DreamHost Newsletter – July 2006

News from this month’s newsletter:

  1. Create a user while adding a domain!
    Small update to the Control Panel: It’s now possible to add a new FTP user to your account, while adding a new domain.
  2. Over fifty WordPress themes auto-installed!
    WordPress has been upgraded to 2.0.3 and now includes 50 pre-installed themes.
  3. DreamHost Chat.
    After a couple of DreamHost customers started an IRC channel and a Jabber channel, DreamHost have now added their own web-based DreamHost Customer Chat. At least their is now plenty of possibilities for DreamHost customers to chat!
  4. Apache 2.0!
    Probably the biggest news this month: All new domains are now added to Apache 2.0 servers. More about this later.
  5. Charities!
    DreamHost customers donated a total of $1125 to Heifer International and $614 to the Open Source Initiative. DreamHost doubled the amount. New charities are The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition.
  6. DHSOTM
    DreamHost Site of the Month: suffocate[us]: photoblog.

4 Responses to “DreamHost Newsletter – July 2006”

  1. James says:

    The Apache 2.0 news is kinda cool. I’m not sure how this will effect me as a customer though (if at all, even in performance)?

    What I’ve been waiting, and waiting to hear is that DH is offering their own dedicated server service.

  2. Hank says:

    I can only start to hope that DreamHost, when they start hosting their own dedicated servers again, will have pricing that rivals the following

    http://www.cari.net/Dedicated-Servers/dedicated-servers-by-processor.php#pentium4

    $69/mo
    Processor: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
    Cache (L2): 2MB
    Minimum RAM: 1GB
    Storage: 160GB SATA2

  3. Trevor says:

    I’m curious to know when your “more about this later” comment will be addressed with regards to Apache 2.0.

  4. Trevor says:

    Hank

    I just looked over those dedicated server options from cari.net. I must say that even though I’m a die-hard, loyal, DreamHost customer … I’m very jealous of those plans.

    Very inexpensive and great hardware.

    DH, please when you start offering dedicated servers again to be competitive with cari.net.