I am a client with Dreamhost - one day I found out my website links is not working - frustrated, keep checking my email mulitiple times hoping to hear something from DH and visited the forum for anything news - finally recieved an email from support:
I'm really sorry but I had to disable ilovephim.net because the amount of
resources its using is above and beyond what a shared hosting server can
We tried to move you to accomodate your usage, but it is getting to
levels where we would need to keep you on your own server, and we do not
provide dedicated hosting packages anymore.
However, our dedicated hosting partner, Hosting.com, can provide you with
a server to suit your needs. Please look at what they have to offer at
http://www.dreamhost.com/dedicated. Contact them through there if you are
interested. You'll even get a discount on your first month of service for
being a DreamHost customer!
I apologize that we could not come to any other resolution for your site.
Thank you for your understanding.
This is my FIRST ever warning about this issue! why not warn me several days ahead or even hours ? suddenly just shutdown my website? and tell me to go to dedicated?
EVEN if I wanted to move, do you know how much time to signup for another host? get the domain ready? in the meantime my website is down? not to considering download the backup files, etc.How much this will cost me?
I was frustrated but still a little cool, emailing the support back:
can you please be specific on which file or resource i was using to avoid
future problem with dreamhost and other hosting. ?
and the ANSWER I received:
The entire site was just taking up too many resources in and of
I'm sorry that there really wasn't any other option for the site.
As always, please email me if you have any other issues.
Support was very SPECIFIC that almost it identical to the first email that shutdown my site! I am not an expert, so I do not know what cause the resource? And all I get is that? is like saying "nope, we dont want to host your site" - go get our dedicated server.
I checked, I only use 23% of my hosting space and 3% of my allow bandwidth?
I guess this is like a warning to other client who have a busy website -
and DreamHost, what is going on ?