Dreamhost temporarily unreliable

If you’ve been having difficulty reaching my website here, it appears that my Dreamhost-based web hosting server is on the blinks yesterday and today, hopefully temporary. Believe you me, I am by no means an A-list blogger, though I did exceed the monthly bandwidth limit of my previous web host. To keep persistently connected, try the mirror blog at djchuang.livejournal.com .

According to websitepulse.com, my website has a 99.4777 % uptime percentage. On my quick perusal of Dreamhost, I was not able to find their uptime ratio or guarantee.

Downtimes during the past 48+ hours, according to montastic.com – a free website monitoring service:

Mon, Oct 16, 2006
2:05 AM to 2:55 AM
3:13 AM to 4:04 AM
5:09 AM to 6:48 AM
8:11 AM to 9:33 AM
10:07 AM to 11:00 AM
11:25 AM to 11:58 AM
12:15 PM to 1:38 PM
2:29 PM to 3:20 PM
3:53 PM to 4:10 PM
4:58 PM to 5:15PM
8:00 PM to 8:32 PM
9:34 PM to 9:49 PM
10:24 PM to 10:55 PM
11:13 PM to 12:35 AM

Tue, Oct 17, 2006
1:09 AM to 3:04 AM
3:36 AM to 4:11 AM
4:43 AM to 6:36 AM
7:24 AM to 8:57 AM
10:03 AM to 10:38 AM
11:36 AM to 11:57 AM
1:39 PM to 3:05 PM
3:21 PM to 4:28 PM
5:01 PM to 5:36 PM
6:59 PM to 7:32 PM
8:05 PM to 8:21 PM
9:10 PM to 9:27 PM

[update: 12:35am 10/18/06] Finally got an email and resolution; here’s what their customer support sent me:

Thank you very much for notifying us of this, but let me assure that we are aware of the issues with your server. It appears that network issues were causing a high-load which made it unresponsive, and we had to reboot it several times. We eventually shuffled this server, which cleared up the network issues. You shouldn’t be having any other problems, but if you continue to notice persistent outages please let us know and we can move you to another server if you’d prefer?

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