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  • Steve Machol
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    This is not the place for ongoing disputes. Thread closed.

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  • Gene Steinberg
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    Originally posted by c0bra View Post
    In short, don't use hosts who grossly oversell if you're serious about your website.

    168gb of disk space
    1.6tb of bandwidth
    $9.95 a month

    What planet are they on?
    In short, ignore the people who post this FUD. Each host is different and how they manage resources is different, and I've been using DreamHost since the end of 2006, and -- other than one issue with a critical power line repair at their datacenter -- they have worked extremely well.

    I notice that you have no valid information to offer, like the others who were afraid to respond to my comments.

    So I'll remind you that your ISP oversells, your electric company oversells, your wireless provider oversells, etc. That's normal. The real issue is whether a company can manage growth when more of its resources are required.

    Peace,
    Gene

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  • c0bra
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    In short, don't use hosts who grossly oversell if you're serious about your website.

    168gb of disk space
    1.6tb of bandwidth
    $9.95 a month

    What planet are they on?

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  • Gene Steinberg
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    Hmmm....strange how you hear the sounds of silence when a little dose of reality is presented.

    Perhaps this entire thread should be tossed into the trashbin, where it belongs.

    Peace,
    Gene
    (in other words -- nothing personal)

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  • Gene Steinberg
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    Originally posted by JakeS View Post
    Well its not my place to post here and about hosting for a very good reason, check my signature, that's why its not my place to post here.
    Understood, although you did it anyway

    In any case, when I read things that don't seem to fit the facts, I wonder if some of these complaints are rare exceptions, written out of whole cloth, or from competitors in disguise.

    I've been through several hosts over the years and DreamHost has done better than the others. Obviously if they fail me big time, I move, but I know there is no such thing as perfection either.

    Oh yes: Feel free to check my profile to see what I do for a living.

    Peace,
    Gene

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  • JakeS
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    Originally posted by Gene Steinberg View Post
    DreamHost does not have a posted policy with regard to CPU minutes. Just wanted another reality check here.

    In any case, they also have a Wiki at their site that explains such things and where things might go overboard and even how to check CPU usage for yourself, if you're so inclined.

    Peace,
    Gene
    Well its not my place to post here and about hosting for a very good reason, check my signature, that's why its not my place to post here.

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  • Gene Steinberg
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    Originally posted by JakeS View Post
    CPU Minutes? Damn.
    DreamHost does not have a posted policy with regard to CPU minutes. Just wanted another reality check here.

    In any case, they also have a Wiki at their site that explains such things and where things might go overboard and even how to check CPU usage for yourself, if you're so inclined.

    Peace,
    Gene

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  • JakeS
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    Originally posted by jjrambo View Post
    This has to be the worst ever web host that I have dealt with. they have no clue as to what vbulletin is, they are always coming up with new issues to try to get me to up my plan with them. I'm sick of having to jump through hoops just to get these ass-holes off my back!

    don't use them if you do anything more than 5gigs a month.

    they constantly complain that my CPU mintes are more than there max of 60 allowed. last message i got was that my site used 250CPU minutes in one day. I average 15gigs a month of transfer.

    hope this helps you all out.
    CPU Minutes? Damn.

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  • Gene Steinberg
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    Originally posted by beernuts View Post
    Another very dissatisfied Dreamhost user. I had two accounts with them. The first one was on a solid server with almost no down time. The second one was severely overloaded, and constantly suffered from outages. The MySQL database would constantly lose connectivity as well. Once I started my vB forum, it wasn't long before they started giving me that tired old CPU minute song and dance. I found that laughable given how shoddy the service was. Needless to say, I cancelled both accounts.


    The second server that I was on was overloaded. Pure and simple.

    -Nick
    Color me skeptical, but what sort of traffic did you get on your forum and what server load did you see displayed in your Admin panel when this was going on?

    Peace,
    Gene

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  • beernuts
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    Another very dissatisfied Dreamhost user. I had two accounts with them. The first one was on a solid server with almost no down time. The second one was severely overloaded, and constantly suffered from outages. The MySQL database would constantly lose connectivity as well. Once I started my vB forum, it wasn't long before they started giving me that tired old CPU minute song and dance. I found that laughable given how shoddy the service was. Needless to say, I cancelled both accounts.


    The second server that I was on was overloaded. Pure and simple.

    -Nick

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  • Gene Steinberg
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    Originally posted by Protonus View Post
    This can be changed. Just make a support ticket asking them to make your PHP an Apache mod. They can definetly do it - they did it for me
    It's PHP4 when Apache though, not 5.
    This is a lot of nonsense. I have a vBulletin forum with light to medium traffic on DreamHost, and I have had very few problems with them.

    I've been using them since the first of the year. If you have qualms, check out www.theparacast.com/forums and see how it performs for yourself.

    I can see where a heavy traffic situation would tax any shared host, but that's not exclusive to DreamHost.

    Peace,
    Gene

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  • Protonus
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    Originally posted by SuperJETT View Post
    Dreamhost is not vbulletin friendly due to running php as cgi instead of an Apache module.
    This can be changed. Just make a support ticket asking them to make your PHP an Apache mod. They can definetly do it - they did it for me
    It's PHP4 when Apache though, not 5.

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  • COBRAws
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    Originally posted by jjrambo View Post
    This has to be the worst ever web host that I have dealt with. they have no clue as to what vbulletin is, they are always coming up with new issues to try to get me to up my plan with them. I'm sick of having to jump through hoops just to get these ass-holes off my back!

    don't use them if you do anything more than 5gigs a month.

    they constantly complain that my CPU mintes are more than there max of 60 allowed. last message i got was that my site used 250CPU minutes in one day. I average 15gigs a month of transfer.

    hope this helps you all out.
    Well, I sent them an email and never got a reply. Now I see this. Good choice i made

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  • GreysAnatomy
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    I've been through a real mess with DreamHost too. I unlocked my domain and everything in order to switch over to DreamHost but they just couldn't do it. In the end, I had to renew at my old host PLUS pay an additional fee for the switch, which was supposed to be for free, to DreamHost.

    My board has been down for days because of them and I couldn't even reach my members. It was a real mess.

    And now that everything is done, they tell me I can't send out Admin mails through my AdminCP because apparently, I'm violating their spam rules or something. I've asked for help here, well more for reassurance than for help actually. DreamHost tells me I need an opt-in system for members who wanna receive Admin mails. Apparently, checking a box while signing up and being able to uncheck it anytime you want is violating their spam rules. Members need to be logged by their IP address, date and time too. Their suggestion: You might consider having a programmer add the IP address and date to the logging information script.

    To sum it up: Don't sign up there even if it sound appealing. It's fine just for hosting big files and such, but for vBulletin, it's crap!


    This is taken directly from their spam policy: In particular, "spam" has proven to be a major problem for many of our customers and the Internet at large. Spam is a common slang term referring to the sending of unsolicited email, instant messaging, or other communication to a large group of people at once. Variations on this practice include off topic (and usually promotional) messages on bulletin boards, guestbooks, Usenet newsgroups, or chat rooms.
    Last edited by GreysAnatomy; Tue 20th Jun '06, 12:33am.

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  • bluesoul
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    This is very confusing to me. I've used dreamhost for about 15 months now and I couldn't be happier. They're constantly upgrading hardware, their support has been great, and I haven't received this CPU quota message (then again, my vB is fairly small right now). I did compile my own installation of PHP, perhaps that has something to do with it.

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