[BALUG-Talk] [BALUG-Admin] balug.org DNS review

Todd Hawley celticdm@gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 00:05:05 PDT 2017

On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:48 PM, Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Quoting Todd Hawley (celticdm@gmail.com):
> > Good point and most times that would be true. However, I've run into a
> > couple folk who have more than one site hosted there and move other
> > sites there "because they provide good service." In other words, they
> > provide better service to users who have multiple accounts there than
> > to those who only have one.
> Very plausible.  And/or those other users may have bought a higher grade
> of service costing more money.

Not sure if DH offers that but who knows.

> Also, to be fair, a number of major hosting service such as Bluehost
> (don't know wbout Dreamhost) based their reputations on specifically
> hosting of Wordpress Web sites on shared hosts -- with other services
> like SMTP / mailing lists being (in the opinion of outside commenters)
> afterthoughts that are poorly run.

I used to maintain a site that ran WordPress, we migrated it to DH and they
they could only run WP if our URL included the Dreamhost name in the URL.
It made
for a very clunky and LONG URL to say the least. So yeah DH will run a WP
site but
only (at least at the time) if you gave "free advertising" to DH in the
form of an extra
long URL.

> This would be consistent with what most modern Internet-hosting
> customers mean when they say 'site'.
> Worpress is a vast and security-problematic blogging (etc.) engine
> written in the security-problematic PHP language, so there's quite a
> market niche describable as 'company that takes care of innumerable
> security meltdowns and other nuisances so you can use a cruddy Web app
> without devoting your life to it'.  If a customer sees that as the most
> important thing a hosting company can do, then from that perspective a
> company whose SMTP / mailing list operations suck rocks might be utterly
> excellent.

Aha! I wondered why WP had so many security issues. Although from what
I'd heard PHP was a nice scripting language and easy to learn. I had no idea
it was prone to security issues.

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