May 142013
 

As I have mentioned several times I now only use dreamhost for parking. and Keeping some of my older sites and databases as they are irrelevant.  Dreamhost has been down for several hours. I mean the entire Dreamhost

http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2013/05/13/networking-issues-affecting-us-west-data-center-los-angeles-ca

 

The US-WEST as they call it now actually hosts majority of the users. From what i can tell they were performing some sort of maintenance on May 14th which involved networks

“This maintenance involves moving networking routes to brand new equipment, while directing traffic through thoroughly pre-tested and staged backups.”

http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2013/05/11/network-maintenance-in-us-west-data-center-los-angeles-may-14th-6pm-8hrs

 

The maintenance turned into an all out attack on their network. How this escalated from one thing to another and why they are unrelated beats me. Perhaps the network maintenance did not go as planned and “tested”, the attack bit is a cover up of sorts.

Fact is I don’t really care. You can get better hosting. You can move to the Cloud like Redhat Openshift (this blog hosted free) or Amazon AWS (free tier). Pay someone 100$ to move your sites for you and be done with it.

Why do I still visit the status page? It is almost accidental when I have to check on a particular domain that is parked and it is down. But mostly I love reading the comments. For some reason there is no spam but lots of trolling. Far better in my opinion and hilarious without fail.

Some comments:

Mike Hunt Says

OMFG! THE PHONE IS RINGING OFF THE HOOK WITH ANGRY CLIENTS. I AM LOOSING ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS A MINUTE! HOW DARE THIS HAPPEN ON MY SHARED HOSTING PLAN THAT I RARELY EVER PAY FOR WITH ALL THE CLIENT REFERRAL MONEY COMING IN!

I DEMAND THIS BE FIXED whenever you can because i know you are working very hard to fix things! :)

– DH Cust since 2002

 

Adolf Says:

These comments are depressing

 

 

Have fun reading comments if you can’t access your sites

 Posted by at 11:13 am

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