Maybe some of you can help me diagnose this problem, since Dreamhost hasn’t been able to. For the past 8 days, my websites have been down or so slow to be useless for at least 4 hours a day. The worst time is always between 10 AM EDT and 3 PM EDT. I get about 1500 visitors a day, which shouldn’t be anything that would crash the server. Most of the sites are Wordpress 1-click installations. There’s little, if any, multimedia or anything else that would cause any problems.
Initally, Dreamhost told me it was a problem on my end with too many scripts. When I removed the few scripts I had, they said my scripts were poorly written. I then removed all scripts not provided by Google or Dreamhost. They then told me that my domains were all running off the same FTP account and that I needed to spread them around. I did this. Same problem, like clockwork, on a daily basis. I deleted a few one-click installations that I had set up and wasn’t using, optimized the MySQL database and blew out my PC with a can of compressed air for good measure ; )
After that they blamed it on their Apache installation, a hard drive failure and other misc. server problems. Now they’ve said they’ve totally replaced the hardware and yet I’m having the same problem ever day. I’ve asked to be moved to a new server as a last resort (I’m currently on Fanta) but so far they’ve not been forthcoming with that.
So any suggestions before I waste my weekend finding and moving to a new web host? My websites are:
Any suggestions would be appreciated!