Articles tagged in dns

  1. DreamHost DNS Outage?

    Have been quite stressful last couple of days -- hard disk of the home server is dying, mails were dropped and files gone missing. Went out to buy a new hard disk yesterday and gotta do the upgrade tonight. But now this DreamHost DNS outage is just making my day worse. (Note: their website is not resolvable to me at the moment)

    Started around an hour ago that none of the ns(1|2|3) can be resolved. Quite a few of my services relying on DreamHost's DNS stopped working. Even my sites at other hosts that have their DNS entries kept on DreamHost have disappeared off the Internet. D'oh.

    This site still works as I used an external DNS to point to DreamHost's IP address.

    5 months with DreamHost was really like a roller coaster ride. Maybe this host was designed for those who always dream about excitements and surprises. I'll rather have a good night sleep.

    Update 4:40pm: All NS are resolving now. Lots of complains in the forum. My customised DNS entry is still lost, which I need to use to access my other host. Waiting...

  2. DreamHost Crazy Domain Insane now with Custom DNS

    I have been running some of my sites on DreamHost or 2 months. I initially joined the Crazy Domain Insane hosting plan, which provides me more-than-enough storage space and bandwidth, but does not allow me to customise my DNS entries -- this is for higher priced plans.

    However when I logged into my DreamHost control panel today, I spotted a tiny link [DNS] next to my domains.

    DreamHost Custom DNS for domains

    Clicking into it gives me controls to add extra DNS entries for my domains! Sweet. They still advertise that CDI plan provides no custom DNS, but I am happy with this little surprise.

    Update: DreamHost has just made an announcement via newsletter that Custom DNS is now for all customers! Yuppie!

    Moreover, they have quadrupled (x4) disk spaces and octupled (x8) bandwidth on all hosting plans. That gives me, a CDI subscriber, 20Gb of space + 1 Terabyte of outbound bandwith per month. How am I suppose to use that up?!