Move to Private Server has been a disaster


#1

Hi,
There were reliablity problems with the first server Dreamhost had me on. They moved me to another server and the problems cleared up. However with all of the problems that I had on the first server I put myself on the private server waiting list. All I can say is the move to the private server, instead of being an improvement, has been a disaster. I woke up this morning to all of my sites being down. If I look at the private server graph of cpu and memory usage it shows a precipitious drop down to just about zero right after midnight. That means I think that all of my sites have been down for about 6 hours. That means no income for six hours, users who conclude my sites aren’t working, google perhaps coming by and noticing they are not online.
When I first started with dreamhost they were wonderful. Great uptime record, reliable service. But I think I’m ready to throw in the towel and change hosts. Any recommendations. Thanks in advance for your help.

All the best,
Ted Sudol


#2

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#3

You try “rebooting” your server?

I’ve moved both my site and sql over to VPS’s and both were pretty smooth. The first move though I did need to reboot my server once and everything’s been running smooth for months. I had my databases moved over to a VPS for MySQL and that went without a hitch.

Like I said, try rebooting if you haven’t already done so. I’ve been very happy with the VPS’s, they rock!

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#4

Just wanted to say that back when I got converted over to PS, support emailed me to have me stop rebooting the server on them. Apparently, they were still in the process of getting my PS working and I was rebooting the server on them, creating problems.

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#5

I know the feeling, I contacted support to that effect and they made some fixes and convinced me to keep my hosting with them. Now everythings running smooth as silk, better than ever.

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