Archive for December, 2005

DreamHost 2005 – Year in Review

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

We are close to New Year, so it’s time to think about the year gone by and to take a look forward at 2006.
Hosting Plans
All the shared hosting plans has increased significantly over the year. The disk storage has gone from being measured in hundreds of megabytes to be measured in thousands of megabytes thanks [...]

Custom DNS for everyone

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

DreamHost has merged the Custom DNS settings into the Manage Domains area. There is now a small [DNS] link next to each domain/subdomain which takes you to a page where you can add a DNS record (both A, CNAME, MX, TXT, PTR and SRV records) for the selected domain.

Full control over the entire DNS settings [...]

5 resources at

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

When you add a domain to DreamHost up to 5 resources will be available at
A webmail client is automatically set up on all domains at Dreamhost currently uses the PHP-based Webmail software package SquirrelMail.
Mailbox Manager
The Mailbox Manager at gives your users the ability to check their disk usage, set up keyword filters [...]

Compare DreamHost’s Plans and Features

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Since DreamHost has increased all accounts’ disk storage and monthly bandwidth more than 6 fold within the last year (tripled in Januar 2005, doubled in September 2005 and weekly increases since July 2005) and given all accounts unlimited domains and subdomains the differences between the different account types has decreased.
Most users won’t get close to [...]

DreamHost under attack

Monday, December 12th, 2005

DreamHost was this afternoon hit by a massive distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) according to the official DreamHost Blog and the DreamHost Emergency Status.
A DDoS attack is most often a “bandwidth consumption” attack where the combined Internet connection bandwidth of many machines is “focused”, or directed, upon one or a few machines. Although the attack’s individual [...]

RoundCube and TurboDbAdmin

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Two new PHP/Ajax applications, RoundCube and TurboDbAdmin, has got a lot of publicity lately.
RoundCube Webmail is a browser-based email client with a very nice interface and functionality a bit like GMail, but available to install on your own server. TurboDbAdmin is an online database administration tool like phpMyAdmin (which is currently being used at DreamHost’s [...]