This is not what I expected, who do I talk to to get my money back? (Where do I have to email?)
"To end your account with DreamHost, you just go to the Billing > Manage Account (https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=billing.accounts) area of our panel, and click the “close account” link (at the bottom of the first box on that page)!
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Oh it was moreso I just got a fairly bad first impression, as within the first week I had 1.5 days downtime.
Well, it isn’t usually like that, at least not for me. They have to completely replace one of their core routers on Monday, so this week has been pretty out of the ordinary.
If it’s just the downtime that was the problem, I would suggest giving them a second chance… I think you’d be impressed with DreamHost when it is operating under normal circumstances
Hmm yes you’re right. I had a look at IX Web Hosting (wow they have excellent customer support) but they don’t allow me to rename my root folder, which is neccessary for the CMS I run.
Therefore, I shall give DH another chance
HOPEFULLY they’ll fix all their problems and just have smooth fast servers running soon.
My sites have been working fast since they came back online around 3am forum time yesterday morning (after being down for most of the previous 12 hours). That’s admittedly a lot of downtime at once, but it just reminds me of my last webhost, which once went down for 2 days straight for some reason or another. I think something like that happens to every shared hosting provider at least once in its lifetime, lol