’re stupid. Don’t sign up with DH unless you are really sure that you can settle for a faster server. If you need a slower one to work the same as what you have now then I encourage you to look at all of the other providers.
I don’t know how long we can take this anymore. Maybe I need to add more apps or modules or data or something to muck it up. I’ll try to add more domains and invite more registered users and see if we can help to slow it down for everyone else - it’s the least we can can do for fellow customers who suffer like we do on these new servers.
Dreamhost - why can’t you be like other hosts and just leave us alone?