I've been with Dreamhost for a while now and, until recently, haven't had any issues connecting to my site through FTP. But it has become slow and sporadic now. I've tried more than one FTP client (Mac OS 10.4.11) and all are slow to transfer and are disconnected frequently. After reading the Dreamhost Wiki, I tried using SFTP and connecting to myservername.dreamhost.com, but that simply disconnects me as soon as I connect. WebFTP seems to work with no problems, so what gives?
I also tried the 'uptime' command after reading through this forum, and I found that the average server load is between 11 and 12! Isn't that high? Can I do anything about it, or does it just indicate that there are too many high-traffic sites sharing the same server?
I have no problem going to support over this, but I want to make sure there's nothing I can do on my end. Thanks for any help.