The Sad DreamHost Apps Bodybag Team

Posted In Webhosting, WordPress - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Friday, March 2nd, 2012 With 0 Comments

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I hosted my first website with DreamHost Apps  before buying their full fledged shared hosting package. Dream Host Apps has always been free with an awesome panel to click most popular CMSs in just one click.

I even wrote an article to get a website up and running in just Rs 50+

Today when I opened my mailbox and saw an email stating DreamHost Apps is closing down, it was nostalgic for me. This has been a great service by DreamHost for beginners to learn wordpress and other cms on their own domains.

Don’t worry DreamHost Apps, you have done more than enough.

Hi, Nitin Kumar!

First off, thanks for being a user of DreamHost Apps.

All of us behind DreamHost Apps are entirely grateful for the friendship and compassion you’ve shown it over the years. You’ve been a true friend.

It is with a heavy heart that we must now inform you – DreamHost Apps is being “end-of-lifed” as of Monday, March 19th.

The truth is that we’ve not been able to focus as much of our energies on DreamHost Apps as we would have liked – DreamHost itself keeps us mighty busy.

It would also seem that free app hosting services are enormous targets for abuse from users worldwide. Dealing with those types of issues has taken up an inordinate amount of our time – and that’s time that would be better spent by our staff improving the overall DreamHost experience.

We want to make it up to you. If you’d consider upgrading your free DreamHost Apps account to a paid DreamHost shared web hosting account, we’d be happy to hook you up with discounted pricing.

You can…

Sign up for shared web hosting at $10.95 per month and not only will we waive our $49.95 setup fee, but we’ll also include an additional domain registration (for a total of two!) that will remain free for as long as you keep your account active.

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Prepay for a year of shared web hosting and we’ll waive the setup fee, lower your first year’s monthly rate to $5.95, AND we’ll also include an additional domain registration (for a total of two!) that will remain free for as long as you keep your account active.

If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, simply visit your DreamHost Apps management panel and click the “Upgrade Hosting” link – you’ll be able to select an offer and get your account upgraded in no time.

DreamHost Apps users that migrate to DreamHost will see no loss in data – your account will be upgraded within a matter of seconds, and the contents of your sites will remain intact with zero downtime.

We realize this upgrade offer won’t appeal to everyone. Going from $0 to $anything is never an easy decision. If you’d rather not start paying for the hosting of your web apps, we can certainly understand.

DreamHost Apps, and all user data stored within, will no longer be accessible after 11am on Monday, March 19th.

If you would like to retrieve copies of your data prior to the shutdown you can do that now! Simply navigate to the “Your Apps” section of the management panel linked above, click to expand any of your domains or subdomains, and click the “Backup” button for each of your apps. We’ll then send you an archive of your site’s contents.

If you’ve got questions about any of this, please reply to this email and our support team will be happy to assist you in any way possible.

In lieu of flowers we request that you please make a donation to your favorite charity.

– The Sad DreamHost Apps Bodybag Team