Archive for the 'Features' Category

Gmail at DreamHost

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

DreamHost has just enabled an option to use Google’s Gmail for email on domains hosted with DreamHost. The new option is available in the Control Panel under Mail – Custom MX / Gmail.
If you move your email to Gmail you will get:

Gmail’s renowned interface as your webmail, but at
POP3/IMAP/SMTP access (as before), but now [...]

Pay to Use DreamHost for Personal Storage

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Two weeks ago, while on holiday, I received the following email from DreamHost:
Dear Unofficial DreamHost Blog,
Our system has noticed what seems to be a large amount of “backup/non-web” content on your account (#99999), mostly on user “*****” on the web server “bomberman”.
Unfortunately, our terms of service state:

The customer agrees to make use of DreamHost Web [...]

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 [...]

Private MySQL Servers

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

When DreamHost launched Private Servers a month ago, the biggest complaint was that MySQL would still be a bottleneck, since it would continue to be run on shared servers.
Now DreamHost introduces DreamHost PS MySQL.

Now, you can get exactly the same sort of memory and cpu isolation you’re used to from DreamHost PS for your MySQL [...]

DreamHost Private Servers

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

DreamHost has just announced that they are launching DreamHost Private Servers.
DreamHost PS is a premium shared hosting service based on Linux-VServer, which gives each user their own “virtual machine” and thereby protecting their CPU and RAM from other users on the same physical machine.

While virtual servers gets more and more common in the hosting business, [...]

WordPress Upgraded

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

WordPress 2.2.1 was released two days ago and is now available as an One-Click install/upgrade in the Control Panel.
This version includes a number of bug fixes and addresses a number of security vulnerabilities and it’s therefore strongly recommended to upgrade as soon as possible.
If you use DreamHost’s One-Click Upgrade please remember to back up your [...]

Control Panel upgraded to Web 2.0

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Two days ago Jeff cryptically wrote: “…it’s on its way!”. And if you haven’t already guessed what he was hinting at, here comes…
DreamHost has just upgraded their Control Panel with a new design and a number of “web 2.0″ features. The new design is more in line with the newish frontpage and is more modern [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]