Comments on: DreamHost’s Super Lame – No I Mean Really, Super Lame – Apology http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:19:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Roger http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-65548 Thu, 08 Mar 2007 14:06:43 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-65548 Sorry for double post. Is it Friday yet?

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By: Roger http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-65543 Thu, 08 Mar 2007 14:03:48 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-65543 Can anyone recommend a site that would be good for e-commerce? I need something that is reliable and has high monthly bandwidth. I had my heart set on Dreamhost but I guess you do get what you pay for. My brother-in-law uses DH to host his small site and it takes a very long time to load his simple homepage.

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By: Roger http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-65539 Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:57:24 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-65539 I had my heart set on Dreamhost to host my e-commerce site but I think I’m going to pass. My brother-in-law has a site hosted by Dreamhost and it takes a really long time to load every time I go to it. Can anyone recommend a webhost that would be ideal for someone who needs reliable uptimes and high monthly bandwidth? Thanks.

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By: Jack http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-65225 Wed, 07 Mar 2007 20:22:18 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-65225 Wow, I have to make two comments here…

First, yes, Dreamhost needs to get rid of the sarcasm that completely detracts from their communications. The last couple newsletters have been nearly incomprehensible because of this

Second, people, you get what you pay for. I keep reading “I stick with them because of the services they offer and they are super cheap.” Well, look at the triangle of expectations, and you see why their service is cheap and feature filled: it comes at the expense of reliability or “good”. Use the triangle to figure out what’s more important to you, and find the provider that fits the bill.

Dreamhost may not be the most reliable, but darn, they offer a lot of stuff for the money.

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By: Alex Hoover http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-64553 Tue, 06 Mar 2007 02:58:14 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-64553 Spot on. I used to be with Dreamhost before I switched to A Small Orange. Uptime was bad. Sometimes FCGI wouldn’t start for days, which means many of my sites would go down because they use Django.

Oh, and support was extremely slow. Not to mention the super-duper slow load times. Not so nice.

But hey, I left within 3 months.

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By: Rezolutionary http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-64358 Mon, 05 Mar 2007 16:40:30 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-64358 I would agree, Dreamhost is as lame as they come. I bought in because a well-known website was run by them. I like the fact that I could host as many sites as I wanted, the large amount of storage and WebDAV. I just hate the way everything is set up, email accounts are have odd account names, i.e. m7563535. MySQL is hard to command and one-click installs of WordPress can’t be updates if they lose you database info. They suck, I also hate their stupid pictures when I login. I swithed over to TextDrive and couldn’t be happier. I can only have five domains, but it also helped me cuy down on the abount of shit I was polluting the web with.

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By: Clint Pidlubny http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-64357 Mon, 05 Mar 2007 16:37:40 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-64357 I wrote something very similar in the comment area of a post on their bog last year. I few days later my comment was removed. I politely pointed out my issues with their attitude as well, but apparently they didn’t like it.

All-in-all, I think their service is pretty good. I’ve worked with about a dozen different budget web hosts over the years and these guys are the most responsive with customer service issues. My uptime needs are not as critical as some, but in the same breathe I would never dream of hosting an enterprise critical app on shared servers.

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By: Beerzie http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-64335 Mon, 05 Mar 2007 14:52:01 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-64335 And if I see one more wacky employee photo on their home page, my bowels will loosen.

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By: Michael Gregoire http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-64059 Mon, 05 Mar 2007 00:14:19 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-64059 Just to clarify. Bluehost does not have the same features. You’re limited to 6 domains with them.

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By: Olly http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology/comment-page-1#comment-64056 Mon, 05 Mar 2007 00:11:42 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/287/dreamhosts-super-lame-no-i-mean-really-super-lame-apology#comment-64056 Try Bluehost, same features as Dreamhost but way more reliable.

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