Stop by to register, and to grab a bite to eat before the sessions start!
Our CEO, Simon Anderson, opens up the conference with a quick rundown of what's in store for you. You'll not wanna miss it!
An introductory overview of DreamObjects and how it can be useful. Learn the differences between object storage and traditional storage and the advantages of each. You’ll also learn the basics of permissions, sharing, and interacting with objects.
Curious about cloud computing? Well, this session is for you! We'll introduce you to DreamCompute, our awesome cloud computing platform for developers. You'll learn about creating and destroying virtual servers, keeping them secure with security groups and virtual networking, and leveraging the powerful storage system to create and snapshot giant virtual hard drives. The sky is the limit!
You've got a site and you want it to be fast. Learn what a CDN is and what makes DreamSpeed unique. Find out what content is best suited for a CDN and how to configure it. And find out how we've simplified the process by integrating it with DreamObjects.
Welcome to DreamHost! Whether you're just starting out or are making a transitioning from an old host to us: ask not what you can do for DreamHost, but what DreamHost can do for you! Find out how OUR infrastructure will help YOU succeed on the net!
Earn completely free hosting — or even get a check every month — just for referring your friends, family, and colleagues to DreamHost. You're already enrolled in this program — learn how to make it work for you!
We will describe the differences from shared hosting to VPS/Dedicated and the advantages that you gain when making the upgrade. When is it the right time to upgrade to such a service?
Whether you're thinking of designing a new website, or polishing up an existing one, I've gotta handful of a design tips that will help move users through your website with ease.
Running a website is a privilege — and a responsibility. There's a lot of malicious people out there who would love nothing more than to take you down for the fun of it. We'll learn some best practicies for keeping your DreamHost account (and your websites' data) safe and secure.
When we're moving at internet speed, tools and processes change almost overnight. I want to talk to you about some of the things I've been doing to design better and sell my work easier. The web is ours, let's make it awesome.
Stop me if you've heard this one: "I'd use WordPress, but I need more than just a blog!" How about running a store, or a Facebook type site for your table top gaming group? Guess what. I've done ALL of that on WordPress, and so can you. But the first step to making all those wonderful things is understanding what WordPress is and what it isn't and a little bit of why it does things the way it does. As one of the resident WordPress Gurus of DreamHost, I'll give you a history lesson and explain both how to find themes and plugins AND why we have things like 'custom post types' and 'post formats' and what the difference is.
Learn the basic techniques that our technical support team uses to troubleshoot WordPress and learn how to perform them on your own. Be prepared to get up close and personal with your WordPress sites!
Think you need a plugin to be secure? Think again. The best way to secure WordPress is to think. I proudly tout using no security plugins at all on my sites and while it's not the only way around the bend, there are things we do here at DreamHost to make that possible. I'll tell you about the plugins out there, which ones I would use and which ones not AND why. And along the way we'll get the best tips and tricks to making WordPress safe as a house.
Jason Nazar is an active tech entrepreneur, investor, and writer. He was the co-founder and CEO of Docstoc (Acquired by INTUIT), the premier content site to start, grow and manage small businesses, and he's joining us for a special guest keynote presentation. You'll not wanna miss it!
Seriously. Show up, throw it all at us, and we'll do our best to answer 'em all.
Do you have a great idea for an app? I bet you'll need access to DreamObjects for limitless, easy-to use storage! In this session, you'll learn how to take advantage of the DreamObjects API to store, secure, and distribute all of the data for you app. Bring your programmer hat!
With built-in redundancy and resiliency, DreamObjects is great for back ups. Offsite backups are important to keep your data safe. Whether it's your home computer or your WordPress sites, there's an easy way to back it up to DreamObjects for safekeeping.
Using DreamHost's services to get your application online is just the beginning. What if your app gets posted to Reddit, blows up on the Twitterverse, or is featured on Oprah's list of her favorite things? Good news, everyone! DreamCompute is an amazing cloud computing platform that can help you scale your application up and out as you grow. We'll learn about horizontal and vertical scaling, leveraging floating IP addresses, making use of popular open source load balancers, and more!
MySQL! That often-times mysterious black box that makes our website dreams a reality, or a nightmare when a typo or missed index makes everything come to a screeching halt. We will explore how to get some more specific information about what is happening to cause slowness or downtime, and cover some indexing basics. All work will be done with common linux command line tools and the mysql command line, so fire up that ssh terminal if you want to follow along!
Everyone wants their site to be faster! Find out what YOU can do to speed up your sites on our servers. Learn a variety of tips and tricks that can help your site run more efficiently, more securely, and of course with lower load times.
It's a constant battle for our operations team to maintain the absolute best performance on all of our servers. We'll talk about some of the most common performance issues we face and how you can help avoid them.
Twitter is a game. With bots, followers-for-hire, and solid-gold tweets that don't get engagement, how can you tell if you're winning? We'll focus on the metrics that matter and strategies for growing your follower base.
There are hazards and pitfalls to be avoided in your efforts to publish on the Internet, and some of them are found in copyright and trademark law, and the lawyers scouring the Internet for people to sue! We will discuss the essentials of avoiding these kinds of legal problems, and provide information about the state of such things on the modern web. We will present some important basic information to help you avoid these kinds of problems, present some interesting cases we have encountered with our customer's sites, and provide you with information about our role in such matters with regard to your sites. You will also have a chance to ask questions about best practices with regard to these things.
I'll demonstrate some conversion rate optimization tools that will give you more insight into how your competition advertises and how you can increase your conversion rates to crush them.
A lot has changed in world of WordPress over the past year. We'll explore some of the more significant changes and discuss how they affect you. We'll also take a peek at what's being discussed for the future of WordPress!
In May we released DreamPress 2, a super-charged version of our managed WordPress hosting package. Learn what went into the making of DreamPress 2, how to benchmark your site, and some tips and tricks for keeping your WordPress sites running in top condition!
Learn how moving your images and videos to DreamSpeed CDN can deliver content to your users faster and with less load on your web server with the DreamSpeed CDN WordPress plugin. Part 2 in the DreamSpeed series focuses on the configuration and uses of the DreamSpeed plugin for WordPress.