Dreamhost are great and everything, but it can be quite difficult to make full use of one’s host.
For example. I have more diskspace, so I was thinking of hosting a copy of wikipedia and abusing my near unlimited bandwidth. Not so fast:
pico$ bunzip2 pages_articles.xml.bz2 Killed Connection to dabase.com closed by remote host. Connection to dabase.com closed.
Hmph. Next things I’ve been playing with is Ruby on Rails.
Though I read the Wiki page I am experiencing Application error (Rails) whilst using Fast CGI. It’s a bit odd and somethings work. I know without Fast CGI, development iterations are extremely slow. You’re basically going nowhere without something like Fast CGI.
I almost forgot I work with Java, tomcat, JBoss and other hopeless Enterprise technologies. They need the server to come down to deploy. That’s Web 0.0.
Update: Dreamhost support spotted an error in my database.yml. It’s working! WOOT!
Update: With the help of Aaron Swartz I managed to get a web.py “hello world” working with fastcgi on dreamhost.
Update: Django on DreamHost does work. I missed the part about fcgi.py. Oops.