Skal Tura, I do think you should make it clear that you are a competitor of Dreamhost. Your opinions are still valid, of course, but people ought to be able to decide for themselves whether or not you might have an ulterior motive in posting negative stuff about Dreamhost.
I think that every host has those that like them and those that don't. I like Dreamhost a whole lot. I'm sharing my account with several of my friends and we have had very few problems.
If i recall correctly, i've already said in this thread about being a competitor.
Yes, i do have a motive to "blackpaint" them, but infact, i won't need to, they make themselves non-reputable, and there's simply no need or idea to exaggerate.
If you know business well, you should know that exaggerating, lying and blackpainting is simply BAD BAD BAAAD business, it takes out of my reputability, and that isn't EVER good, even how strongly would the competitor suffer. If it takes out of my pocket, it's never worth it.
If a customer can't think i'm reputable and honest, they won't give me their business, thus, lost customers, lost revenue, lost profits.
Altho, that doesn't mean that i wouldn't be reporting problems more readily
As i said that, i haven't even reported about all the problems, misery and grief they have caused for those sites i've been running there. (All my private websites plus one friend's website which i'm sponsoring, which is going to be transferred to a new server i just acquired this week)
Fortunately, you've been lucky, or run low traffic websites... Try using tens of gigabytes of HDD, and hundreds of gigs transfer per month.
Well, ok, still 2 weeks ago, i was using there 9gb of hdd, and average monthly transfer was 150Gb. This month a little bit more. One day peak 160Gb transfer, 99% static content and they shut the site down... It brought the server down. Oh yeah: it was video streaming. First loads a cached(=static) page containing that video stream. I had setup cache for guests to 60minutes between site updates. So all PHP did was checking do we have fresh cache page, and showing that, a 0.1ms job. Unique visitors, just couple thousands that day, and about 15k pageviews.
So we are still talking about VERY low pageviews & visitors amount. Just lots of BW used.
I noticed that their connection to storage died, and that was the cause, it couldn't handle a little bit of traffic. (160gb/day comes to 1941k/s, so under 2M/s, and 100MBps can handle 10-11M/s, and we are talking about read, modern hdds read about 30-40M/s)
Their infrastructure couldn't survive even one website on a single server using that 2Tb/month. (No, won't bring down other servers, just that particularly)
Only time when it could survive is when you serve static content.