Got an email from Dreamhost this morning. It announced that Dreamhost Personal Backup is retired. The last day of access of the data on my backup account is 2015-7-24.
I was using Dreamhost Personal Backup to backup my website database and sites periodically. The free capacity is 50GB. It was a wonderful place to do the backup with ftp protocol.
Let us look at the email from DreamHost.
We’re writing to tell you that the Personal Backup feature you’ve been using has become too dated to be sustainable, and is being retired. Please note that starting 2015-07-24 Personal Backup will be turned off permanently. If you decide you don’t want to keep your data, no action is necessary.
If you would like to preserve your data, you should download it before 2015-07-24. Instructions for how to do so are available here.
Selfoss programe is very helpful to me. There is also some issues, such as duplicate items.
Anyway, I did the upgrade from 2.4 to v2.6 today.
The upgrade procedures are simple. See following upgrade guide. For me, I just did step 1, 2,3.
1. backup your database and your “data” folder 2. (IMPORTANT: don’t delete the “data” folder) delete all old files and folders excluding the folder “data” 3. upload all new files and folders excluding the data folder (IMPORTANT: also upload the invisible .htaccess files) 4. Rename your folder /data/icons into /data/favicons 5. Delete the files /public/all.css and /public/all.js 6. Clean your browser cache 7. insert your current database connection and your individual configuration in config.ini. Important: we change the config.ini and add new options in newer versions. You have to update the config.ini too.
I am using Dreamhost for more than 7 years. It is not perfect, but trustful.
There are some Pro and Con lists. It is my list below.
Clearity: DreamHost status tells what happen on their network, server, services.
Dreamhost newsletters provide a overall information update every month.
Support Knowledge Wiki, easy to find the answer before to ask the support.
Response time of support ticket is better than my expect.
A lot of program for One-Click-Installation
User friendly Cpanel.
Most important is the price. It is $107.40/year for unlimited space, unlimited Bandwidth, One free domain, etc. Use dreamhost coupon G2SAVING to get ONE MORE FREE DOMAIN.
If you have two Dreamhost ftp account with SSH permission, and you want to transfer the content from account A to Account B, you need following script to do it.
It is simply one line shell command. I save it into a sh file. Schedule to run it every two hours.
Here is the script for you.
Name of Account A: ftp2010
Host name for ftp2010: hosting.mydomain.com
Name of Account B: ftp2011
Host name of ftp2011: hosting.yourdomain.com
The target is to transfer all files under ftp2010 to ftp2011 at hosting.yourdomain.com
The previous post I wrote explain why 500 internal error happen when MovableType publishing.
At the last, I promise that I will tell you how to solve this problem without upgrading your sharing host to VPS.
KEY point: The 120MB memory limit is per user.
If you know that, the answer is simple.
In one Dreamhost account, you can create many, many users. So Create a new user for Movabletype powered blog.
Because my blog is hosted on Dreamhost, the limitation of shared account is always bothering me.
About one or half years ago, any time I rebuild this blog, 500 internal error came out. I have to try a lot of time to rebuild, maybe 10% success.
I have no idea how to solve this problem. Previously I knew Dreamhost has CPU time limit. Later, they remove this limit. But they did have some limitation for shared account.
The following is the response from Dreamhost support.
It’s being killed for requesting an amount of RAM (memory) that puts the
total usage for the account over the limit:
2010-08-05 10:58:17 procwatch2 INFO: Process(pid=28759, name=’mt.cgi’,
uid=davidyin(1659020), tty=None, cpu=49.7, rss=52068.0, vsize=102664.0):
kill for total RAM
That’s from the process monitoring logs. It’s likely the amount of data
it’s needing to do its job isn’t the problem, but your total usage is so
close to the limit, that’s puts it over. In fact, you’ve got more than 10
thousand kills in the logs, so this is not an isolated occurrence. Your
total usage is hitting the RAM limit very often, so it’s possible one or
more of your sites has a bit of high usage, and needs to be addressed to
reduce the occurrence of this. This article may help you track down
what’s using the most memory:
I have a small site hosted on Dreamhost.
Yslow Score with default setting is C, or 77.
Later I do the following optimization to increase it to B, or 89. Based on Yslow v2 test.
The key is to change .htaccess file.
Put following content into .htaccess file on root of the site.