I have been using Dreamhost ever since I have been involved with websites. They come across as a company run by geeks and for the geeks. But I am appalled/shocked/horrified to find out that they are still using MySQL version 5.1 (2008) when the GA is 5.6 (2013). I never bothered to check this because I had the perception that DH was always on top of things. I was wrong. I looked into this because I wanted to use FULL TEXT indexing on some of my InnoDB tables (something new in MySQL version 5.6). Although I will not use full-text indexing and rather learn SOLR for the search engine I am trying to build but still I am disappointed by the fact that my hosting provider of choice is lagging so far behind.