Archive for the 'PHP' Category

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, [...]

PHP 4 and MySQL 5 upgraded

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Two minor updates of PHP 4 and MySQL 5. Both updates are security updates, which shouldn’t affect any of you.
MySQL 5 has been upgraded from 5.0.18 to 5.0.24a.
Read changelog…
PHP 4 has been upgraded from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4.
Read changelog…
You can keep track of the current versions of PHP, MySQL and Ruby on Rails at and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

PHP4 upgraded to 4.4.1

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

PHP4 has been updated from version 4.3.10 to 4.4.1 according to
The changes from 4.3.10 to 4.4.1 are only maintenance releases addressing numerous non-critical bux fixes, a number of security fixes related to the overwriting of the GLOBALS array and a memory corruption problem. No new features has been added.

PHP Year in Review

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

After our own DreamHost Year in Review, I would like to point those of you interested in PHP to two interesting roundups of the year just ended: Derick Rethans (PHP Developer) has written PHP Look Back 2005 and Enygma from has written A (Lengthy) Look Back at PHP in 2005.

RoundCube and TurboDbAdmin

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Two new PHP/Ajax applications, RoundCube and TurboDbAdmin, has got a lot of publicity lately.
RoundCube Webmail is a browser-based email client with a very nice interface and functionality a bit like GMail, but available to install on your own server. TurboDbAdmin is an online database administration tool like phpMyAdmin (which is currently being used at DreamHost’s [...]