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Equipped for excellence: Web-hosting firm recognized for setting up clients and employees for success

August 8, 2016

Web-hosting and cloud-services firm DreamHost was recently named a winner of the PCMag Business Choice Award for a third year in a row for providing best-in-class Web-hosting services for business users.

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Opinion: The FCC Zero-Rating Decision Must Follow Open-Door Debate

July 8, 2016

The question of how to evaluate zero-rating practices demands the same open process and wealth of perspectives seen in the Net neutrality debate, DreamHost says.

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ScaleUp Winners: DreamHost

July 1, 2016

DreamHost customer Atmail rapidly scales its business after switching to DreamCompute.

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Newsmakers: Q&A with DreamHost VP of Cloud and Development

June 30, 2016

This Q&A is a must-read if you’re looking at building out an in-house dev team, considering whether to build or buy when it comes to cloud, or wanting an insider’s view on the cloud market over the next 12-18 months.

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Business Choice Awards 2016: Web Hosting

June 27, 2016

DreamHost wins the Business Choice Award for best web hosting service for the third year in a row. Its dominating presence included outstanding scores in overall satisfaction, reliability, and likelihood to recommend.

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Interview With Brett Dunst, Vice President Brand & Community at DreamHost

June 14, 2016

Happy to have you with us Brett, and I’m sure our readers are excited to know more about you and your company!

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Switching to Cloud Storage to Ready Our 80-Year-Old Photography Company for the Future

May 24, 2016

Making DreamHost's offering even more valuable to us was the timing: DreamObjects was announced just as we learned that our previous server for asset delivery didn't conform to the terms of service.

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Behind the Scenes with DreamHost — We Discuss DreamCompute, DreamObjects, & The Performance Impact of Dev-Centric Hosting

May 12, 2016

With an emphasis on open-sourcing and an understanding of developer needs, DreamHost continues to challenge the hosting space.

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Going Public: 4 Tips for Safety and Savings During Your Public Cloud Migration

May 5, 2016

DreamHost's VP of Cloud Jonathan LaCour lays out how to carry out a smooth, safe, and advantageous migration of company data to a public cloud.

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Products of the Week: DreamCompute

April 11, 2016

The new GA release of DreamHost's open source cloud computing platform, DreamCompute, includes hardware-accelerated virtual networking, all-SSD storage, and double the previous performance.

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DreamHost's OpenStack-powered EC2 rival comes out of beta

April 5, 2016

DreamCompute, which combines OpenStack with the Ceph storage system and Dreamhost-incubated Project Astara network orchestration service, is a direct challenger to Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.'

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KiloWatts for Humanity Taps the Power of Clouds

February 10, 2016

KWH began exploring other computing and IT infrastructure options. In July of 2014 it ventured into the cloud. The organization turned to public cloud service DreamCompute (part of DreamHost) to deliver a stable and cost-effective environment.

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DreamHost Knows the Cloud is the Future of Computing

February 1, 2016

If you've been in the hosting arena for awhile, you know DreamHost. What you may know is that they have had these great deals on domains+hosting that may have even reeled you in. But you may not know about the commitment to cloud infrastructure.

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A Closer Look at Web Encryption with DreamHost's Brett Dunst

January 26, 2016

Website Magazine caught up with Brett Dunst, DreamHost's VP of brand and community, to understand the privacy concerns impacting each and every Internet user, Let's Encrypt's importance to site owners and other news that's moving both the Web and DreamHost forward.

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Web Hosting Industry Review

January 21, 2016

DreamHost has launched integrated support for the Let's Encrypt project for its managed hosting customers, the company announced Thursday. Let's Encrypt will provide customers with free end-to-end HTTPS protection with a single-click within the DreamHost control panel.

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BillingServ Guarantees 100 Percent Uptime for Small Businesses Seeking Reliable Cloud-Based Billing Services

January 11, 2016

DreamHost products now used by BillingServ include DreamCompute, the company's OpenStack-powered cloud computing solution, and DreamObjects, a Ceph-based, OpenStack-compatible solution for cloud storage. Through DreamCompute, BillingServ can offer unlimited, scalable virtual cloud servers on-demand as the needs of clients require. DreamObjects provides BillingServ with reliable redundant cloud storage which delivers content via the nearest geographical server and is massively scalable as needed. BillingServ uses these DreamHost solutions throughout the United States and relies upon other OpenStack-based clouds as well, while in Europe it uses services by Amazon EC2.

