Archive for the 'DreamHost' Category

DreamHost Newsletter – June 2007

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

The newest DreamHost Newsletter in condensed form: 

Your Own DreamHostStatus Feed
Personalized RSS feed with news from dreamhoststatus.com. The feed only contains news about events regarding your Web, Email or MySQL server. You’ll find the link to your RSS feed in your Account Status.
Power Switcheroo
Redundant power to 12 more racks.
Tiny Panel Changes
New login page, faster load times [...]

Ruby on Rails upgraded to 1.2.3

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

As announced two weeks ago a new version of Ruby on Rails has just been rolled out.
DreamHost is now running Rails version 1.2.3 and Ruby version 1.8.5.
This update in mainly a maintenance release making Rails compatible with the newest version of Ruby (1.8.6).
Only two new gems has been added in this update: ruby-debug and tzinfo. ruby-debug [...]

Lucky Contest Winners

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

The winner of the When-Will-DreamHost-Pass-500,000-Domains Contest has now been found.
The other DreamHost Blog started to announce the winners of our contest yesterday, but they jumped the gun and didn’t get the details straight, probably because Josh was in a rush not to be scooped again…
The question wasn’t when DreamHost would announce that they passed [...]

DreamHost Now Hosting 500.000+ Domains

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Hurray… DreamHost is now hosting more than 500,000 domains according to WebHosting.Info. With an average of 700 new domains a day since they passed 400,000 it has taken less than 5 months to reach this new milestone.

To celebrate this event DreamHost is currently having a crazy promo: A Crazy Domain Insane package with 500 GB [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – May 2007

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Manage your cron jobsRunning cron jobs (automated tasks) has never been easier. They can now be managed in a simple interface as part of the web panel.

Green your web siteDreamHost goes green! By buying certified Renewable Energy Credits they can now call themself a carbon-neutral company.
The news was a front page story on Digg.
Moving picture [...]

DreamHost Abuse Center

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

DreamHost has just launched the DreamHost Abuse Center.

The site has two purposes: To educate DreamHost customers on acceptable practices for bulk email, the use of copyrighted materials, trademarks, etc., and to assist anyone experiencing abusive activities originating from or associated with DreamHost’s servers.
The site currently covers:

Spam and Unsolicited Bulk Email
DreamHost’s definition, double opt-in requirements opt-in [...]

DreamHost Discussion Forum 6 Years Today

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

DreamHost Discussion Forum turns 6 years today and like last year I’m going to use the opportunity to publish some stats from the forums.
General stats:
In 6 years the forum have had 78,067 posts, in 15,824 threads, submitted by 9,834 registered users (plus countless of anonymous users). The forum has grown considerably the last year with [...]

The Angry Spam Song

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Just found this piece of gold…
You might remember the voicemail from an angry customer raving about DreamHost spamming him from the post YOU C@#KS#CK’N SPAMMERS! at DreamHost’s Blog.
Rob Rohan has now created a song based on the voicemail:
I was wandering around the web and saw this posting about a guy who was upset about receiving some spam. [...]

Major DOS Attack Against DreamHost’s Nameservers

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

DreamHost is currently experiencing intermittent DNS outages on all nameservers, which is causing problems with both websites and email.
It appears they are the victims of an Easter Denial-of-Service attack against their nameservers.
In October and November last year DreamHost had several minor DOS attacks against one server at a time (Selma, Whopper and Jalapa), but this [...]

Backup your Mac or PC to DreamHost

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Michael Lee from Addison Road has written a great tutorial about how you can use the vast amount of storage space on your DreamHost account to backup your Mac.
Part 1 of the tutorial shows how to create a new user with shell access, how to enable SSH access to the server without having to supply [...]