DreamhostThis website, and most of the others that I run, are now happily sitting on Dreamhost servers.

I’ve been using them since February, and they’ve been great so far. It took me a while to get the Windows hosting paradigm out of my head, and I haven’t looked back. I’ve used their support via email a couple of times and their response has been timely and helpful (both things were my mistake – ho hum).

This blog, for example, was installed with just a couple of clicks using Dreamhost‘s “one click installer”. When a new version of WordPress is released, I can just click the “update” button, and hey presto, my blog is backed up and WordPress is updated.

Other one click installs on Dreamhost:

PHP4 or 5:
WordPress Weblog (v2.0.5) – wordpress.org
phpBB Forum (v2.0.21) – phpbb.com
Gallery Image Album (v2.1.2) – gallery.menalto.com
ZenCart Store (v1.3.6) – zencart.com
Joomla (Mambo) CMS (v1.0.11) – joomla.org

PHP5 only:
activeCollab Collaboration (v0.6) – activecollab.com
MediaWiki Wiki (v1.8.2) – wikipedia.sourceforge.net

PHP4 only:
Advanced Poll (v2.03) – proxy2.de
WebCalendar Calendar (v1.0.4) – k5n.us

Not to mention more bandwidth and diskspace than you can eat, with multiple and true sub-domains to boot. And it all seems to run fast enough for me.

If you use the code TOM50 you’ll get $50 off any plan (and I get a referral!) 🙂