Dream Host: V11.06 June 2009


Jun 6, 2009
0. Introduction.
1. One contest down, one to go!
2. New! Go to Vegas NOW, get hosting credit!
3. New! Filter on multiple things at once!
4. New! CloudFront CDN is Free! (and works!)
5. New! DreamHost PS Port 81!
6. New! Give access to registrations only!
7. New! Our panel remembers open tabs!
8. DHSOTM


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0. Introduction.

And now, for the newsletter that needs no


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1. One contest down, one to go!

Whoa. That was close.

Let's get right into things.. what kind of web host would we be if we
didn't have wacky, wild, kool aid-style promotions all the time?

Pair.com, that's what kind!

Well, our API contest is over, and there were a great number of winners,
all greatly listed and explained over at our great blog:

http://blog.dreamhost.com/2009/06/22/big-boy-time-is-up

Just to ruin it for you, the winner(s) were:

http://www.memcron.com/ (Automatic PS resizing based on load!)
and
http://dreambot.openovate.com/ (Tell your server to do things via IM!)

Great!

Of course, just because the contest is over doesn't mean we're not still
working on our API, nor that you can't keep making apps and adding them
to:

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/API_Apps

FAR from it. In fact, we've just added a bunch of mysql and mail-filter
related API calls, as well as just making it so now ALL you have to do
is include your key (i.e. no username required)... great-greaty-great!?


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2. New! Go to Vegas NOW, get hosting credit!

Did I say "one to go"? Did I? Right up there? After "One contest down,"?

Let me check.


Yup, I did (I'm back)!

And what was I talking about?

http://blog.dreamhost.com/2009/06/25/the-new-dream-machine

Now THAT's what I'm talking about!

Executive summarily speaking, go to the Venetian tomorrow (or today
probably, based on when I'll likely have this newsletter done) and watch
me and/or Micah compete at the Hard Bat Classic:

http://www.hardbatclassic.com/

And earn $1 of DreamHost credit per POINT either of us scores! That could
easily rack up to literally DAYS of free hosting!!


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3. New! Filter on multiple things at once!

Easily.

Speaking of easily, filtering your email on two things at once sure used
to be NOT easily.

Not NOT easily anymore!

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=mail.filters

now allows you to do things like say "if an email is from my sister AND
the subject has "my birthday" in it, forward it to my brother" or "if an
email is from my boss AND the body doesn't have "please" in it, put it
in my "for later" folder."

Oh, and in case you were keeping track, the API also supports this new
feature. Easily.


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4. New! CloudFront CDN is Free! (and works!)

Okay, 60 people who actually tried using our simplified interface to
Amazon's Content Delivery Network CloudFront, the gig is up.

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=goodies.cdn

In this case, the gig is referring not to a byte, but rather to, having
to pay $3.95/month for the privilege of using our shnazzy little tool.

Because, as of today, not ONLY does our uploader actually WORK (on files
of all sizes), it's completely FREE! Er, not counting what Amazon might
charge you:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=goodies.cdn&

And, if you were one of the gigged-up 60, don't feel dumb... we've just
canceled all the CDN charges you've accrued from us so far! So who's got
the last laugh now, laughy-laugh-laughs?


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5. New! DreamHost PS Port 81!

You.

And here's something the umptee-bajillion people who've already signed
up for a DreamHost Private Server:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=vserver.provision

can take advantage of.. running your webserver on PORT 81!!

Whowhaaaaaaaaaaaeoweeeeeeeeeee yayayaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy haah hooo heh uh...

Why would somebody want to do that (when port 80 is the default web
browsers connect to)? It's all just so you can run your OWN web server
(not the apache or lighttpd that we provide) on port 80!

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=vserver.settings

I suppose there are plenty of cool other web servers somebody might
legitimately want to run; Netscape, AOLserver, IIS (chuckle!), the list
goes on and on..


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6. New! Give access to registrations only!

Have you ever had a girl that seemed like she really liked you, but it
turned out she was just after your domain registrations? I have. And
trust me, it hurts. BIG TIME.

So, that's why I invented this new way to just give them your domain
registrations, but not really, so you can give them what they want and
maybe they'll still like you a little bit, but you also still really own
the domain registration and you can just take it back from her at any
time you want if she starts to get too needy and then maybe SHE'LL know
what it feels like, constantly checking whois records for updates at all
hours of the night, running dns queries when you should be studying, and
typo-squatting every possible variation in the hopes of somehow, just
somehow, getting back to a time when you could believe that she loved you
for YOU, and not some four-letter real word .com, which you admit IS
pretty sexy, but is IT going to keep you cold on those warm, warm, summer
nights?!!

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=users.access

So yeah, you can now give permissions to domain registrations (separate
from the hosting, mail, databases, etc..) via our "Account Privileges"
panel.


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7. New! Our panel remembers open tabs!

And if that weren't ENOUGH, our panel now remembers for you which tabs
you've got opened! It's pretty sweet. Try it.. there on the left:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/

You've got to log in first, silly!


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8. DHSOTM

It's nice to be back to the old days, when newsletters came out in the
month for which they were written, I shamelessly plugged whatever random
tournament I was competing in that week, and Dream Host Site of the Month
winners were flashy portfolio sites.

http://www.davidfotar.se/

Good job David! Nice photographs! Everybody, see if you can beat that
with your OWN submission at:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tree=home.dhsotm

And I'm going to go now and practice my basketball.


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I mean ping pong,
Josh Jones!

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