I am a dh customer for half and a year and I want to tell my experience...
It was good when I first heard about the disk storage place and the band limit with a very little amount of money. I was really impressed. I installed a forum software and wp on my domain. Everything seemed perfect till I had 4 thousand members.
Later on, my forum gave internal errors over and over. When I asked for help, they said it was a third party job blah blah... However I knew it was not because of the software I used but because of the host.
One day when I entered my website, I saw it was denied. Someone had played with htaccess file in order to prevent people enter. I changed haccess and told dreamhost not to do such a thing again. Did they listen ?
Of course not, they made sth more ununderstandable, after a month, they closed my website telling me that my website was too popular ( maybe not a correct term, but this is what they said ) for dreamhost. How could it be I asked ?
Because I used to use only 60 gb band in a month and 3 gb of my storage, I couldn't find a sensible reason. They answered my mail but not by finding a solution. They wanted me to buy a VPS. It looked like a joke to me. Why would I buy a vps for such a little website. If dreamhost woudn host it , what was it going to host for me ? a simple blog ten people entered each day ?
I didn't accept their vps offer. Even if I was going to buy a vps, it wasn't going to be dreamhost just because I thought they deceived me and others...
I moved my website to another host and mywebsite got faster, I have nearly 40 thousand members now and everything is great.
Do I hate dreamhost? Yes I do. Bcoz, I think Dremhost earns customers with their little paid hosting and asks them to buy vps after a while. That is what I understood.
And that band, storage matter. Why do u offer such a big storage and band limit ? You couldn't stand my 60 gb band for a month, did u ? U deceive people in this way.
Anyway, I woke up, it was a bad dream. I am happy for the moment, when I am awake...
I am open to any comments and criticisms and I hope dreamhost is also...
Have a nice dream !