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jiblet
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-22-2003 21:49

Holy cow, if any of you don't have a Dreamhost account yet, now is the day to get it!!!! Dreamhost is offering their strictly business plan which normally costs $80/month for the price of their introductory plan ($10/month). This plan includes an SSL certificate and a Miva Merchant storefront license. Amazing deal! The even more amazing part is you lock in the price forever. Sounds too good to be true, and it is for existing customers like me who can't sign up for it. Frankly, i don't know how they can make money like this.

I hate to be a profiteer, but if you want to thank me for bringing this to your attention, I would be most appreciative of any referrals you could give me... my ID is 'dasil003' which you can enter when you're signing up. Otherwise you can always click the link at the bottom of the page to give a referral to ye olde Doc.

God I wish i could get that deal...

-jiblet

dmstiner
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 09-22-2003 23:45

Wow, I hope they offer an upgrade for us current Dreamhost users

I'm not gonna post my ID since Jiblet posted this but I will say this, Dreamhost rocks! This is an amazing deal, to good to pass up. It is worth $10 a month just to have your own domain to send e-mail from if your a company or an individual.

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 00:26

DAMNIT! I wish I didn't already have an account with them. Bastards.

Raptor
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: AČ, MI, USA
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 09-23-2003 00:53

Gah! Stupid monthly paycheck! I'd so jump on (read: have rampant sex with) this offer right now!

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-23-2003 02:34

I'm not much for asking for favors, but...

Someone with the money on-hand and a credit card willing to get this for me?

I'm working on getting the money together, but it will take a little too long. Also, I don't know anybody with a credit card willing to advance and transact.

I have a 60G Seagate internal IDE that I would like to part ways with for $70. I'll pay S&H.

Also, I've already got a few prospects for some extra money.

If you are willing, especially if you would like to buy my 60G HD, e-mail me ASAP.

~puppy dog eyes~

Then again, I'll understand if this doesn't happen.

edit:
Holy shit. I just found out that I've been sitting on something for years worth well over $500. Finding a buyer for that much shouldn't be a problem. And maybe, just maybe, that will tip the scales in my favor for an Asylumite do-gooder out there.


[This message has been edited by warjournal (edited 09-23-2003).]

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-23-2003 03:36

For a rampant database kinda guy like me...I don't like the fact that dreamhost limits the MySQL queries you can do in a month, plus I've heard some bad things about them from current customers, so I don't think I'll be taking this deal any time soon.

jiblet
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-23-2003 03:45

Hm, curious what bad things you have heard... I've had my email go down for a few hours once in the last year and had my shared server going slow every once in a while but overall top-notch.

-jiblet

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 04:09
quote:
The even more amazing part is you lock in the price forever. Sounds too good to be true


And it certainly is.
Take care, you get what you pay for.
There is no exception to this rule, specially in the webhosting industry.
I am yet to see a webhosting company that can sustain such deals as they promise...



[This message has been edited by viol (edited 09-23-2003).]

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-23-2003 05:29

skaarj: even with poor programming and a rampant database I doubt you could come close to topping their liberal connection/query limit.

viol: I got into a good deal on an account a few years back that was very similar to this one, "locked in" for the life of the account, and I can tell you they haven't welched on it.

I've been with Dreamhost for a while, 3 years? Now I have over 40 domains hosteds there, many accounts, many databases, many tables in em, many mail accounts. Bottom line, it all works, all the time. If you are smart, if you can afford it, and if you can put it to use, you should have no reservations about jumping on this deal.

If there's any negatives to Dreamhost it's that their focus on security and stability leaves you with less than 100% of the toys that are available on the many Red Hat out-of-the-box hosts, not much less, but less. Nothing that's ever thrown a curve that couldn't be worked around.

Not that I'm a salesman for them, just had to counter the speculations.

Jason

silence
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: soon to be "the land down under"
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 09-23-2003 06:31

Warjournal, sounds good to me.

cyoung
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The northeast portion of the 30th star
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 09-23-2003 07:00

Hmm.. just signed up with rackplanet. Think I'll see how things go with them.

jiblet
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-23-2003 15:14

Wow Cyoung, those are amazingly cheap prices. Maybe Dreamhost is running this promo to compete with prices like that.

