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02-23-2006, 02:10 PM
Post: #31
Everything slow?
Quote:I really hope this stuff clears up
I think DreamHost was really surprised by the response to their recent plan changes, with the influx of new customers stretching their resources. The DreamHost blog mentioned them having to install new storage capacity at 200GB a day to keep up with demand. Those sort of figures are mind boggling.

Hopefully, things can hold together long enough for them to aquire and deploy more resources and things will return to normal.

Mark

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02-23-2006, 04:12 PM
Post: #32
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well it looks like to me they need to stop writing about it in the little DH blog and start implementing fixes and new hardware. i would have expected at least some sort of announcement, "yo stick with us, we'll have it worked out
soon.. we are growing leaps and bounds... ETA 1 week"
i mean seriously, that blog entry with BS graphs and all those other pictures takes time... funny
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02-23-2006, 06:14 PM
Post: #33
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Here's the answer I received from tech support:

Hello,

Your server, cienega, has been experiencing high loads recently. This is
causing all services to lag, including connection speeds. The loads are
being created by poorly written scripts that users are running that hog
CPU time. We are actively working with these users to reduce their CPU
consumption and everything will be back to normal soon. I am very sorry
for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Unfortunately we cannot move you to another server, but as I said above,
the load times will be back to normal soon. If you have any other
questions or concerns, be sure to let us know!

Thanks!
Patrick
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02-23-2006, 06:16 PM
Post: #34
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You're lucky you even received a response. I sent out a ticket, waited for 11 hours, saw no response, and cancelled my hosting. Still very curious how DH is going to handle all this falling apart though.
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02-23-2006, 06:30 PM
Post: #35
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This is ridiculous. I have now been moved twice and it keeps getting worse.

Guess what server they recently moved me to? Yep, cienega as mentioned above. I keep getting the same stock answer (actually I haven't heard anything in the past 4 days from them). This is ridiculous.
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02-23-2006, 07:22 PM
Post: #36
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it has nothing to do with server load... they dont have a large enough pipe to keep up with all requests bandwidth wise. i'm sure they've installed a packet shaper already... anyways, who are you guys switching too? recommendations? i need rails support too
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02-23-2006, 07:59 PM
Post: #37
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Quote:i'm sure they've installed a packet shaper already
I don't think this is correct. Although, only DreamHost would know the truth about this.

The reason I say this is because I have seen no slowdown on my sites recently. Everytime I test, I see an an almost constant 150-160KB/s, which is about the limit of my DSL connection.

Of-course, I am not saying that particular servers are not experiencing slow downs, some obviously are, but I do not think it is a network wide thing.

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02-23-2006, 08:06 PM
Post: #38
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I do, send me a link to a large file and i'll test it from a t3 connected backbone or my house for that matter.... and 150k? you think that is good? i get those speeds and more, sending up stream with my comcast 8meg package.

anyways i get 80-100k on all sites on different servers, but that is a huge slow down.. and server loads are moderate. < 5... so what your saying is you've always seen DH perform at 150k because that is the limit of your DSL connection.
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02-23-2006, 08:13 PM
Post: #39
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I would like to suggest you my new host, weknowsnow, but since this is the DH forum I don't think that'd be wise. But seriously, there are tonnes of hosts out there... the main thing I think is to do your research before committing to any of them. I only decided upon my new host after Googling for hours and reading reviews of dozens of hosts from dozens of host review sites.
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02-23-2006, 08:17 PM
Post: #40
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Quote:and 150k? you think that is good?
I didn't say I thought it was a particulary good downstream speed, just pointing out that this is the limit of my DSL connection and my sites here on DreamHost (when I test) have always met that limit.

Trust me, I would be on a faster home connection if it was possible, but unfortunately I live in a semi-regional area of Australia and only one company provides broadband in my area. Unfortunately, the max speed they supply is 1.5Mbit.

Quote:so what your saying is you've always seen DH perform at 150k because that is the limit of your connection.
Yep, that is what I am saying. I do realise that this doesn't really prove a lot. The actual limit may only be a little above what I can test.

Given that some have reported speeds as low as 50-60KB/s and excessive load times (tens of seconds) for pages, I thought it was worth posting that I personally have not seen this on my server.

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