Aug 02 2006

DreamHost Disasters

Published by at 10:17 am under Business   

You might have noticed that kylecordes.com and my other sites have had several long downtimes recently.  I certainly have. The cause, in every case, has been DreamHost, the formerly excellent hostiing firm I use.  DreamHost has excellent features and configurability, but two large problems:

  1. Lots of downtime incidents
  2. Slow performance of DB-based web apps, including WordPress

I’ve started the process of moving a site off of DreamHost, so that at worst I won’t have everything down at once.  After some live evaluation, I’ll decide whether to move the rest.

I am much impressed, though, by a long explatation of the recent problems over on the Dreamhost Blog:
DreamHost Blog » Anatomy of a(n ongoing) Disaster..

This contains far more detail and honesty than I am accustomed to receiving from vendors, and I appreciate it very much.  I still recommend DreamHost, if you are looking for a bargain, rich features, and can tolerate (until they demonstrate otherwise) some “issues”.

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One Response to “DreamHost Disasters”

  1. I’ve always used Dreamhost, and I like the company too. I’ve always been happy with them. I missed the downtime disaster than a lot of other Dreamhost users experienced in July 06. But things have been kind of sketchy off and on lately, and my site has been down all night long–at least since 11 PM. It looks like dreamhost is down across the board too. I can’t even access their blog. I was hunting around online to try and find out what’s going on, and I came across this blog.

    I hope they get this fixed soon, because I’m losing customers.

    Thanks,
    Bobette Bryan