First off i want to tell ya that i really do like your site and admire your work on it
....that being said, i want to clarify the context of our debate:
and it was you who called me a smart ass not even a few posts back in this thread.....seriously though, DH is a webhosting provider, a professional service at that (one in which WE pay for), what part of my comment illicited your response? Was it because that I said that it was their business to keep their servers running?? It would be mighty difficult for a webhost service to keep paying the bills if they didnt keep their servers running. My guess is that if they would routinely allow their service to go completely down for hours at a time, even during non-peak hours, I would assume they would need to find another field to go into, because they would lose most (even the DH zealots) of their client base.
Lastly, I believe you omitted the key part of my second statement, that being the word ""
First off, just the mere fact that i do not concur with your observations and the observations of some others would negate your drone statement by mere definition. I do not believe you are qualified to characterize me as uneducated and that comment was completely uncalled for; not to mention very rude. Lastly, how would i have "noticed" that DreamHost has hired at least two more support people? I do not even know the physical address of where DreamHost is located. Do you? I know of a PO Box where billing can be sent to and I am educated enough to cypher that generally servers cannot fit into PO Boxes and even if they could, i doubt support personnel would be able to fit in there as well<<<my "smart ass" comment
What I am attempting to explain to you in my uneducated garble, is that you do not know the inner workings of DH, such as i dont. How do you know that they weren't laying off support people and that is why the support que grew to such heights? You don't know that for sure, just as i don't. One quick analysis at their recent business module would actually indicate that they may be suffering a bit money wise. Companies that increase finder fees exorbinantly and who make considerable changes to their product, are often the marks of companies that are in trouble. Now let me say this, I don't know that DH is in trouble as explained before, but, companies that are doing fiscally well would not increase their finders fee. Why would they? Why would they triple their bandwith offerings or double their disk space? One could say that this is due to competition. This is probably the case, but, who knows? Last I checked, DH is not publicly traded. I am sure DH's bank knows and most of the staff generally know, but clients are rarely privied to that level of information. Maybe you do know...i don't.