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Killer WordPress Plugins: All In One SEO Pack

August 27th, 2008 . by Claire

We enjoyed reading this Tubetorial blog post about 7 must-have plugins for WordPress. The first featured plugin is the All In One SEO Pack. All In One SEO Pack augments the default WordPress editing page with some critical features that help to improve your WordPress blog’s optimisation. Check out Tubetorials Video about the All In One SEO [...]

How to Set Up Email Auto-Responders at DreamHost

August 26th, 2008 . by Claire

DreamHost offers all customers the chance to set up email auto-responders. You can set up as many auto-responders as you have email addresses. Here’s how they work. What’s an Auto-Responder? When you activate an auto-responder, anyone that emails you gets an automatic reply. This is useful if you’re away on vacation, for example. Auto-responders are [...]

How to Find Your Dreamhost Error Log

August 25th, 2008 . by Claire

Dreamhost is a great hosting company, but some of its features are unusual. Finding the error log for a site can be difficult. Don’t give up. Dreamhost error log files are easy to download when you know how to access them. Downloading Your Dreamhost Error Log To view your log, you will need to use [...]

News from the DreamHost Blog

August 22nd, 2008 . by Toni

Looks like Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin is hosted at DreamHost. When she won the gold, her website was flooded with traffic — read the full story on the DreamHost blog about how tech support responded to keep the site running while it was being slammed with traffic. In other news, DreamHost was named as [...]

Who Hosts the World’s Biggest Blogs?

August 22nd, 2008 . by Toni

Who Do Rockstar Bloggers Host With? is an interesting read about the top 100 blogs and who they use as their hosting provider. A DreamHost customer, Jauhari.net made the list at #23 — Congrats Nurudin! Who is Hosting This? conducted the study based on technorati ranks and their own spiffy widget that allows you to [...]

One Click Script Upgrades

August 15th, 2008 . by Toni

DreamHost recently announced a handy addition to their “one-click” software installs & upgrades. Now you can upgrade all of your software (like WordPress, Joomla, etc.) — all at the same time with just one click. Spiffy! If you are a WordPress power-user, with multiple blogs like me; I’m sure you can appreciate how this can [...]

DreamHost Announcement Lists

August 14th, 2008 . by Claire

DreamHost gives customers a range of free newsletter services. Every  plan comes with unlimited announcement lists. Visitors to your site can subscribe to through a simple HTML form, and you can email them through your web panel. Limitations DreamHost doesn’t offer templates or statistics, but it’s simple enough for anyone to use. You can send plain [...]

DreamHost Offers One-Click Server Backups

August 13th, 2008 . by Claire

In a previous post we looked at DreamHost’s Snapshot Backups.  In addition, did you know that you can backup your entire DreamHost account with one click? It’s not great for large sites, but for smaller accounts, it’s a useful tool. How to Back Up With a Click at Dreamhost Log into your web panel and [...]

How to Delete WordPress Comments Awaiting Moderation

August 12th, 2008 . by Claire

Over time, the number of WordPress comments in your database can grow at an alarming rate. On a popular blog, you could find yourself with thousands of comments sitting in the ‘Awaiting Moderation’ queue. Unfortunately, WordPress provides no simple way of cleaning up comments. There’s a mass edit tool, but it’s not particularly versatile. In [...]

DreamHost.com Re-Design

August 11th, 2008 . by Toni

Oooohhhh…. Ahhhhh…. a new look for DreamHost.com According to this month’s newsletter, DreamHost spent $13.52 to update their look: Looks like DreamHost PS is now available to the public, as well. “Hate it or love it, you’ve got to admit it is new.” Related articles by Zemanta DreamHost Invitations (qualitynonsense.com) Keep up with posts like [...]

DreamHost Charity Donations

August 6th, 2008 . by Toni

DreamHost offers its customers a nifty way to fund charities via “DreamHost Charity Donations”. If you log into your control panel then under Home > Give to Charity you can see the current organizations that DreamHost is supporting. You can donate funds to charities directly via the control panel, and the donations will be charged [...]

Just for Fun – The Website is Down

August 5th, 2008 . by Toni

This killed me. The Website is Down: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcQ7RkyBoBc[/youtube] Created by: http://thewebsiteisdown.com/ Related articles by Zemanta Are Free Bandwidth And Distribution Bad? Ask Susan Boyle (techdirt.com) Top 10 Social Media Stories You Missed This Weekend (mashable.com) Keep up with posts like this by subscribing to our RSS feed, or following @WhoIsHosting on Twitter.

Help Setting Up WordPress on DreamHost

August 4th, 2008 . by Claire

Looking for a way to easily install WordPress on your DreamHost account? We found this useful video tutorial on YouTube. The tutorial is really thorough. It’s also been made with the novice user in mind. It takes you through the entire process, from the DreamHost admin panel through to the finished installation. Keep up with posts [...]

Knol by Google Now Public

August 3rd, 2008 . by Toni

Google released its newest project Knol to the public. According to the Google Blog: “Knols are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those subjects.” But many observers are calling Knol the “Wikipedia killer”. The main difference between Knol and Wikipedia is that every knol will have an author or group [...]