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A 2016 To-Do List for the OpenStack Board

December 29, 2015

Some OpenStack clouds behave differently than others, even if they support the same set of APIs and run the same code produced by the community. This translates into hurdles for applications to be ported from one OpenStack Powered cloud to another. Things like support for IPv6 or tenant networks need to be known by application developers as much as the list of available guest operating systems.

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The Interoperability Questions Permeating OpenStack Clouds

December 16, 2015

The basic question of interoperability really now boils down to this: should an OpenStack cloud user expect to be able to load a Linux-based image and boot it up? If you're looking for [DreamHost's] opinion, we've already committed to our choice. In our hearts and minds, we are open source and stand for maximizing the openness of options for users, who, of course, should expect nothing less than to be able to use whatever OS best fits their specific needs. But, the question remains open to differing opinions and will certainly be subject to ongoing debate.

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Making a Name for Yourself Online: Auctions, Cybersquatters & Carving Out Your Internet Domain

December 14, 2015

The lesson here is that names are important, valuable and there aren't enough good ones to go around (though new gTLDs certainly will help). Take care in finding your online domain, and may your name be respectable, affordable and memorable for the right reasons.

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PC Mag's Top Consumer Recommended Companies for 2015

December 9, 2015

In the office, employees don't always get a choice of the tech products they use, from computers and phones right down to the networking or cloud services that power your work. In years past, when it comes to tabulating recommendations based on the Net Promoter Scores (NPS) in our Business Choice surveys, we've had entire categories that didn't get a single positive number. Thankfully for some vendors who count on the office market, we have at least one company in each category this year that you, our readers, could recommend—at least a little.

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What 9 Tech Companies Can Teach Us About Great Customer Service

November 23, 2015

I have a few nonprofit websites hosted with Dreamhost. These are free accounts for nonprofits so I would expect my support requests to go to the bottom of the pile. That doesn't happen with Dreamhost. They treat those nonprofits accounts like another other paid account and are responsive to support issues. They even have a sense of humor with their support tickets where users can invite the support rep to "explain things very slowly."

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Happy (Belated) Birthday, OpenStack: You Have Much to Look Forward To

November 23, 2015

Now past the five-year anniversary of OpenStack's creation, the half-decade milestone provides an opportunity to look back on how far the project has come in that time – and to peer thoughtfully into OpenStack's next few years. At present, OpenStack represents the collective efforts of hundreds of companies and an army of developers numbering in the thousands. Their active engagement in continually pushing the project's technical boundaries and implementing new capabilities – demanded by OpenStack operators – has defined its success.

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Open Source Cloud Platforms: OpenStack

November 16, 2015

This report provides updated estimates and a five-year growth forecast for the OpenStack market and three segments: OpenStack Service Providers; OpenStack Products, Distribution and Management; and Cloud Management.

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Kilowatts for Humanity Harnesses the Wind and Sun to Electrify Rural Communities

November 10, 2015

To collect and monitor data from microgrids created across various project locations, KWH uses OpenStack-based DreamCompute, a public cloud computing service provided by DreamHost. As an open source infrastructure-as-a-service platform, DreamCompute enables KWH to create a public cloud and collect and analyze data from their various locations, conveniently overseeing past projects to ensure the microgrids and other components continue to function properly. KWH uses DreamCompute's computing power to run an integrated solution called Graphite, a database and a web application running with Apache2. KWH developed a light TCP application which listens to a port used by the datalogger and sends packets to the database.

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2016 is the Year the Mainstream – and MSPs – Take to the Clouds

November 6, 2015

2016 will be the year when customers of traditional hosting products will start to move their websites and applications to the cloud. Cloud offerings keep maturing, and now there are plenty to choose from (such as DreamCloud) that are simple, inexpensive, and effective. The tools available to users of hosting products are also ready to make use of the simplicity and power of object storage (as opposed to the clunkiness of FTP, for example). 2016 is going to be the year when the mature Internet users will transition to the cloud en masse.

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DreamHost: Dreamy Web Hosting Made Easy (and Affordable)

October 6, 2015

Companies like DreamHost make it incredibly simple to set up beautiful websites.

