Articles tagged in dreamhost

  1. Hosting for Playground Moved Again

    This "blog" has seriously not been touched for over a year. Moreover it felt like I have not blogged for a very long time and almost forgot how it felt to write. Here is just a PSA -- I have moved the hosting for this Pelica powered site back to DreamHost, just to consolidate. After all it's just a static site -- nothing more than thousands of scattered HTML and resource files. Since I already have a DreamHost account (for the last 11.5 years) with "unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth" I might as well use it to hosting this site and let the experts worrying about the servers.

    On a related event, I recently acquired a Sydney dedicated server from OVH (the big France hosting company) via this OzBargain deal. After much delay the server finally got delivered almost 4 months later. Pretty good spec (E3-1245v5, 32GB RAM, 2x 480GB SSD) but some unrealiable routing. For example round trip to Singapore takes 500ms via New Jersey, and round trip to my Network Presence VPS next door (in Equinix SY1) takes 230ms via LA. Running Debian 8 + LXC at the moment, this will eventually replace the dedicated server I got from Exigent last year. Sneaky Exigent has recently increasing their price by 10% by claiming the plan price is now ex-GST. Actually the 2nd time got stunned by Exigent since 2010 -- shame on me.

  2. One Nintendo DS Per Child

    DreamHost Blog: A Strike on One Laptop Per Child -- why Nicholas Negroponte's OLPC is flawed and how replacing the custom laptop with Nintendo DS might actually work. Exactly what I have thought. Providing starving kids with consumer electronics is not going to help them more equipped for the "real world", and as a kid which one will you prefer, Linux-based under-powered notebook or Nintendo DS and Mario Kart?

  3. DreamHost's 200Gb/2Tb Madness

    Bah! I thought it was crazy earlier this year when DreamHost quadrupled the storage space and octupled monthly data transfer. Apparently it was saner than I thought, as they have just increased the storage by 10 fold and doubled the bandwidth. Now there are over 200Gb of storage and over …
  4. Easy Way to Speed Up Your Blog

    Have you noticed that Scott Yang's Playground has been quite a bit faster over the last two days? It loads faster, renders faster, and Scott's meaningless muse appears in front of you faster! How did I do it? No. I did not have a secret version of WordPress that can …
  5. DreamHost Promo Code Reloaded

    HostingFu: Exploring DreamHost Promo/Discount Code. Just a plugin on an article I have written early this week. HostingFu was part of my recent addiction which I planned to use to document my web hosting experience (I am on 3 different hosting plans at the moment), and as you can …
  6. Australian or Overseas Web Hosting?

    I wrote this quite a while ago on Whirlpool forum over a debate on Australian verses overseas (usually US-based) web hosting. Thread has since been closed (not my fault :) but I think I will repost my thoughts here, looking at what is the most suitable web hosting solution for Aussies …
  7. 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 …
  8. Subversion Hosting at DreamHost

    Sorry that I have not been blogging here for weeks -- very busy at work which translates very little time coding for my own. I wish I can just write about all the WTF I've enountered at work over the past weeks, trying to make a multi-threaded CORBA-interfaced Python app server …
  9. Effortless WordPress Upgrade

    Woke up this morning, and found WordPress, the software that powers this blog, released a bug fix version 2.0.1. So I logged onto my DreamHost account via SSH, and $ wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz $ tar zxvf latest.tar.gz $ cd wordpress/ $ tar cf - . | (cd ~/scott.yang …
  10. The Dark Side of DreamHost (and Shared Hosting)

    Imagine this. Like a Buffet Restaurant?! You have booked yourself and a couple of friends to this nice seafood buffet restaurant downtown. It has everything -- nice food (and lots of them), good experience, live music, and the best of all -- it is cheap. It costs you only five bucks to …
  11. Moving back and forth

    I am talking about hosting and my Bargain Blog. I moved the site to DreamHost more than 2 months ago, but have decided to move it back to my poor old home server yesterday morning. Problems? There are two. (1) Google (2) DreamHost. The Bargain Blog was geographically targeting Australia …
  12. 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 …
  13. Weekend Yada Yada...

    Stuffs accomplished this weekend. Installing Windows -- our TV broke down due to bad memory, which subsequently ruin the whole box. Got a cheap replacement from eBay two weeks ago, and only had managed to reinstall Windows properly last night. Hopefully that will be the last for this year. Installing Linux …
  14. Moved to DreamHost

    FuCoder.com is now hosted on DreamHost. Using the cheapest hosting plan, but it still provides me far more than I need. 4.8Gb space and 120Gb bandwidth a month. Shell on Debian-based Linux server. Cron job. Etc. It is actually the first time I signed up to a hosting …