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:
- Lots of downtime incidents
- 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”.