Archive for the 'DreamHost' Category

New DreamHost Status Page

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

The DreamHost off-network status page has been relaunched as a WordPress blog with a new layout at the old address and on a new domain
The site is hosted on a seperate network, in a seperate physical location, and will be used if an outage affects DreamHost’s possibilities to inform through the usual channels (the announcement [...]

End of PHP as an Apache Module?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Just noticed that you no longer have the choice of running PHP as an Apache Module when setting up a new domain at DreamHost. If you’re currently running PHP as an Apache Module nothing has changed, but you’re no longer able to choose Apache when setting up a new domain or making changes to an [...]

PHP Data Object support

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

DreamHost has quietly added support for the PHP Data Object (PDO) extension to their PHP5 installation.
PDO offers a lightweight, consistent interface for accessing databases in PHP. PDO provides a data-access abstraction layer, which means that, regardless of which database you’re using, you use the same functions to issue queries and fetch data. PDO does not provide [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – April 2006

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

A quick overview of this month’s newsletter :

Multiple Databases per Hostname!
One of the most popular suggestions is coming through: You can now have multiple databases per hostname, use the same MySQL username to access multiple databases and have one phpMyAdmin management area for all the databases on your account.
See Sneaky Changes Afoot.. for more info.
New! [...]

The Web Hosting Arms Race

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The web hosting business is known to be very competitive…
A few days after DreamHost posted their Like hammer for sidekick video, Site5 tried to outperform DreamHost by throwing a server off a tall building. I’m scared of the next move! Will TextDrive enter the battle zone or will DreamHost immediately try to outdo Site5 and [...]

Rails upgraded to 1.1

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Rails 1.1 is officially out and DreamHost has already upgraded their installation.
More than 500 fixes, tweaks and features from over 100 contributors. Check out all the new features, from the blockbusters to the lesser known upgrades.
Some people reports problems, since 1.1 is not 100% backward compatible, but you should be able to either tie your Rails application to a [...]

More Subversion Links

Monday, March 27th, 2006

As a follow up to last weeks Subversion post, here is a number of Subversion links for you to enjoy:

Version Control with Subversion
Free book about Subversion published by O’Reilly Media
Keep Track of Your Documents - PC Magazine
Introduction to Subversion and TortoiseSVN
Subversion and TortoiseSVN - PC Magazine
An Illustrated Walkthrough
SVN as a Web Site Maintenance Tool - Alex King
Tips for [...]

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 Phone Number

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

DreamHost customer Sean Gleeson needs help getting rid of the top search result in Google for DreamHost Phone Number. Unfortunately a whois entry for his domain is currently holding the top position and he’s therefore getting more and more calls from people, at all hours, beliving he is DreamHost, and are able to help them with their [...]

PHP5 upgraded to 5.1.2

Friday, March 17th, 2006

PHP5 has been updated from 5.0.4 to 5.1.2 according to
The upgrade to 5.1.0 is a major update and includes:

A complete rewrite of date handling code, with improved timezone support
Significant performance improvements compared to PHP 5.0.X
PDO extension is now enabled by default
Over 30 new functions in various extensions and built-in functionality
Bundled libraries, PCRE and SQLite upgraded to [...]