Archive for January, 2006

PHP4 upgraded to 4.4.1

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

PHP4 has been updated from version 4.3.10 to 4.4.1 according to
The changes from 4.3.10 to 4.4.1 are only maintenance releases addressing numerous non-critical bux fixes, a number of security fixes related to the overwriting of the GLOBALS array and a memory corruption problem. No new features has been added.

Mirror of DreamHost’s Knowledge Base

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Since DreamHost integrated the DreamHost Knowledge Base into the DreamHost Community Wiki, I’ve heard a number of complaints about the move.
The main problems with the new Wiki-based Knowledge Base are:

old links are broken (there is no way to tell what kbase article was about)
user comments have not been moved (the comments were sometimes the [...]

Open The Champagne DreamHost

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

DreamHost is now hosting more than 200.000 domains.
Two months ago I predicted that DreamHost would reach this magic number just after New Year. Since then they have continued their exponential growth, and is now number 39 on WebHosting.Info’s Worldwide Top 50 Web Hosts based on their total domains count.
So, what’s next? 250.000 domains before 1th [...]

DreamHost Knowledge Base

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Just a quick note to let you know that the DreamHost Knowledge Base has been integrated to the DreamHost Wiki.
Currently links to articles in the old Knowledge Base are directed to the frontpage with a link to the Wiki, but hopefully DreamHost will map the old URLs to the Wiki sooner or later.

The Unofficial DreamHost Podcast

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Kris Black has started a podcast (an internet audio broadcast) about his favorite web hosting provider DreamHost. He has tried several web hosting providers in the past, but is now hosted with DreamHost for the second time and now wants to share both his good and not so good experiences with them.
The very first podcast [...]

Jabber and Google Talk

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Google Talk and Jabber now communicate

Number of E-mail Accounts Increased

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

The number of e-mail accounts on each plan has been increased 4-5-fold according to the Plan Comparison. The Crazy Domain Insane plan has gone from 600 to 3000 e-mail accounts, the Sweet Dreams plan from 1400 to 6000 e-mail accounts, the Code Monster plan from 3000 to 12,000 e-mail accounts and the Strictly Business plan [...]

Ruby on Rails 1.0

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

DreamHost has finally upgraded Ruby on Rails from Rails 0.14.3 (Release Candidate 4) to Rails 1.0.
The upgrade includes the new gems daemons (toolkit to create and control daemons), facets (extension methods and module/class additions), gd2 (interface to gd 2 library), gen (simple code generation system), glue (utility methods and classes for nitro), ruby-breakpoint (breakpoints) [...]

DreamHost New Year offer

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

I’ve just received this from DreamHost:

Hey Happy DreamHost Customers!
Now is the time when we announce in a more coherent manner all the features mentioned in our newsletter. Judging by the newsletter this month, it seems these announcements are more vital than ever.
First off, we’ve just QUADRUPLED disk space on all our shared hosting plans! The [...]

PHP Year in Review

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

After our own DreamHost Year in Review, I would like to point those of you interested in PHP to two interesting roundups of the year just ended: Derick Rethans (PHP Developer) has written PHP Look Back 2005 and Enygma from has written A (Lengthy) Look Back at PHP in 2005.