And Viol, I totally agree. In fact I was a little mad they were doing this because I wasn't sure how it would affect my service that I pay much more for. Nevertheless, my experience with Dreamhost has been so good in the past, and it's hard to imagine a better web admin tool, and every time I've contacted support they've gotten back to me within 2-3 hours, even on non-trivial questions.

My guess is that they just calculated that given the usage patterns they have seen over the past 6 years, they can afford to give a certain number of people this deal and in the end it should just increase their exposure.

-jiblet

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 18:08
quote:
This plan includes an SSL certificate and a Miva Merchant storefront license


Uhmmm, I was taking a closer look at that deal and it _can_ make some sense because it's available only for the next couple of days, or it can even end before.
It seems a good deal, really too good to be true, but maybe they are being serious about it. I have a domain, viol.com, that's not in use - I was using it to run a website here in my own computer but the University doesn't allow this anymore - and maybe I will give it a shot.
I'd like to add that to have SSL certificate one must pay extra 5 dollars a month.

EDIT: uhmm, I see a problem, there is a huge setup fee - $25 - for those that do not want to pay annually, and that's just my case. I really don't like paying one year in advance for a service I don't know, actually for almost any service...

[This message has been edited by viol (edited 09-23-2003).]

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 18:47

just bought it
letz hope things will be fine

jiblet
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-23-2003 19:13

Yeah, back before I had a host I didn't know what to do. Of course it's impossible to tell from a Web site anything about the reliability of a host: what their connection is really like, how is their server load for shared servers, how fast does tech support respond, etc, etc. The worst part is that many web hosts are great until you go over your bandwidth limit at which point they cash in on shady business practices, like what happened to http://www.nosepilot.com/ . So what got me onto Dreamhost was the fact that Doc hosts all his sites there, because I KNOW he's using the bandwidth.

However, I am still very curious about what Skaarjj's buddies have told him in terms of bad reports...

-jiblet

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 20:00
quote:
The worst part is that many web hosts are great until you go over your bandwidth limit at which point they cash in on shady business practices



I believe that there is absolutely no web host co. that would accept losing money with an account for a medium to long period of time. If you pay 9.99 a month and start using the full 40GB monthly bandwidth, I doubt that dreamhost, or any other company, would allow that. They may allow for a short period of time, hoping that it's only temporary, but if you "insist", they will surely "have a talk" with you.

The deal is still good, not because of the "unreal" 40GB bandwidth (this is the most expensive part of the service, in my opinion) but because you get a lot of other stuff that I can hope that they will not care if you really use them to the limit.

Anyway, I would have already signed it but since I only pay monthly, and I don't like paying setup fee, specially at $25 dollars (almost nobody charges for setup fees these days...), I will probably pass (I'm still thinking about it).

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 20:29

viol: i bought it a few hours ago and went thru the whole panel a few 100 times now
it still works fine, no probs.....so its still worth the money....didn't find the catch on it yet

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 20:44

$25 is a huge fee?! I'd gladly pay a $100 setup fee for a $80/mo package reduced to 10$/mo...

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 20:50
quote:
I'd gladly pay a $100 setup fee for a $80/mo package reduced to 10$/mo...


if you really would be ready to spent so much money on it, simply get a new ID, cancel DH and sign up for the business today

jiblet
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-23-2003 21:00

Not allowed to do it if you have had an account within the past 90 days.

As for losing money on the bandwidth, I think it's the same business model as ISPs have used forever, they just make everyone pay for average bandwidth so that the high bandwidth users are subsidized by the low bandwidth users. Statistically it's a pretty reliable business model as long as you have a large user base, which Dreamhost definitely has. Besides, they already give everyone 20GB/month for $10. I think the expensive part of the deal is the security certificate and miva merchant license...

-jiblet

Amerasu
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 21:12

I signed up for it. Thanks jiblet




Amerasu

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 21:14

i know that it is not allowed, but how can the find that out?

