I’m a Lunarpages Refugee and I’m considering joining Dreamhost. I hear a lot of positive reviews about DreamHost and the features are great.
(and wow, you let people mention competitors, which isn’t allowed at the LP forums).
The only things I hear that is less than positive about DH is the reliability.
This was what someone said:
If it’s for a critical application, or one that uses a lot of MySQL, I wouldn’t recommend them, but for basic webhosting needs, they’re pretty fast and reliable.
My site currently uses Coppermine Photo Gallery, Wordpress Blog, and SMF forums. The forum isn’t used so much anymore except to handle the login for the gallery.
Would my site be okay at DreamHost? I know I have 97 days to decide but it’s still a hassle to move, especially considering I have a lot of photos and a huge database (that I intend to break up to make it easier to move).
Is there a limit for mysql db size? Currently, my total usage is almost 200MB across several databases. The largest table is 75MB (spam-fighting log for WP).