I want a new host... one that won't make me sick..
March 1, 2010 10:42 AM Subscribe
After five years of sticking by Dreamhost, i'm fed up and ready to move on -- where should i go?
posted by ukdanae to computers & internet (24 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I run a weblog and have hosted on Dreamhost since day one. I love their support (usually) and their control panel, but the unrelenting slowness of the site has finally convinced me that I need to move away. Who should I move to? I'm looking for something in the $20-$40/mo region, a good control panel and Wordpress-friendly. If they also have reasonable domain registration integrated into the control panel that would be a bonus, as i'm also looking to transfer away from bait-and-switch-priced Yahoo Domains.
My site doesn't have cataclysmic stats - only about 2k visits/day and yet Dreamhost can't seem to load the site faster than about 7 seconds a page. I've got WP Supercache running, i've optimised my MySQL tables, i've switched off all unnecessary plug-ins, but it's still slow as hell. I asked Dreamhost about this and they told me that googlebot was "hammering" my site, and to block the googlebot to improve site performance. Amazingly, that's not really going to work for my online business, so I'm ready to switch.
I've seen MediaTemple but don't have experience with them - are they good?
(If something else is ridiculously slowing down my site that i haven't figured out, i'm happy to hear that, too! the site is in my profile)