Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Moving to Dreamhost

After the luxury of running my own dedicated server which lasted for almost four years I'm shutting it down in days now; In the last month I had to work on my customers sites, my friends and my own sites to move them to another hosting company as I'm not anymore in this headache business.

I'm really happy with this move as I will not have to worry or to be contact of fifty customer who has the right to call you day and night and what makes me really happy is that at first I was afrain I will not be able to find a reliable shared hosting environment to move to but finally I transferred all accounts to dreamhost.com, they are really reliable, nice support and the greatest developer environment, with dreamhost you can host as many sites as you want, bandwidth and disk storage increases weekly and all of that for really reasonable price and great support team.

It shouldn't take more than five minutes to install WordPress with their Goodies auto installer, installing SVN, Jabber or even streaming media shouldn't take longer than that; it's very customizable hosting environment, some friends were happy to have their own php.ini on some shared hosting like TextDrive but with DreamHost you can install and customize your own PHP! yes you can do that and more


On the other hand they have very nice affiliation system, for example if you decided to sign up with them use jadmadi without the quotes in the promo box and you will get 50% discount on ANY of their plans and I will get about 15%.

To be honest, this post isn't just to write about their affiliation system but to recommend it to anyone having trouble with his/her current hosting or want to have a better hosting environment.

I'm really happy to be with them and I thought it's good to share the experience.

[tags] dreamhost, web, hosting, webhosting, experience [/tags]

5 comments:

  1. tayyeb ana my visa is suspended w beddi website, if i pay u can u manage getting it for me :P not kidding

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  2. Oh man, an e-mail bounces and you get called at 1 in the mornin' I hear you. I've been on DH for the past year, I'm happy with it but the connectivity gets shaky from time to time for some outage reasons. Other than that, it's cool. Good move!

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  3. actually there are lots of reasons to love them and their transparency with their customers is one you can't find with other hosts. you know I have had my own dedicated server and actually I was in this business and I relaise that it's imposisble to avoid troubles while online from routing issues to even data lose but you will really love with when you notice their transparency

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  4. [...] Couple of months ago I had to shutt it down my dedicated server and moved to Dreamhost, it wasn’t easy decision at all but I was in a situation where I don’t need the luxury of dedicated server anymore and it was good idea to save more money :D However, Couple of days ago I also had to move from dreamhost to Yahoo! hosting because I noticed that my blog is getting more traffic and the server I was on with dreamhost wasn’t able to make my readers nor me satisfied with its speed, all of this wasn’t pleasant experience at all so lets break things down to make your choice of a web hosting company or moving from your current hosting to new one pleasant or at least with the minimum damage. [...]

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