Dreamhost could probably be the most popular web hosting company out there right now, with their aggressive marketing campaigns via coupon codes, their unlimited webspace and bandwidth, up-to-date server and program software and hardware, and a whole lot more features they have in the table. Add to that their cheap price.
I availed of their geocities promo lately, and got two years free domain and hosting for free.
But here’s the big turn-off. Just lately a notice was posted here saying:
WordPress MU is not allowed to be run on our shared hosting servers. If you intend on running this under your account, you are required to be on a Private Server.
I loved WordPress Mu. I may not have been successful in building a community out of it in the past (ok, just some several failed attempts) but I would like very much to deploy it to some future ventures/projects. And this is a total letdown for dreamhost. I was initially planning to transfer my sites to them after my webhosting expires with Bluehost.
Note, it is not only the wildcard dns that’s prohibited, now they’re totally banning everyone from installing it (WPMU). The software might have been rocking up their servers.
Is this the consequence of overloading your servers with too many users – that one they call overselling? I wonder.
May 15, 2009 at 4:25 am
WP-MU causes HUGE problems on our servers. Also, most people set it up with promiscuous blog creation and spammers take them over creating hundreds of thousands of database tables causing havok for our database backups and the database server in general, not to mention polluting the internet with more cruft.
So, while you may think it sucks that we don’t allow it, think about the problems it creates for us and for our users.