Archive for December, 2006

Guess the Date and Win an iPod Shuffle

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

To celebrate DreamHost just passed 400,000 hosted domains I’m going to throw a small contest here at the Unofficial DreamHost Blog.
First prize will be a slick iPod Shuffle – the world’s smallest digital music player, which let’s you wear up to 240 songs on your sleeve.
Guess when DreamHost will pass 500,000 hosted domains
Every Monday WebHosting.Info [...]

Ruby upgraded to 1.8.5

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Ruby has been upgraded from version 1.8.2 to 1.8.5. A summary of changes can be found at
According to DreamHost Imagemagick is currently being upgraded to version 6.2.4 and Subversion is being upgraded to version 1.3.2.
While Ruby has been upgraded on some servers, they are deploying the new version on a slow rate, since the [...]

The Big 4-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!

Monday, December 25th, 2006

This week’s stats from WebHosting.Info shows that DreamHost have reached another milestone. They are now hosting more than 400.000 domains.
Last January they passed 200,000 domains, in July they reached 300,000 domains and the last 6 months they have continued their growth with tremendous pace. This means that they now have doubled in size in less [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – December 2006

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

DreamHost’s December newsletter covering events in November:
Publish your own videos on your own server in your own flash player. More info in DreamHost Media Tools Beta.
Google Checkout
Google Checkout added as a payment option.
Adsense on DreamBook
DreamHost’s free guest book service now uses Google Adsense text ads instead of graphical banner ads.
Free Hosting for Non-Profits, Forever
DreamHost are [...]

DreamHost Media Tools Beta

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Just discovered the next cool thing DreamHost will bring us. It hasn’t been announced yet, but I guess it will be part of the next newsletter due out any moment.
DreamHost has licensed Jeroen Wijerings Flash Media Player – a tool that enables DreamHost customers to embed streamed audio and video into any of their web [...]