Archive for July, 2006

Typo 4 on DreamHost

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Typo, the popular Ruby on Rails blogging engine, has just released version 4.0.0.
Aiden Bordner has written a short tutorial about Getting Typo 4 running on DreamHost and LabRatZ has blogged about his steps to migrate from Typo 2.6.0 to 4.0.0 on DreamHost. Finally there’s a helpful tip in the CactusWax blog.

DreamHost Power Outage

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Downtown Los Angeles was hit by another power outage last Friday. This affected DreamHost’s services and other tenants at the Garland Building (here among MySpace), because the UPS system failed.
DreamHost was affected by a similar incident last year, when the generators didn’t work.
DreamHost founder Dallas explains:

The power supply for the entire building (which houses several [...]

Small Update to the Control Panel

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Just noticed this new widget in the Control Panel, which shows the current disk and bandwidth use with a small graphic.


Any other changes? Write a comment…

New One-Click Install: activeCollab

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

DreamHost are now introducing activeCollab as an one-click install. activeCollab is an web based collaboration and project management tool and a free and open source competitor to 37Signals’ flagshop enterprise offering Basecamp.
Using activeCollab you can discuss your projects with other team members, plan the execution, assign tasks, attach files, send notifications, etc.

It has the advantage [...]

Top 10 Worst Domain Names

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

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After the last week’s problems I thought we needed something to smile about: Independent Sources has compiled a top 10 over companies with unfortunate domain names that can easily be misunderstood.

A site called “Who Represents” [...]

World War III, Israel, Lebanon and DreamHost!

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

DreamHost’s recent technical difficulties has made DreamHost one of the most searched keywords in blog search engine Technorati.

Maybe not too surprising, but what is making this a bit disturbing is the other contenders for the Top Searches: World War III, Israel, Lebanon and Beirut. The current outage might be bad, but not that serious!
By the [...]

Automatic Offsite Backup

Monday, July 17th, 2006

DreamHost customer matttail has written a tutorial about how to automatically backup your domains and databases. By using the crontab command to run a series of scripts, the process creates a tar file (a compressed file) with all the files for a given domain and a tar file with the MySQL database data.
To secure the [...]

Fileserver Outage

Monday, July 17th, 2006

DreamHost are having some serious problems with one of its fileservers this weekend. The problems started early Saturday morning and are still not completely solved now 48 hours later.
DreamHost has been pretty good at updating their DreamHost Status blog this time (Network fileserver troubles, File Server Issues, File Server Finale and More Files Issues!), but [...]

DreamHost WAP Feeds

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

An anonymous DreamHost customer has created an unofficial DreamHost WAP site, which lets you check the latest news from the DreamHost Status site and the official DreamHost Blog on your cellphone.
May I suggest he add this blog for a total coverage of DreamHost news
Thanks for the tip…

DreamHost Now Hosting 300.000+ Domains

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

The latest stats from WebHosting.Info show that DreamHost now hosts more than 300,000 domains and is now the 27th biggest host in the world.
Back in January I predicted that DreamHost would reach 250,000 domains before 1th of June 2006, but they passed that milestone already in April and almost grew twice as fast as predicted. [...]