Just to keep everyone up to date, we’ve switched webhosts from a shared (slow) server to a colocated (fast) server where we have a bit more control over what goes on. The long and the short of it involves Dreamhost complaining that transferring images to my sister so she could make wedding books violated their terms of service, which led to us getting our own dedicated box and telling Dreamhost we wouldn’t be paying them any more money. During the transfer last night I was getting about 42Mbps of throughput from the DH servers to our new one, so I think speed shouldn’t be an issue.
The result should be that service is faster, not that most people will notice that. On the flip side, if any of you have always wanted to get your website hosted somewhere and didn’t know where, let me know. We’ve got plenty of space and bandwidth.