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Fail-over strategies on DreamHost Web PS
03-14-2012, 06:56 AM
Post: #21
RE: Fail-over strategies on DreamHost Web PS
FYI, this is what I'm getting with my new host (just to compare what you get for your money):

90 GB Storage
2 GB Guaranteed RAM
4 GB Burst RAM
RAID 10
Hot-swap drives (for zero downtime in the event of drive failure)
Cumulative uptime since 1995: 99.999%.
Unlimited Domains

Total: $89pm (cheaper than DreamHost*)

(*2 GB RAM costs $100pm at DreamHost)
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03-14-2012, 07:18 AM
Post: #22
RE: Fail-over strategies on DreamHost Web PS
Since they don't offer shared hosting at all, I would assume that their customer service and focus will be a better match.
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04-05-2012, 02:55 PM
Post: #23
RE: Fail-over strategies on DreamHost Web PS
Hi,

I agree with all what is said here but I can't believe that Dreamhost won't do anything for us ?

I think they are smart enough to know that we are all going to leave if things do not improve, so let's hope that they improve their service soon.

Something weird is that it seems to take longer and longer before they reply to support tickets, why ? If they have staff problems they should tell us, or maybe employ Indian or Filipinos if US guys are too expensive :-)

VPS and Dedicated customers should have priority, we may more than $100/month, so if we leave it's a lot of revenue loss for the company.

Also, I do not understand why someone here wants to have websites and SQL on different servers when it seems faster to have them on the same dedicated ?


Thanks to all for sharing your experience with DH.
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04-05-2012, 03:20 PM
Post: #24
RE: Fail-over strategies on DreamHost Web PS
My Dreamhost VPS was down for 2 hours on Mar 28, but otherwise has been up since Mar 12th, after 5 downtimes in 5 weeks. However, I have to switch, because my client has no faith in them anymore. If they had replied to my tickets (some now over a month old), and said "oh, we're boned, but here's what we are doing about it", I might have convinced my client to stick it out, but no. Now it's more (unpaid) work for me to move it, and DH has lost another customer. It really is a shame. FWIW, we're going with "1&1".

It may well be faster to have the SQL database on the same server, but it puts more of a load (cpu and memory) on it. Assuming they have fast intranet, separate servers may be a win if you do a lot of processing in SQL.
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04-05-2012, 03:35 PM
Post: #25
RE: Fail-over strategies on DreamHost Web PS
(04-05-2012 02:55 PM)makeonlineshop Wrote:  Also, I do not understand why someone here wants to have websites and SQL on different servers when it seems faster to have them on the same dedicated ?
Because the database is pretty huge and needs a lot of processing and I don't want it impacting on the web server's performance. It's also a separation of concerns where both servers can be optimised separately for the different tasks that they are performing. As a side note, since moving my main site away from DreamHost VPS, I've noticed a *massive* performance improvement. The main difference is that MySQL VPS on DreamHost is not optimised for people who use InnoDb and I've been able to make configuration changes that we are not able to do at DreamHost on MySQL PS*.
(*I don't know why DH call it a PS, if we can't change anything on it).
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04-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Post: #26
RE: Fail-over strategies on DreamHost Web PS
(04-05-2012 03:20 PM)mbro Wrote:  My Dreamhost VPS was down for 2 hours on Mar 28, but otherwise has been up since Mar 12th, after 5 downtimes in 5 weeks. However, I have to switch, because my client has no faith in them anymore. If they had replied to my tickets (some now over a month old), and said "oh, we're boned, but here's what we are doing about it", I might have convinced my client to stick it out, but no. Now it's more (unpaid) work for me to move it, and DH has lost another customer. It really is a shame. FWIW, we're going with "1&1".

It may well be faster to have the SQL database on the same server, but it puts more of a load (cpu and memory) on it. Assuming they have fast intranet, separate servers may be a win if you do a lot of processing in SQL.




1&1 is for me the worst host and I would prefer to be burnt alive than hosting any website there anymore.

These German turned me off forever with their third reich army style website cutting or database deleting when using high level of resources...
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05-11-2012, 10:00 PM
Post: #27
RE: Fail-over strategies on DreamHost Web PS
jon-),

Spill the beans! Who's your new host?
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