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11/21   Lifehacker's recommending Dreamhost as a personal web hosting service.
        Apart from csua, who do you guys use? --erikred
        \_ What do you want to use it for? Do you need CGI or PHP?  My
           brother worked for Dreamhost and said they are unethical. In
           fact, he sued them. This refers to their treatment of customers
           and employees both. I don't know who  or what "Lifehacker" is,
           but I'd feel uncomfortable using Dreamhost.
           \_ PHP, CGI, MySQL. http://Lifehacker.com, subsidiary of Gizmodo. Wow,
              I'm sorry to hear about your brother. Was it terrible customer
              service or selling personal info or what?
           \_ Did he win the lawsuit?
        \_ http://csua.com/?q=dreamhost&sort=d
           If you don't use it a lot, it's a dream. If you do, then
           Dreamhost = Nightmarehost (throttle, inactivation, etc)
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My brother worked for Dreamhost and said they are unethical. This refers to their treatment of customers and employees both. I don't know who or what "Lifehacker" is, but I'd feel uncomfortable using Dreamhost. Dreamhost = Nightmarehost (throttle, inactivation, etc) ... Mysql quota may be unlimited but is overloaded so takes SECONDS for each simple query. It has been hacked into over and over and over again this year, with down time of over 10 days this year. They are slow to respond to web-site change requests, and they have dropped connections, broken shopping carts, customer complaints and slow employee web-mail access. "Hello, This is just an email verification for you that we've now closed your Account as you just requested via our web panel. You will no longer receive any bills from us (unless you kept an active domain _registration_ with us) nor other communications. We're very sorry it didn't work out and maybe we'll see you again someday! Sincerely, The UnHappy DreamHost Goodbye Team" \_ If this had you that stressed out you're really in for it when ... Do you still recommend it after its complete debacle and hundreds of pissed off users in the past month or so? I'm a current nightmarehost user and I'm trying to find a new service, DESPERATELY. I'd like to add negative feedbacks to counter the positive feedbacks but unable to do so. com/content/view/16/2/ (can't enter info) There are two others that I've waited 3 days for the approval to go through, even though their web sites say: "Thank you for voicing ... In addition you can't run any script longer than 30 seconds. They subscribe hundreds of power hungry users on each machine and the load is always consistently above 100, and slow. You can't even run sa-learn and grep because their monitor script will kill all of your processes. Also they do a reboot every other day because they don't know how to keep their system ... They're cheap, but they're very restrictive as to the things you can do there. For example, they don't allow a script to run for over 30 seconds (they have an auto kill script and are unwilling to be flexible, so my sa-learn always gets killed). What are other hosting alternatives you guys have tried and recommend? Does anybody have any first hand experience with that provider? Does anyone have any suggestions, warnings or general advice? Ideally I'm looking for a place with a unix shell, php, perl, and possibly mysql & cron -- but it doesn't have to have heavyweight bandwidth, etc. com \_ Yeah like everyone else hadn't figured it out 2 years ago that newer customers get priority. I was considering getting Netflix but I will stick with the local video store after reading the article since our use would be very high.