So I have been trying out dreamhost for several weeks and almost everything seems to be going smoothly, but occasionally my (shared hosting) websites just refuse to load and eventually timeout with a 504 gateway timeout error. This morning they loaded but it took several minutes for a page refresh - and this includes a parked website (just has the generic dreamhost “Upload your website to get started.” message).
After several minutes it eventually works again. What is going on? Does dreamhost overload their shared servers? Is there some way to monitor server load?
I checked the error logs and everything seems fine on my end.