I’ve spent the past two days or so managing my email migration from DreamHost to Google Apps for Domains.
Over the weekend, DreamHost had some scheduled maintenance. Not only were their main page, panel, and all webmail down for an extended period, but they were moving the cluster I’m hosted on… for the second time. This is soon after a typo killed their entire network by firewalling out the entirety of the internet.
Of course this downtime would have to come as soon as I’m ready to send one of the half dozen emails I’ll actually send this year. All in all, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I think DreamHost offers good service, for the price they charge, but sometimes ‘good’ just isn’t ‘good’ enough.
I moved my blog to SliceHost previously, and email was the last link in the chain. While I’ll still use them for massive bandwidth and storage, there’s no chance I’ll be putting anything mission critical on their network again - it’s just not worth it.