Over FOUR DAYS now and my sites are still not running well. Email is hit and miss, works occasionally other times refuses login, same with FTP. HTTP has ONLY STARTED RESPONDING A FEW HOURS AGO, but EXTREMLY SLOW, I mean extremely slow, most images just timeout!
The problems start to get out of hand for them so they make up excuses about their control panel not working, so nobody can contact them, and the forums become almost impossible to use!
I’m not new to the web and I’m not new to Dreamhost. My Dreamhost websites are not critical to my business, thank God. It would be suicide for your business to be hosted with Dreamhost. Despite what the usual ‘Dreamhost can do no wrong’ bunch say on these forums, and numerous others scattered across the web, downtime and outage is the norm with Dreamhost.
All you have to do is make a little change with their own ‘control panel’, it hangs, nothing happens. Then you find out you are locked out from FTP and your websites are not responding. Contact support and some hours later they respond with ‘configuration error, I had to reboot the server things are fine now’! I have lost count on how many times this has happened and I have had this response.
Dreamhost are a bunch of cowboys, I read an old history they have some place that claims they stared off years ago with a single 386 or such hidden under some persons work desk, I don’t think they have upgraded since, or maybe they have, should it take over 4 days to fix that?
Some here will try to tell you that you get what you pay for, and that’s true with Dreamhost, you pay virtually nothing and you get virtually nothing. There are other hosts, I know one even cheaper, that offers far better service than Dreamhost, and they even have uptime guarantee of 99.98%! I haven’t used a free host for many years but even those were more stable than Dreamhost.
One or two days downtime I might understand, or perhaps four days in a month, but over four days in a row is unacceptable. That’s probably even long enough to be dropped by search engines! My websites are in the process of moving host already.