Archive for the 'DreamHost' 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 [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – March 2008

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

A very short newsletter this time:

Easy zenphoto One-Click

DreamHost now offers zenphoto as a hosted application. When you install zenphoto as a hosted application, you don’t have to worry about upgrading the software, bandwidth usage, disk usage, etc., since it all runs from DreamHost’s server (vs. your own shared server). The downside is that you won’t [...]

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 Newsletter – February 2008

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

This month’s newsletter in condensed form:

Sorry About the Billing
I guess all of you have heard about DreamHost’s billing error 3 weeks ago? Otherwise see Um, Whoops, The Aftermath and The Final Update.
Easy WordPress One-Click
DreamHost now offers an “easy mode” for WordPress (probably based on WordPress MU), where DreamHost will take of all updates and maintenance. [...]

Worst Typing Error in History?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

A follow up to yesterday’s billing incident.
Everybody should have been refunded by now, and DreamHost has promised to do their best to take care of any incurred fee from your bank or credit card company.
I can belive how out of line some of the comments on DreamHost’s two blogs are – but no, Josh is [...]

DreamHost Accidently Bills Customers $7,500,000

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

As you have probably seen by now – since it appears the story is all over the internet right now – DreamHost accidently billed customers for totally over 7.5 million dollars last nigh.
The error was first reported on the status blog and later an explanation was posted on the official blog.
The billing glitch happened when [...]

Ruby on Rails upgraded to 2.0.2

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

DreamHost has just finished upgrading all servers to Ruby on Rails 2.0.2.
Rails 2.0 was released about a month ago and contains new features, loads of fixes and an incredible amount of polish.
The official Rails blog has an article describing a number of the more interesting new features in the release which appears to be quite [...]

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 [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – December 2007

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Another newsletter translated from Josh’s gibberish.

Spacey Moved
The “spacey” cluster was successfully moved to a new datacenter. More server moves are planned over the next few months – watch the status blog for updates.
DreamHost PS Update
DreamHost is making progress on the waitlist for DreamHost PS (Private Server) and MySQL PS. If you sign up now, you [...]

The Big 6-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Just weeks after DreamHost could celebrate their 10th anniversary, they can now celebrate another milestone. DreamHost is now hosting more than 600.000 domains according to WebHosting.Info.

They are thereby continuing their explosive growth and are still adding 600 domains on average every single day.

Looking at the Top Hosting Companies Worldwide DreamHost is now placed as 14th, [...]