DreamHost, my personal favorite in webhosting, is now offering automatic WordPress installation through their control panel. Best of all, it’s not Fantastico (which means, [hopefully] no stupid errors)! The admins over at DreamHost coded this automatic installer themselves and it’s pretty well integrated into their system. From the installation window, you can choose your blog directory or create a new one, and choose an existing MySQL database or create a new one. After that, just hit the button, it’s installed, and your admin password is emailed directly to you.
For those who don’t know, DreamHost is well worth the small amount of $. Just a few short specs:
2 GB disk space
192BG/month bandwidth (yes, that is per-month bandwidth, and it is gigabytes)
Unlimited MySQL databases
Unlimited email support (with avg. 24hr wait time)
All for $19.95/month
Fantastico has been completely flawless for me, ever since it installed WordPress 1.2.1. (Also having the option of installing a number of other scripts).
SurpassHosting is better, by the by. 🙂
Only if you’re looking at disk space. Sure, DreamHost only give you 2 gigs and Surpass gives you 3, but Surpass only gives you 75GB bandwidth, while DreamHost gives you 192. Plus, DreamHost give you a free domain name, Surpass doesn’t.
75GB / 192GB a month ?
Surely figures like that are just the hosts playing stupid numbers ?
If every one of their hosted sites went to 74.99GB in a month, their servers would not cope surely ?
As a tried and true member, DreamHost is the best. They are fast and friendly, and they install cool stuff like this blog system. Besides that, they have a sense of humor that huge hosting companies don’t have. I will grant that, surpass is cheaper for more diskspace, but many of their features seem like hoopla (I mean “Flash Support”–that’s not a feature; visitors web browsers “support” flash)
and dreamhost has a great rewards program:
So you post anonymously, yet leave a referrer link ?
Well, since we appear to be in the habit of posting referral links, take your pick. ^_^
Hey there fellow WPressers…
How easy will it be for me to move my site from Bloghosts to Dreamhost? A friend of mine moved from Bloghosts to Total Choice Hosting (which uses cPanel) and it was an extremely easy process. Will it be fairly easy with Dreamhosts? Or are cPanel to cPanel moves just much easier? I like what I hear about Dreamhosts but I’m wondering if it may just not be worth the hassle (esp. since I am technically-challenged).
It’ll be no problem at all. Just move the files, change wp-config.php to reflect your new MySQL database, and follow the backup/restore tutorial to move your database, then change a few things in the database by following the other two tutorials.
I was hoping you could tell me whether these are essentially the same steps for moving my site to media temple. I actually bought space from them and now i’m thinking about moving to dream host based on this thread (and http://photomatt.net/2004/12/07/wordpress-and-dreamhost/>this). but i may just decide to stay with my new media temple account if it’s not too difficult to install.
let me know what you think.
I’ve been thinking of going with Dreamhost. Their packages are unbelievable and now with their new year specials…
How is their reliability? Have you used their IMAP email?
They are very reliable, but some things are quircky right now because they’re updating/replacing quite a bit of hardware. Their IMAP email is very reliable, but be prepared to see a delivery delay of 30 minutes if you use their anti-spam function.
Just thought I’d pop in and recommend DreamHost as well. Their service is wonderful. And, the WP install is a breeze. Just click a button or two and it’s there.
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