Dreamhost Tips

How to fix “Error Establishing a Database Connection” in Dreamhost

January 30, 2012

After reading the news on Techcrunch that Dreamhost was hacked and passwords need to be changed immediately, I frantically changed all my passwords.  I literally changed all my passwords on Dreamhost for every user account and database user that I have. After changing all my Wordpress database user passwords, I had a nagging feeling that […]

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Godaddy Domain Name Pointing to Dreamhost

January 29, 2012

This tutorial applies to a Domain name purchase from Godaddy, but you are hosting on a 3rd party Webhosting provider.  3rd party web hosting provider such as Dreamhost, Fatcow, Bluehost, Host Gator, 1and1 etc.  You will need to change the NameServer in Godaddy for Godaddy to know where you are hosting your website. If you […]

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What does “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded” Mean?

January 27, 2012

Oh, Ouch.  I hate this error message.  I got this “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded” error message a few times on my other website – CmsMind.com when I was web hosting at a limited bandwidth web hosting in the past. 1.  What does Bandwidth mean? First you must understand what Bandwidth means.  Bandwidth is the monthly allowance of […]

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Difference Between a Domain Name and Webhosting

January 14, 2012

For some this is a confusing concept and below I will go through: What is a Domain Name Where to purchase a Domain Name What is a Webhosting Server Where to purchase a Webhosting service What is a Domain Name Simply speaking, a domain name is a name that you associate your potential website with. […]

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How to Install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost – Chapter 7 – Log into Joomla 1.7 administrator backend

December 12, 2011

Dreamhost is a great Webhosting provider.   Most of my websites are hosted by them.   If you decide to purchase Dreamhost and Install Joomla 1.7, the One Click Installs only Install the Joomla 1.5.  So if you need to install Joomla 1.7 or any later versions, you will need to do it manually.  I’ve created several […]

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How to Install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost – Chapter 6 – Install Joomla 1.7

December 12, 2011

Dreamhost is a great Webhosting provider.   Most of my websites are hosted by them.   If you decide to purchase Dreamhost and Install Joomla 1.7, the One Click Installs only Install the Joomla 1.5.  So if you need to Install Joomla 1.7 or any later versions, you will need to do it manually.  I’ve created several […]

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How to install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost – Chapter 5 – Unzip Joomla 1.7

December 12, 2011

Dreamhost is a great Webhosting provider.   Most of my websites are hosted by them.   If you decide to purchase Dreamhost and Install Joomla 1.7, the One Click Installs only Install the Joomla 1.5.  So if you need to install Joomla 1.7 or any later versions, you will need to do it manually.  I’ve created several […]

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How to Install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost – Chapter 4 – Create DB and DB user on Dreamhost

December 12, 2011

Dreamhost is a great Webhosting provider.   Most of my websites are hosted by them.   If you decide to purchase Dreamhost and Install Joomla 1.7, the One Click Installs only Install the Joomla 1.5.  So if you need to install Joomla 1.7 or any later versions, you will need to do it manually.  I’ve created several […]

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How to Install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost – Chapter 3 – Setup User for SSH Access

December 12, 2011

Dreamhost is a great Webhosting provider.   Most of my websites are hosted by them.   If you decide to purchase Dreamhost and Install Joomla 1.7, the One Click Installs only Install the Joomla 1.5.  So if you need to install Joomla 1.7 or any later versions, you will need to do it manually.   I’ve created […]

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How to install Joomla 1.7 on Dreamhost – Chapter 2 – Login to WebFTP and Upload Joomla 1.7

December 12, 2011

Dreamhost is a great Webhosting provider.   Most of my websites are hosted by them.   If you decide to purchase Dreamhost and Install Joomla 1.7, the One Click Installs only Install the Joomla 1.5.  So if you need to install Joomla 1.7 or any later versions, you will need to do it manually.  I’ve created several […]

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