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News from the DreamHost Blog

News from the DreamHost Blog

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.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 [...]

Who Hosts the World’s Biggest Blogs?

Who Hosts the World’s Biggest Blogs?

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

One Click Script Upgrades

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

DreamHost Announcement Lists

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

DreamHost Offers One-Click Server Backups

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

How to Delete WordPress Comments Awaiting Moderation

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

DreamHost.com Re-Design

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

DreamHost Charity Donations

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

Just for Fun – The Website is Down

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

Help Setting Up WordPress on DreamHost

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

Knol by Google Now Public

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 [...]

Looking for a Dream Job?

Looking for a Dream Job?

Did you know that DreamHost is owned by its employees? Now you do. According to their website: “The benefits are crazy, the people are friendly, and you can wear WHATEVER YOU WANT…except cologne. Wearing cologne in the DreamHost office is grounds for a firing. Or at least a solid 8 hours of harassment.” If you [...]

What Attention Span?

What Attention Span?

Just finished reading an interesting article titled: “What the Heck Happened to Our Attention Spans?” by Josh Catone from Sitepoint. Although theories that media has effected the average mind’s attention are nothing new, this post did have some interesting thoughts on the subject. And offers suggestions on how webmasters might utilize this research. Is the [...]

DreamHost Adds Phone Support With Callbacks Service

DreamHost Adds Phone Support With Callbacks Service

DreamHost offers 24/7 technical support by email, but customers that prefer to speak to support staff might be interested in its Callbacks service. With Callbacks, customers can leave a contact telephone number and have Dreamhost’s team call back at a convenient time. The Callbacks service is not included in standard hosting plans, but it can [...]

Protect Yourself with Free WHOIS Privacy

Protect Yourself with Free WHOIS Privacy

Most domain registrars charge $4/year or a similar fee for Whois privacy protection. It’s free at DreamHost, which makes them appealing to some users for domain registrations. Why would you want your WHOIS domain information kept private? – To avoid junk mail & spam. – To keep competitors from reverse engineering your SEO techniques – [...]


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