Archive for January, 2008

Worst Typing Error in History?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

A follow up to yesterday’s billing incident.
Everybody should have been refunded by now, and DreamHost has promised to do their best to take care of any incurred fee from your bank or credit card company.
I can belive how out of line some of the comments on DreamHost’s two blogs are – but no, Josh is [...]

DreamHost Accidently Bills Customers $7,500,000

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

As you have probably seen by now – since it appears the story is all over the internet right now – DreamHost accidently billed customers for totally over 7.5 million dollars last nigh.
The error was first reported on the status blog and later an explanation was posted on the official blog.
The billing glitch happened when [...]

Ruby on Rails upgraded to 2.0.2

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

DreamHost has just finished upgrading all servers to Ruby on Rails 2.0.2.
Rails 2.0 was released about a month ago and contains new features, loads of fixes and an incredible amount of polish.
The official Rails blog has an article describing a number of the more interesting new features in the release which appears to be quite [...]

DreamHost Beta-Testing RoundCube

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

DreamHost is currently beta-testing RoundCube as a new webmail client at
RoundCube is a modern browser-based webmail client with an application-like user interface (kind of like Gmail). The use of AJAX makes tasks like folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking a lot easier.

We first wrote about RoundCube about 2 years ago, and we know [...]