Well maxx has finally decided to call it quits on his webhosting company. That means I had to spend some time looking for a new host. I had already looked at Dreamhost.com a few times so I picked up an account with them. Everything works great and while I mourn the loss of my free hosting with maxx the change will allow a few things to happen around here that I have been putting off.
The system that Dreamhost provides is great and even with the low level hosting plan that I took, I have all the features that I had on maxx’s servers, including shell access. I moved my blog by just using mysqldump on maxx’s machine and then running the resulting sql file on my new account on Dreamhost after I scp’ed it to the machine. Worked great.
If you would like to sign up with them and help me out a little you can do it with this link: Dreamhost.com
I also had to move Coachpowell.com over there too.
You’ll also have reliability – something that has been sadly absent for a while with our (mine and Scott’s) new schedules.
Also, just for the record… I added my comment about how webhosts all seem to suck.
Reliable or not…
I still say, “Thanks for the free web space!” to Maxx.
You’re welcome, Dave 🙂
And you might want to check my comments. Robert (the guy that wrote the “Why DreamHost sucks” article) responded with some more links as well as his article on finding other webhosts.
Reading their blog it doesn’t seem like they have anymore going on than someone with a bunch of servers. I would think that the experiences that have been going on with zweix would validate minor glitches and stuff like their blog describes. Everyone has problems with someone. There is no perfect company.
Except for the fact that Zweix didn’t charge you, so I would think that you’d expect more from someone that did actually take your $$$ 🙂
I do. And so far I have received more. I want to be very clear on this, I am not downing the service that you have given me for the last five year, BUT things are better on Dreamhost. You can’t compare the two. This is their job, it wasn’t yours.
I understand that these people have had whatever problems that they have, and I am sure there is a possibility that I will too, but I am guessing that if you look at all the stuff that is posted about them, you are probably only looking at a hundred or so people who are complaining that something went wrong for them. Considering that amount of people they would need to be on their service for them to be able to afford it as their job, I would think the number of users would be a lot higher than that. My point is that yes there probably are a percentage of their users that had trouble, but I would suggest that percentage to be low enough to fall within statistical averages. By the nature of their service though they have better than average tech users and thus they a) expect more b) know how to complain louder on the internets.