Over the last few months my site has experienced multiple 524 (timeout) errors. When this happens the site is unreachable for several minutes, and since I cannot monitor the site at all times it is unknown how frequently this actually occurs. Downtime robots are of little value since they don’t seem to catch these errors.
The site is on a shared server, so it could be any site sharing that same server; In other words I don’t have a prayer of figuring out the source of the problem nor resolving this issue without dreamhost’s assistance. How many active sites does dreamhost cram onto one server? Is the server load considered when adding more sites? Type of hardware? What can be done about this?