DreamHost Sets The Bar For Corporate Blogging

I’ve seen this blog entry from DreamHost (my web hosting provider) referenced a few times on the network. I finally got a chance this morning to sit down and read it. I have to say, I’m impressed with both the honesty and the transparency that DreamHost provides to their customers.

I’ve been a DreamHost customer since 2001. I’ve had only a few issues during this time, all of which were resolved in timely manner by their friendly staff. The last three weeks for them sounds like they were pretty challenging, but to see a blog entry detailing every event is an extremely refreshing thing.

Wouldn’t it be great if every company were this honest with their customers? I know I get pretty frustrated when I know that the site is unavailable (you know, because of all the indispensable value it provides to you, the reader ;)), but actually hearing an honest account of what happened rather than vague excuses or blame just increases my loyalty as a customer.

Good job DreamHost! Keep up the great work. This is just one of many reasons I’ve been here so long.

Dreamhost Now Providing One-Click Subversion Support

My web hosting provider DreamHost has added Subversion to its list of software available through its one click installations. The service provides Subversion running under Apache.

If your looking for a Subversion provider, DreamHost might be it for you. Their prices are pretty reasonable. I’ve been with them since 2001 and have no complaints whatsoever. Excellent service and you can admin things quite easily through their control panel.

If you want to check them out, hit the DreamHost link on the right to tell them I sent you. 😉

DreamHost Blog – Power Outage Update

Apparently there was a power outage in L.A. that took the site down yesterday. You can get details on the effects it had on my provider in the DreamHost blog at DreamHost Blog – Power Outage Update.

The outage was apparently caused by workers accidentally slicing several power lines.

Whatever the cause, the folks at DreamHost, after an apparently very long night, now have everything back up.