Then I see a link that says, "Hey if you really want MySQL that doesn't suck, maybe you need a MySQL VPS!" and I'm thinking, you bastards. But I click the link anyway, because, hey who doesn't want a MySQL VPS? But there's no price. Just a thing that says, "It's free for a week!" So I look on the site, no price. I search Google, no price. What kind of shit is this?
I'll tell you what kind of shit it is: it's likely so expensive that if they put the price there no one would click the link. That's what I'm assuming anyway, because I turned it on and I still don't see a price.
I really want to like DreamHost. I like that they're independent, since that's hard to find these days (though who knows, maybe venture capitalists have their balls in a lockbox, it wouldn't surprise me). But they make it really hard to like them.
Working in their control panel is like watching paint dry over a dial up modem on the 1996 web, and when I tried to upload some files to my speedy, SSD VPS, they trickled up like raindrops. Slow raindrops. Drip......drip......drip.
I doubt I'll keep this thing more than a few days if it's already irritating me this much. There's no such thing as a good *nix web host anymore. It's just a thing of the past. I suppose I just have to get used to that fact.