Dreamhost is incompetent
This site was offline for three days due to the unbelievable incompetence of Dreamhost. There is no excuse for a company in the business of hosting websites to fail so miserably and so often. The reason for the outage is unclear, their infrequent updates would refer to different pieces of failing hardware. The backup server, which is oddly singular in their parlance, failed while restoring to a new server that failed for similar hardware reasons.
I’m off to the cloud!
Update: It took a couple days to move off of dreamhost due to more unplanned outages as well as a hacker accessing their authentication database requiring mass password resets. Srsly.