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-23-2003 21:32

Alright, alright, alrighty, you rich guys.
I have just signed for it. If everything goes okay, I will stop paying my current webhost. I will pay the exact same amount I pay today, US$ 9.99 a month, but I hope to have some more features to play with.
I hope I don't regret, I hope this doesn't turn into a NightmareHost.
jiblet, your referral was done.

jiblet
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-23-2003 23:21

Well they have all your information online, so if you register as the same person then presumably they know right away. Of course, if you have someone close to you that can be the actual purchaser then you could probably get away with it.

BTW - Thank you viol and amerasu! Much appreciated. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

-jiblet

silence
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: soon to be "the land down under"
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 09-24-2003 00:46

Signed up yesterday, and I'm pretty pleased with the service so far.

I think I'll mostly use the shell accounts though, and a small slice of the bandwidth for a personal page. The setup fee isn't too bad, and I can handle the $10/mo. without too much of a problem.

We'll see if anything fishy turns up, but I'm happy with it. But, as always, caveat emptor.

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 09-24-2003 02:46

BTW, if anyone wants to use someone besides jiblet ( ) for their referral my ID is synax



axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 09-24-2003 12:40

OK, i too have read the details and beleive the offer is unmissable, so therefore have signed up myself.

Jiblet, i really appreciate you brining this too our attention and i am sure you will get many referrals, but i think it is only fair to share the referrals around with those that have also signed up in order to help keep their costs down. I hope you dont mind, but i have used SYNAX as my referral.

My referral ID is : " axle " if anyone else wishes to share the referrals.



[This message has been edited by axleclarkeuk (edited 09-25-2003).]

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 09-24-2003 13:42

Thanks axle!

Also something to remember, you get 10% of revenues from each referrel you get, but ALSO you get %5 of revenues from each of your referrals referrals

jiblet
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-24-2003 15:28

Well I only got two so far, but I guess it's only fair to share the love.

-jiblet

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 09-24-2003 18:59

okaaay, www.thespacebetweenus.com is already on dreamhost. Works fast and without problems

dmstiner
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 09-24-2003 19:48

Could this deal get any better? Yeah!

Was helping a friend of mine get signed up yesterday and found out that if you use the free domain registration that comes with this package Dreamhost will keep the domain name renewed for free for life, as long as you stay with them. Wow.



[This message has been edited by dmstiner (edited 09-29-2003).]

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 09-24-2003 21:15

Yeah, mine is also up.

The best site there is, the most beautiful, Flash stuff, lots of javascript material, amazing main homepage, etc... etc...
http://www.viol.com/

See it? Have you seen it? Did you like the background color? If not, it's not my fault!



Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 09-26-2003 00:01

Is this deal still running, i've only just caught this post and I popped over to DH to have a look but couldn't find anything about it???

axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 09-26-2003 00:11

I'm affraid that the promotion was a birthday special and lasted only 3 days, its seems to have been taken down now. Sorry !

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 09-26-2003 00:15

Arr well. It's not like I need the web space or the bandwidth, I was more interested in the Miva merchant feature but if that cost an extra 5/mo then I wouldn't have gotten it anyways.

jiblet
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 09-26-2003 19:15

I'm not totally clear on how the Miva Merchant thing works. I think you get one license for free, plus then you need to get a merchant provider to process payment.

-jiblet

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of a sleepy funk
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-26-2003 23:10

you get a free liscence for miva, which is a storefront/shopping cart. That plan also includes a free geotrust SSL cert. You do indeed need to secure a merchant account and gateway at additional expense to you.

Jason

mas
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 10-12-2003 19:22

dreamhost is getting worse very week
i think they put all the birthday customers on a bad server, since our server has been down 4 times now, but the asylum wasn't.

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 10-13-2003 06:21

Yes, I'm not very happy with it as well. Their FTP sucks.
I'm thinking on asking for a refund before my deadline.

Amerasu
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 10-13-2003 15:47

Another view - I signed up two accounts and they were put on different servers. I haven't had any problems with them yet, nothing has gone wrong or slowed down as far as I can tell.

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