Wanted to post my experience for those folks coming along looking for a new hosting provider…
I’m brand new to Dreamhost, a dedicated server customer. It took a little longer than I hoped to get the server up and running, but it’s up now, and it took me just short of an hour to transfer a decently sized site to my new server.
In my little time with DH, I’ve been extremely impressed. Sales has been really friendly and accommodating (thanks, Brett!!). Getting my site set up was a breeze. As a long time *nix admin, I was amazed by how nicely the system is set up. And anything I had questions about (um, where’s cgi-bin directory?) I just went to the Knowledge Base and did a search (turns out DH has set it up so you can put cgi files anywhere–what a novelty).
Thanks, DH. And to anyone reading this wondering if you should switch to Dreamhost: YES.