I have to relate my experience of DreamHost to date...
Less than 24 hours ago, my site was hosted by another server. I was spending literally weeks trying to administer aspects of my site and compensate for server shortcomings rather than spending that time developing and launching my business as expected. Yesterday I became sufficiently frustrated to seek alternatives, so acting on a friends advice, I came here and spent several hours perusing the site, these forums and the wiki. I liked what I saw, so I signed up.
My previous server let my email go 1st: in less than an hour I had it back up, but on the DH servers. It took a little longer for the FTP and the site itself to shift across (as you can expect when making a DNS change) but all was in place this morning when I awoke.
Since then I have uploaded 3 machines onto my website: Mambo 4.6, SMF 1.1RC3 and Gallery 2.2 All of these machines installed absolutely flawlessly on the DH servers and are all running (also flawlessly!!! and without any hacks necessary!!!) as I type this -that alone is something my previous server NEVER achieved!
All that remains for me now is to configure and populate the machines, then I can get on with getting on!
DH thanks. You have given me in less than 24 hours, without any support intervention necessary, far more than my previous server was able to give me in over 3 months.
If you are thinking of making a change, my advice (obviously) is Go For It!!! The sooner the better.
Now, if only I can get these machines to bridge properly...