So, I finally decide to register and use the altgilbers.com domain and I shop around and decide to use dreamhost. I knew going in that it is shared hosting and that performance of the server is very much dependent on the usage of my neighbors.
At this point, I don’t know if my neighbors are the problem, or if dreamhost just sucks. Over the weekend the server they placed me on, triton, has been rebooted a few times and consistently has load averages well into the 100’s. This makes loading webpages painfully slow, and doing anything interactively impossible. I’ve been in touch with their support team, but haven’t gotten anything other than a “we’re looking into it.”
12:59:26 up 4 days, 12:35, 9 users, load average: 218.00, 205.31, 182.89
[triton]$ Read from remote host altgilbers.com: Connection reset by peerConnection to altgilbers.com closed.
I’m going to give them a few days to sort this out and if it doesn’t get better, I’m getting my money back.