Since DreamHost integrated the DreamHost Knowledge Base into the DreamHost Community Wiki, I’ve heard a number of complaints about the move.
- old links are broken (there is no way to tell what kbase article https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=138 was about)
- user comments have not been moved (the comments were sometimes the most valuable part of the articles)
- people used to the old system will have to spend time getting used to new Knowledge Base
- lack of categorization of articles in the Wiki
Parts of the old Knowledge Base really needed a rewrite and I guess the Wiki-based Knowledge Base will be easier to maintain, so it’s not all bad, but right now I really miss the old KBase. In my opinion they should have kept the old Knowledge Base until the content and comments were better integrated in the Wiki and the old links were properly redirected.
I’ve therefore collected Google’s cached snapshot of most of the original content. Out of more than 1000 entries only 5 pages were missing.
I will still try to get a copy of the last 5 pages (area 673, 681, 856, 996 and 2201).
Done!: I now got a copy of all the entries.
I’ve chosen to make my mirror of the Knowledge Base public for everybody to use. Since all the content in the Wiki is available under the GNU Free Documentation License, I guess DreamHost will have no problem with this. Otherwise they can always contact me.
To convert an old link to a mirror link replace
Please notice that this Knowledge Base Mirror will not be updated, it’s no longer possible to comment the articles and it’s currently not possible to search the archive.
It’s now possible to search the mirror of DreamHost Knowledge Base…