Archive for the 'DreamHost' Category

DreamHost Private Servers

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

DreamHost has just announced that they are launching DreamHost Private Servers.
DreamHost PS is a premium shared hosting service based on Linux-VServer, which gives each user their own “virtual machine” and thereby protecting their CPU and RAM from other users on the same physical machine.

While virtual servers gets more and more common in the hosting business, [...]

The Unofficial Worst Domains Blog

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

A year ago DreamHost was going through some rough times with a saturated network and multiple power failures. To cheer people up I posted the Top 10 Worst Domain Names which features some of the worst domain names found on the internet. Some of them are obvious fake, but fun nevertheless.
6 months later I followed [...]

Ars Technica used DreamHost to serve iPhone video

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

The insanely popular blog website Ars Technica (the 7th most popular blog in the world according to Technorati) recently did an iPhone review including a 5 minute video with their attempts to destroy the phone (sound like something Josh would have done).
The interesting thing, DreamHost wise, is that one of their writers, Clint Ecker, tells how [...]

Crazy DreamHost Promo

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

07-07-07 could be your lucky day. DreamHost is bringing back the promo code that started it all… 777!
Many of you might have heard of the crazy promo DreamHost ran at the 7th birthday two and a half years ago. I assume they have gotten more than 50,000 new customers on this promo and it was [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – July 2007

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Time for another newsletter in condensed form:

Winners of the iPhone Contest

nyquil.org won the iPhone contest. The 2nd and 3rd prizes can be found on the official blog.

iTunes Backup for Mac
DreamHost customers can now get a free year of Bandwagon (Mac software to back up your iTunes library to your DreamHost account).

Support Attachments
It’s now possible to [...]

2½ Hours Left to Participate in the Contest

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Last chance if you want to participate in the contest.
Here are my own entries:

Galaxy getting new software!

Monkeys in the Cage

DreamHost Power

Win an Apple iPhone

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

DreamHost is having a contest on their blog where you can win one of the incredible hyped Apple iPhones.
All you have to do is to submit an image that best illustrates the cause for mysterious DreamHost downtime! The cuter the better, the cleverer the better, the cornier the better, the DreamHost logo-ier the better.
The deadline for the [...]

WordPress Upgraded

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

WordPress 2.2.1 was released two days ago and is now available as an One-Click install/upgrade in the Control Panel.
This version includes a number of bug fixes and addresses a number of security vulnerabilities and it’s therefore strongly recommended to upgrade as soon as possible.
If you use DreamHost’s One-Click Upgrade please remember to back up your [...]

SSL Certificate Renewal

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

If you’re using SSL IMAP, POP3 or SMTP (as recommended) you’ll have noticed that DreamHost’s SSL certificate expired today.
DreamHost’s new certificate uses a wildcard subdomain *.mail.dreamhost.com, so it should now be possible to change your mail servers to a1.balanced.your-email-server.mail.dreamhost.com to get rid of the “host mis-match” error. This means that you no longer have to [...]

DreamHost FTP Accounts Hacked

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Within the last 2 weeks approximately 3,500 DreamHost users have had their FTP account passwords stolen and about 20% of the affected users have had some of their files altered.
The users were notified of this security breach by DreamHost staff today:

From: DreamHost Security Team
Subject: URGENT: FTP Account Security Concerns…
Hello -
This email is regarding a potential security [...]