WordPress upgrades made easier by DreamHost

Posted Jan 31, 2006 in Blogging, Miscellaneous, Technology.

DreamHost was one of the first hosting companies to introduce “one-click” installations of WordPress and other often-used web applications. Now those clever chaps have updated their system so that it can do application upgrades as well.

It means that thousands of WordPress users can use the installer in DreamHost's funky control panel to upgrade to WordPress 2.0 if they wish.

Meanwhile, the chaps have been busy improving other areas of their hosting packages. I use their Code Monster package, which only costs $15.95 per month. Currently it offers:

  • 60 gigabytes of disk space, increasing automatically by 480 megabytes every week.
  • 1.6 terabytes (yes, you read that correctly) of bandwidth per month, automatically increasing by another 16 gigabytes per week.
  • Unlimited domains.
  • Unlimited subdomains.
  • Unlimited MySQL databases.
  • A free domain name.
  • Custom DNS configuration.
  • All the usual advanced extras, from Quicktime streaming to WebDAV.


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    I've paid for a year for a hosting company just because they support ASP and I have yet to use it. I'm always looking for great deals for hosting so after my time is up with my current, I'll be sure to check out DreamHost.

    In regards to the "one-click" installations, are you reffering 'Fantastico'? It's the plug and play of the web. One of the best features ever.

    Posted by James Henry on Feb 02, 2006.

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    Nope. No Fantastico. DreamHost offers its own mechanism for installation of common applications, but where it really excels is in providing a system that allows you to do your own custom installations of anything you like.

    To be frank, I don't think DreamHost is the best solution for web n00bz. It's more for your l33t d00dz.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Feb 03, 2006.

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    Ouch, I was called a n00b. ;)

    Posted by James Henry on Feb 03, 2006.

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    ph34/2 m`/ 1337 sk1llz!

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Feb 03, 2006.

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    I don't know if it is either cool or odd that my teacher speaks better 1337 than I do.

    y34h w3ll, 47l3457 w3 (4n und3r574nd 34(h07h3r.

    Posted by James Henry on Feb 03, 2006.

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    I think your 1337 is better than mine. I just got my @$5 pwnz0r3d.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Feb 04, 2006.