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It seems like there not so great

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OO, I'm so glad I dumped them in March and moved to Downtownhost.com

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well, i knew that dreamhost was subpar, all you did was link to a blog that has a paragraph on how much it sucks and with no facts

edit: Im sorry, upon furthur examination, the page was not fully loaded

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I've been using the for years and I like them. Everyone's experience will vary, but of course you'll hear the more vocal complainers more often.

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Do you experienced the reoccuring downtime he described on your server schweb? Because I want a cheap host but not at the cost of it constantly being down.
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I'm with schweb, I've had Dreamhost since January and I've been really happy with my service


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Nope, I never notice any downtime.

Don't forget that MF members get a Dreamhost discount in our Member Discounts forum.

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i have had an account with dreamost since oct05 and have never seen any downtime

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
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Really? I had mone since about the same time, and I had lots of downtime, it got worse in the last few months I was there.

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maybe it depends on which computer they're running your server off.
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I am with trpnmonkey41 and schweb, the only problems I have with my site are the ones that involve me designing it.

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I've been with DH for 4 years. In the beginning there was some frustrating downtime, but in the last couple years, the only downtime of my site was
a) my own fault for fubaring something (technically that's not DH downtime)
b) planned downtime announced by DH. And THAT has been very, very infrequent.
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I think the user experiences vary. Some say it is the top most hosting service. But as the link says it sucks.
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More people will complain than praise online. So take any kind of online review system with a grain of salt.

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Schweb makes a very valid point. You rarely hear people posting about how great something is, only when something doesn't work or is of poor quality.

Just look through MacForums. You'll see a plethora of people posting about how their Macs don't work or some other issue. How many threads are people praising how great their Macs are? One? Maybe two?

This doesn't prove that Macs suck, it just goes to show that some people have issues with the product and are trying to get help. These people only signify a small percentage of total Mac users. Thus, the vast majority of people are quite happy with their Macs.

The same applies for any other product/service. If a small number of people are complaining about Dreamhost service and yet the service is doing well, then it is safe to assume the vast majority of Dreamhost customers are happy with their service.

So like Schweb said, take all complaints with a grain of salt. Sure, they are legitimate complaints, but it doesn't mean EVERYONE is having problems.


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