Archive for the 'DreamHost' Category

All The Cool Kids Use DreamHost

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Recently I discovered that a majority of my favorite web designers and bloggers are in fact DreamHost customers.

Dan Cederholm
Author of Bulletproof Web Design and Web Standards Solutions. Known for his redesign of Fast Company and Inc.com. Recently behind the design of Rollyo and Cork’d.

Todd Dominey
Co-author of Professional CSS, redesigned Blogger’s templates, designer of 2005 PGA [...]

DreamHost Support Queue

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

From time to time people complain about DreamHost Support in the discussion forum. When I started this blog about 6 months ago there had just been another long thread about the size of the support queue, so I started to track the number of open support requests in the, to see if the queue was [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – May 2006

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Since most of you probably already read the May newsletter by now and all the news already has been covered in this blog, I’m just going to summarize it really quickly:

New! http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/!
Covered in New DreamHost Status Page.
No more Miva! No more oscommerce! More Zen Cart!
Covered in Zen-Cart One-Click Install.
New! Domain WHOIS Privacy Service!
Covered in DreamHost Domain [...]

DreamHost Domain Whois Privacy

Friday, April 28th, 2006

As a new feature DreamHost now offer to keep your whois registration data private.

Instead of using your own information when registrating a domain, you’re now offered to use DreamHost’s proxy service. All emails will automatically be forwarded to you without revealing your real email address, while paper mail will be shredded and phone calls will be [...]

New Outbound Mail Quotas

Friday, April 28th, 2006

DreamHost has created a new email policy, which restrict you to send out a maximum of 100 emails per hour (counting each recipient as a seperate email) via their SMTP-server.
From the wiki:
SMTP-quota 
DreamHost enforces outbound mail quotas. While trying to send mail, if you receive an error message which mentions “Quota Exceeded,” you have surpassed your [...]

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 [...]

DreamHost Upgrades Rails Monday

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

In case you haven’t read it on the new DreamHost Status Page: DreamHost will start to roll out Ruby on Rails 1.1 early next week.
When they initially upgraded Rails to 1.1 three weeks ago a lot of application broke since Rails 1.1 isn’t 100% backward compatible, so they ended up rolling the upgrade back.
Now after [...]

Birthday Present for the Forums – RSS Feed

Friday, April 21st, 2006

I hinted the other day that I was preparing a birthday surprice for the Discussion Forums 5th Birthday. By present is now ready, and it’s something I’ve wished for myself for a long time…
While creating the forum stats, I found myself parsing a lot of the forum data, and thought that the data could easily [...]

DreamHost Partners With Hosting.com

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

For the past months DreamHost hasn’t been able to offer dedicated servers for new customers (apparently because of power capacity limits). They have now completely removed the possibility to sign up for a dedicated server and explains that they are “re-vamping their dedicated server product offerings” and that Debian Linux Servers will be available soon.
In the meantime they [...]

Discussion Forum Birthday – 5 years today

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Today it’s the DreamHost Discussion Forum’s 5 years birthday. The first “Test Message” was submitted by “Jeff @ DreamHost” the 18th of April 2001, and has since been followed by more than 40000 messages.
I’ve been digging deep into the archives to come up with the following Birthday Stats:
General stats:
In 5 years the forum have had [...]