You probably haven’t noticed but my server has been going down at least once every two days. The Apache web server process is dying and I don’t know why. I just have to turn it back on by hand.
After the Bluehost.com cluster fuck, I moved to Media Temple. They seemed like a good fit, but turned out to be a little too good. On the Dedicated Virtual plan I got with them ($50/mo) they expect you to have an onsite admin at all times. They don’t offer any tech support.
I emailed to ask them what was going on with my server and they responded with directions for reading the error logs through SSH or some shit.
So it looks like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew (and afford) with them.
Last time around everyone was creaming over DreamHost.com. Do you use them? Any problems? Any major successes? Did they survive the “Digg Effect” for you?
At least I dont have 48 hours to decide like last time. I can take my time, plan ahead and make the transition easy.
Nevermind: Server Karate was performed by Farris and I’m just reaching my guaranteed Memory limit rather often. Memory upgrades with Media Temple are outrageous, but I’m definitely not moving back (down) to shared hosting. That is unless there is a new share hosting provider with HIGH Mem and CPU limits.
Looks like I’m well on my way to need a REAL dedicated box.