I have a few questions (hope I don’t bore you too much!)
I am switching hosts and am looking at options. I’d really like to hear some factual stats from the users here at Dreamhost. Please… no adverts, misguided claims of the omnipotence of the service, etc. Just plain hard (firmish will suffice) user-based facts. I am well aware of shared environs so no need to discuss those pitfalls.
I’d really like to hear your personal experiences at DH with :
- Downtime percentile
- Concurrent connection limits
- Concurrent banwidth pipe
- Filesize limitations
- Running cgi scripts (from any folder, not just root)
- Database and PHP lag
- Mail server response time
- ftp downtime
Only 3 of the above things really concern me, but the other information combined will give me an idea of what to expect on the broader scale. I relaise the ads say I can shoot through within 97 days and get a refund (btw is that 100% money back?) but I’d rather “move and stay” if I decide on DreamHost.
In your opinion, what’s the custom Management System they appear to have in place like? Is it functionally comparable to cPanel? Is there a demo somewhere that I can take a look at?
I notice ‘coupon ads’ on a few sigs here. I have half a dozen low-hit and lightweight domains to move. The idea of a fixed IP (or 2) is quite appealing, as is a free tack-on domain name for life. Any informed suggestions? If I combine a couple of my domains to one account, can I use one of those existing domains as the ‘Main Domain’ and still get a free lifetime domainname deal as an addon for it?
Thank you for your patience reading this, and also in advance for any details you’d like to share with me, as I will be basing my decision on responses from the clientelle here.