My site was down off and on all weekend, but I moved hosts from Dreamhost to Bluehost, and after a little tweaking, all should be fine now.
I know this is going to sound like in tooting my own company’s horn, but VaultPress made this whole process immensely easier and less stressful. I just restored a backup from my site to the new host, and voila! There it was! No exporting and importing and themes and plugins and making sure all of my custom CSS was moved. It just…worked. If you have a self-hosted WordPress site, I highly recommend you get VaultPress for it. No, I don’t get a bonus for saying that. Ha ha! I have been wanting to leave Dreamhost for many years because of outages and slowness, but I was dreading the process. No need for that!
Anyway, I’m excited because now my site should load faster now, and things like my site going down right after my boss re-tweets a link to one of my posts to his 68k followers won’t happen again. (It wasn’t because of traffic, it was just a sad coincidence.) (And here’s the post for anyone who couldn’t see it on Saturday.)