I have a month left with Ipowerweb and I am absolutely sick of them. December 12th, 2005, hundreds of thousands of web sites hosted by Ipowerweb were shut down for 10+ hours due to a “network failure”. Since I run a political forum, this affected me greatly!
This month I spent a lot on advertising and which in return gave me tons of new members, and close to a thousand posts. When I woke up December 13th, everything was restored to December 1st. I didn’t get an e-mail from Ipowerweb explaining why this happened so I called them on the phone waiting for 30 minutes. They said they are very sorry about the matter, and that December 1st is the most recent restore they could do. A lot of work and money went down the drain this month so i’ve decided to do some host hunting.
My friend recommended DreamHost and I just wanted to learn a little more about you guys. Basically I was looking at the 9.99month plan and I was wondering how was the uptime here? Another problem I experienced from Ipowerweb is the Mysql connections limit of 50,000. Since my board has some activity, sometimes Ipowerweb would shut down my web site if it reached the limit. I have got to find a host that will not do something like that.
Would I be better off switching to Dreamhost? I can make a backup of my whole sql database and my web site, i’m hoping it will not be that difficult to transfer my forum over from Ipowerweb to Dreamhost…?
I’ve got a month to decide, but it looks like you guys are on the top of my list