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DreamHost Status » Blog Archive » Connection issues in US-West Data Center (Los Angeles, CA)--
We are currently having connection issues in our US-West Data Center (Los Angeles, CA). We dont have details yet, but our teams are already working on resolution. Well update this post as soon as we have more information.
Update March 26th 5:45pm: We are still working on finding the root cause of the issue and getting the services all back up. Please note, this affectes web, email and mysql services for customers in that location and also panel and webmail. Thank you for your patience while we get this resolved.
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