Archive for the 'DreamHost' Category

Free DreamHost Hosting Plan for RegisterFly Refugees

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

RegisterFly a New Jersey based domain registrar and web host has just lost their ICANN-accredited status after an investigation of fraud. The company was registrar for approximately 2,000,000 domain names held by about 900,000 customers and leaves a lot of these customers struggling. They all have to find a new registrar and possibly a new [...]

Status Blog News

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Status Blog Update
Small update to the DreamHost Status Blog. The entries are now color-coded after severity and it’s clearly marked if the issue is currently resolved or not.

OS X dashboard widget
Back in October DreamHost advertised a customer created DreamHost Status Widget for Yahoo! Widgets (Konfabulator). Back then a lot of Mac users was requesting a [...]

Security Issues

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

DreamHost Security Issue
A possible security issue has been brought up in the forum at In some cases it might be possible for other customers on the same server to read files from your web directory and thereby get access to sensitive files including e.g. passwords. Dallas, one of the founders of DreamHost, explains that [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – March 2007

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

I finally found the time to publish the latest newsletter:

Power outage apologies
An apology for the downtime last week.
Awesome new panel
New “web 2.0″-like Control Panel as previously reported.
Promo codes that give features
It’s now possible for DreamHost affiliates to create promo codes which offers extra features instead of a monetary discount. It’s possible to create promo codes [...]

Control Panel upgraded to Web 2.0

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Two days ago Jeff cryptically wrote: “…it’s on its way!”. And if you haven’t already guessed what he was hinting at, here comes…
DreamHost has just upgraded their Control Panel with a new design and a number of “web 2.0″ features. The new design is more in line with the newish frontpage and is more modern [...]

Power Outage This Weekend

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

DreamHost has just announced that all servers and websites will be offline for approximately five hours the night between Saturday and Sunday (from 11:15 PM PST , Saturday night, February 24th).
The building where one of DreamHost’s three data centers is located need immediate repair of a faulty power cable and the entire building’s power will [...]

DreamHost CEO Josh Jones Proposed via Google

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

A recent review of DreamHost pointed out that the guys at DreamHost seemed like a bunch of geeks (in a good way). Well, Valentine’s Day made me think at a funny story from a DreamHost newsletter three years ago, so judge for yourself:
Oh, didn’t I mention? I got engaged! Oh yeah, I did mention. But [...]

Learn Ruby on Rails

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

For everyone who has wanted to try out Ruby on Rails, but found the task a bit daunting: SitePoint has just published a Ruby on Ruby on Rails tutorial for beginners.
The tutorial is in fact two chapters (chapter 3 and 4) from their new Ruby on Rails book: Build Your Own Ruby On Rails Web [...]

DreamHost Newsletter – February 2007

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

This month’s Mexican themed newsletter :

- WordPress, ZenCart and MediaWiki one-click-installs has been upgraded in January
- Ruby on Rails has been upgraded and a number of new gems has been installed
- PHP 5.2 and Zend Optimizer 3.2.2 is being rolled out the upcoming week.
Two more webmail machines has been added to the load-balanced webmail cluster, [...]

Rails 1.2.1 is being rolled out…

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Today, Monday, DreamHost will begin to roll out version 1.2.1 of Rails.
The main features of the new Rails 1.2 is the REST (and general HTTP appreciation) support (e.g. mime types, HTTP status codes, etc.) and multibyte-safe UTF-8 support.
If you’re running the popular Rails blogging engine Typo, you’re encouraged to freeze Rails immediately. If you’re running [...]