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MSPs to Play Crucial OpenStack Cloud Role

September 23, 2015

Dreamhost CEO Simon Anderson said the marriage of the single-click deployment model developed by Dreamhost and OpenStack provides MSPs with a way to get into the management of cloud services in a way that shields them from a lot of the complexity of OpenStack.

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OpenStack - Open source transparency among the clouds

September 2, 2015

Jonathan LaCour, VP, Cloud and Development at DreamHost, a global web hosting, domain registrar and cloud services provider, discusses OpenStack from a user perspective

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ViaWest signs DreamHost as anchor tenant in Oregon

August 7, 2015

DreamHost has signed to move into ViaWest's new data center in Brookwood Oregon, making good the operator's need for an anchor tenant.

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OpenStack Turns 5 Years Old

August 5, 2015

We talk with DreamHost CEO and OpenStack Director Simon Anderson about his roles at both organizations.

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ViaWest Signs DreamHost as Anchor Tenant in its Newest Portland Area Data Center

August 4, 2015

ViaWest, a leading provider of hybrid cloud and colocation solutions in North America, announces DreamHost, a top provider of web hosting and cloud services, has selected ViaWest's Brookwood data center in the Portland area to support the company's expanding customer base.

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DreamHost Web Hosting: Editors' Choice

July 7, 2015

DreamHost has a laundry list of features to satisfy your personal- or business-related web hosting needs. The company's shared web hosting plans offer unlimited disk storage, domains, and email accounts. Should you need business-class web hosting muscle, DreamHost's Linux-based dedicated hosting and virtual private server hosting have the resources to handle a highly trafficked site.

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gTLDs Gone Wild – Site Names in the Age of .Unicorns and .Ninjas and What it Means for Businesses

July 3, 2015

As ICANN continues the release of hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and reviews applications for thousands more, the possibilities for new domain names have been thrown wide

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DreamHost Advances Open Source Platform Investments with WordPress, OpenStack

June 24, 2015

A traditional hosting provider in many respects, DreamHost is also a leader in adopting and contributing to open source software projects.

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DreamHost Improves Dedicated Server Performance with Solid State Drives

June 17, 2015

DreamHost announced that it has upgraded the hardware of its dedicated server packages, completing its transition to offer solid state drives with every core DreamHost offering. SSDs and high-core-count CPUSs are now options for DreamHost's fully managed dedicated server customers seeking greater performance.

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DreamPress 2 - DreamHost Launched WordPress-Optimized Hosting

May 30, 2015

With DreamPress, you will enjoy the power of VPS, which is highly optimized for the WordPress platform. DreamPress includes all the notable features of DreamHost hosting and added extra features to make it perfect for hosting.

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What Your Employer Can Learn From Zappos (and These Other Companies) About Workplace Freedom

May 17, 2015

Is your employer transparent? Is there a fair, open dialogue, or do mandates always come from the top? If answering these questions made you grumble, you might want to consider applying for jobs at Zappos, DreamHost, or other companies that just made the 2015 WorldBlu list of most freedom-centered workplaces in the world.

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DreamHost Adds to Shared Hosting Performance with SSD Storage

March 17, 2015

Improving cost and availability of solid-state storage hardware enables DreamHost to greatly improve performance for its shared hosting service.

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DreamHost Report Shows Common Types of Government Requests for Information

March 12, 2015

DreamHost analyzes every single complaint in order to decide whether compliance is necessary. In more than 80% of the cases, they typically are able to reject the data removal request.

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DreamHost Publishes Transparency Report

March 10, 2015

Web hosting provider DreamHost has issued its first ever transparency report to show off how frequently the company did not comply with government requests…‘In other words, we don't freely hand out customer data to anyone to anyone who simply asks for it!' the company said in its report.

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DreamHost Brings SSD to Shared Hosting Plans

March 5, 2015

DreamHost has announced that solid state drives (SSD) are available to provide better speed and performance for its shared hosting customers. Speed differences over legacy SATA drives will be easily seen by DreamHost's WordPress customers.

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How to Succeed in Your OpenStack Deployment

February 20, 2015

Gartner analysts address the most pressing questions about effective planning and implementation of OpenStack.

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