Archive for the 'DreamHost' Category

Fileserver Outage

Monday, July 17th, 2006

DreamHost are having some serious problems with one of its fileservers this weekend. The problems started early Saturday morning and are still not completely solved now 48 hours later.
DreamHost has been pretty good at updating their DreamHost Status blog this time (Network fileserver troubles, File Server Issues, File Server Finale and More Files Issues!), but [...]

DreamHost WAP Feeds

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

An anonymous DreamHost customer has created an unofficial DreamHost WAP site, which lets you check the latest news from the DreamHost Status site and the official DreamHost Blog on your cellphone.
May I suggest he add this blog for a total coverage of DreamHost news
Thanks for the tip…

DreamHost Now Hosting 300.000+ Domains

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

The latest stats from WebHosting.Info show that DreamHost now hosts more than 300,000 domains and is now the 27th biggest host in the world.
Back in January I predicted that DreamHost would reach 250,000 domains before 1th of June 2006, but they passed that milestone already in April and almost grew twice as fast as predicted. [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – July 2006

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

News from this month’s newsletter:

Create a user while adding a domain!
Small update to the Control Panel: It’s now possible to add a new FTP user to your account, while adding a new domain.
Over fifty WordPress themes auto-installed!
WordPress has been upgraded to 2.0.3 and now includes 50 pre-installed themes.
DreamHost Chat.
After a couple of DreamHost customers started [...]

DreamHost IRC and Jabber channels

Friday, June 9th, 2006

A couple of DreamHost customers have taken initiative to start both an Unofficial DreamHost IRC channel and an Unofficial DreamHost Jabber channel.
If you like to chat with fellow DreamHost customers check out the #dreamhost room on the network or join with Jabber.
Hattip: Will

CPU minute restrictions removed

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

From the current newsletter:
No more CPU minute restrictions!
“Crazy overselling!” What’s that all about? Well, if you like to read, will explain it all! And see that little “post-script” at the “bottom”?
Well, we’re sick and tired of people being sick and tired of getting disabled for “cpu minute” overages! ESPECIALLY when we don’t even [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – June 2006

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

In case you haven’t received the newsletter yet here is a short summary:

Email logins with!
Covered in DreamHost Test New Email Logins.
No more CPU minute restrictions!
This deserves a post on its own. Coming right up….
Here goes: CPU minute restrictions removed.
Announcement list email double-typing!
New feature: Have your users re-type their email address when they subscribe to [...]

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 [...]

Django on DreamHost

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Django is an increasingly popular web framework for Python with focus on rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Django is for Python, kind of what Rails is for Ruby and the two frameworks has often been compared.
If another web development framework sounds compelling to you, maybe you should read Bruce Kroeze’s Top ten reasons to [...]