Archive for January, 2007

Rails 1.2.1 is being rolled out…

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Today, Monday, DreamHost will begin to roll out version 1.2.1 of Rails.
The main features of the new Rails 1.2 is the REST (and general HTTP appreciation) support (e.g. mime types, HTTP status codes, etc.) and multibyte-safe UTF-8 support.
If you’re running the popular Rails blogging engine Typo, you’re encouraged to freeze Rails immediately. If you’re running [...]

20 More Unfortunate Domain Names

Friday, January 26th, 2007

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As a follow up to my post with the Top 10 Worst Domain Names from last summer, here comes even more unfortunate domain names. If you enjoyed this post, please Digg It !

The Royal Tit-Watching [...]

Contest Update

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

I’ve closed for submissions to the contest a bit more than a week ago. 108 readers posted their guesses in time and luckily we got quite some diversity in the guesses.

Half the guesses were for a date in April or May, but we managed to avoid too many “double bookings” (except for May 14 which [...]

WordPress 2.1 is out – and ready as an one-click upgrade…

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

WordPress 2.1 was released just 3 days ago and is already available in the DreamHost Control Panel as either an one-click install or an one-click upgrade.
The new version includes a ton of new features like:

Tabbed EditorAllows you to switch between WYSIWYG and code editing seamlessly.

Your drafts will be autosaved in the background while you’re writing [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – January 2007

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Happy New Year and happy new newsletter:

New Year’s Resolution
DreamHost to Decrease Storage Capacity and Bandwidth Allowance?
Basically this story is just (successful) digg-bait (IMHO)…
New SVN, Ruby and ImageMagick
SVN has been upgraded to version 1.3.2
Imagemagick to version 6.2.4 and
Ruby to version 1.8.5
New Domain Transfer Locking
You can now “lock” your domains as an extra safeguard against scumbags trying [...]

DreamHost 2006 – Year in Review

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

I’ve just re-read my DreamHost 2005 – Year in Review-post from last year and decided to repeat the exercise.
Hosting Plans
DreamHost started the new year by quadrupling the disk space and octupling the bandwidth on all shared hosting plans. A Crazy Domain Insane plan went from 4800 MB disk storage to 20 GB storage and from [...]

DreamHost to Decrease Storage Capacity and Bandwidth Allowance?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

The plan comparison page has just been updated with “On January 4th starting Disk drops to 199.5 GB” and “On January 4th starting BW drops to 1.995 TB” for the Crazy Domain Insane plan etc.

Anybody knows what DreamHost is up to?
Guess we’ll see in the next newsletter due any time now…
As Wendel and Daniel point [...]