Archive for April, 2006

DreamHost Domain Whois Privacy

Friday, April 28th, 2006

As a new feature DreamHost now offer to keep your whois registration data private.

Instead of using your own information when registrating a domain, you’re now offered to use DreamHost’s proxy service. All emails will automatically be forwarded to you without revealing your real email address, while paper mail will be shredded and phone calls will be [...]

New Outbound Mail Quotas

Friday, April 28th, 2006

DreamHost has created a new email policy, which restrict you to send out a maximum of 100 emails per hour (counting each recipient as a seperate email) via their SMTP-server.
From the wiki:
SMTP-quota 
DreamHost enforces outbound mail quotas. While trying to send mail, if you receive an error message which mentions “Quota Exceeded,” you have surpassed your [...]

Zen-Cart One-Click Install

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

DreamHost are now offering Zen Cart shopping cart software as a free one-click install for all customers.
Zen Cart is designed to be easy to setup, easy to customize and easy to use for the shopper. The feature list includes built in promotions (discount coupons, gift certificates, etc), automated tasks (such as order confirmation), Search Engine Optimization [...]

DreamHost Upgrades Rails Monday

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

In case you haven’t read it on the new DreamHost Status Page: DreamHost will start to roll out Ruby on Rails 1.1 early next week.
When they initially upgraded Rails to 1.1 three weeks ago a lot of application broke since Rails 1.1 isn’t 100% backward compatible, so they ended up rolling the upgrade back.
Now after [...]

Birthday Present for the Forums – RSS Feed

Friday, April 21st, 2006

I hinted the other day that I was preparing a birthday surprice for the Discussion Forums 5th Birthday. By present is now ready, and it’s something I’ve wished for myself for a long time…
While creating the forum stats, I found myself parsing a lot of the forum data, and thought that the data could easily [...]

DreamHost Partners With Hosting.com

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

For the past months DreamHost hasn’t been able to offer dedicated servers for new customers (apparently because of power capacity limits). They have now completely removed the possibility to sign up for a dedicated server and explains that they are “re-vamping their dedicated server product offerings” and that Debian Linux Servers will be available soon.
In the meantime they [...]

Discussion Forum Birthday – 5 years today

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Today it’s the DreamHost Discussion Forum’s 5 years birthday. The first “Test Message” was submitted by “Jeff @ DreamHost” the 18th of April 2001, and has since been followed by more than 40000 messages.
I’ve been digging deep into the archives to come up with the following Birthday Stats:
General stats:
In 5 years the forum have had [...]

New DreamHost Status Page

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

The DreamHost off-network status page has been relaunched as a WordPress blog with a new layout at the old address status.dreamhost.com and on a new domain dreamhoststatus.com.
The site is hosted on a seperate network, in a seperate physical location, and will be used if an outage affects DreamHost’s possibilities to inform through the usual channels (the announcement [...]

End of PHP as an Apache Module?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Just noticed that you no longer have the choice of running PHP as an Apache Module when setting up a new domain at DreamHost. If you’re currently running PHP as an Apache Module nothing has changed, but you’re no longer able to choose Apache when setting up a new domain or making changes to an [...]

PHP Data Object support

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

DreamHost has quietly added support for the PHP Data Object (PDO) extension to their PHP5 installation.
PDO offers a lightweight, consistent interface for accessing databases in PHP. PDO provides a data-access abstraction layer, which means that, regardless of which database you’re using, you use the same functions to issue queries and fetch data. PDO does not provide [...]