Archive for the 'Features' Category

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 [...]

DreamHost Test New Email Logins

Monday, May 29th, 2006

One of the oldest suggested features in the Suggestions section has been to allow checking mail with your email address instead of just the annoying m1234567 username.
DreamHost have now implemented this much wished for feature and are now looking for beta testers to test it out and help them work out the kinks, before they [...]

More Tips for Secure Communication

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Previously I’ve written about how to use SFTP, SSH and SSL to secure your web surfing experience. One of the tips was to use PuTTY as your SSH client to create an encrypted connection to DreamHost’s servers.
thinkholelabs now features a great tutorial about how to use PuTTY to create a secure tunnel in order to [...]

Zen-Cart One-Click Install

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

DreamHost are now offering Zen Cart shopping cart software as a free one-click install for all customers.
Zen Cart is designed to be easy to setup, easy to customize and easy to use for the shopper. The feature list includes built in promotions (discount coupons, gift certificates, etc), automated tasks (such as order confirmation), Search Engine Optimization [...]

Subversion on DreamHost

Monday, March 20th, 2006

One of the news in last month’s newsletter was the addition of Subversion support at DreamHost. Subversion is an open source system for revision/version control designed specifically to be a modern replacement for CVS.
Lot of people will find that version control is not the easiest subject to get started with, and most tutorials will contain [...]

DreamHost tests SPF (Sender Policy Framework)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

DreamHost just started to test automatic SPF record generation.

Sender Policy Framework is designed to help reduce mail forgery. It does so by confirming that a mail server sending e-mail from your domain is authorized to do so (those that aren’t are probably spammers or viruses spoofing your e-mail address).
Mail servers that receive SMTP e-mail verify [...]

3 Tips for Secure Communication

Monday, February 20th, 2006

I’ve been using a couple of wireless hotspots the last few days, and while very convenient, it made me think about security. The problem is that every time you check your mail, transfer files with FTP or connect to a server via telnet all the data, including your username and passwords, are transferred over the [...]

MySQL upgraded to 5.0

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

DreamHost today announced support for MySQL 5.0. All new MySQL databases being created will be version 5, and they will soon offer the possibility to upgrade current databases from version 4 to version 5.
For the ones who haven’t followed MySQL progress the latest years, I will recap the development roadmap here.
MySQL 4.0
Released: 25 March, 2003
Supported [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – February 2006

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

This month’s newsletter fresh from the press:

One-Click Installs Upgrader!
The one-click installer of WordPress, phpBB, Joomla, etc. now also do one-click upgrades.
See also The Big 2-oh!.
New! DreamHost now officially have support for Subversion.
MySQL 5!
Covered in MySQL upgraded to 5.0.
Jabber Talks with Google!
Covered in Jabber and Google Talk.!
Covered in DreamHost Knowledge Base and Mirror of DreamHost’s Knowledge [...]