Moved to Dreamhost.com

A couple of days ago, Jeremy wrote that three of his computers gave up on him. I only lost one server this week, which I have maintained for the last couple of years. It died right Google and Sun joined forces! The server was a Cobalt RAQ3, which was Sun’s version of a Linux Web server. It had a nice administration interface to set up the DNS, websites, users, email, but at the same time it was open enough to install more applications like mySql, web mail and offered the full shell experiance. But why run your own server? It’s nice, but for a couple bucks a month, I get a really reliable solution at Dreamhost.com that offers all that I currently need. Almost everything… I still have an Intel server sitting in my bedroom.

7 Responses to “Moved to Dreamhost.com”

  1. Vince Comunale says:

    Hi Dan,

    I just got going with these Yahoo mashups but I’m nowhere in your league for coding expertise. I downloaded your ‘How to build a Maps-Mashup’. The map zooms and can be dragged around but it won’t do the lookups. Yahoo’s examples all worked fine on my computer after I added my assigned ID so I’m writing to ask what the problem could be?

    Thanks, Vince

  2. Dan says:

    Hi Vince,

    It seems like you are missing the proxy. This is an additional .php file that you need to copy to your server. Without it, the request fails. Try create a file called yproxy.php in the same directory as your html page, and put the following in it.

    Another thing you could do is to have a look at the stuff i posted earlier today http://www.theurer.cc/blog/2005/12/15/web-services-json-dump-your-proxy/ which does not need the extra file.

    Does that work for you?

  3. Still doesn’t work!

  4. Wow! I tried JSON and it works great.
    Thanks for your help Dan.

    Vince

  5. Liem says:

    Hi,

    I would appreciate if you could let me know some cheap hosting service that would allow me to do mashup in one of the ways you suggested.

    Thank you very much.

  6. Dan says:

    Hey,

    I am currently host this site at http://dreamhost.com. Yahoo offers webhosting as well at http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/webhosting/. Those are the two I would recommend, but there are a lot of other choises out there that might be better and / or cheaper.

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