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e-Commerce websites growing in popularity

The following is a post by guest blogger Kim Terca.Kim is a tech analyst and DreamHost consultant. This won’t come as much of a surprise to DreamHost users, but e-commerce sales are on the rise. (Hey, that’s why you have a...

An Intro to Platform as a Service

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS, not to be confused with the easter egg people, PAAS), what distinguishes them...

Dissecting web site attacks: What you should know.

The Internet has become a money making machine for many people. We’re really happy to see this as it’s allowed many of our customers to become successful. A customer with a successful web business is bound to be a...

Long time hoster, first time caller.

As a company, one of the largest expenses we’ve got is payroll. And the largest team within the company? Technical support. Faced with those two facts it’s easy to see why so many hosting companies choose to...

OSCon! Oh, it’s ON.

Next week we’ll be attending the Open Source convention by which all others are measured: O’Reilly’s OSCON 2011. The OSCON schedule is extensive and, quite frankly, a little overwhelming! DreamHost’s...

Kernel vs FUSE

Not too long ago the almighty keeper of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, referred to FUSE (File System in Userspace) implementations as “toys”. Read his comments and you’ll see – he doesn’t pull...