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If you have had been looking for your dream website hosting packages, then DreamHost is a great option for you. DreamHost is been around for 14 years and is celebrating their 14th year of hosting and domain registration services in April, 2012. It is a reliable name when it comes to hosting as it offers great packages in the industry. Here is a full review of it:

Although they do not emphasize on their green going policies, the company has managed to secure several compliances and awards for being a green company e.g. EPA.

Website: www.dreamhost.com

Established: 1998

Services: Linux Based (Mac and Windows not offered) hosting/domain registration for small and large businesses

Pricing plans: Prices, are not cheap. Their shared hosting package starts form $8.95 with unlimited email accounts, unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited FTP accounts as compared to $3.95 of WebHosting Hub.

Hosting packages and plans: The website hosting packages are suitable for various individuals. You can opt for their shared hosting, which is very popular, the VPS hosting and the dedicated hosting, which is for large businesses with high loads of traffic and disk space. All of the plans suit perfectly for the individual and companies. Some of the benefits are:

  • Unlimited data storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited emails
  • Unlimited MySQL databases

The VPS and dedicated plans are different from what others offer. VPS hosting has the same unlimited bandwidth and disk storage space, however comes with the memory option. For example you can opt from a series of RAMs to be used for your website, including 300 MB to 4 GB, starting from $15 to $200 per month.

With just $99 you get 2 GB RAM, 500 GB hard disk space, and dual processor based dedicated website hosting, which is however still expensive as compared to others that normally charge around $70 for their starter dedicated hosting plans.

Control Panel: Control Panel till date offered is only cPanel, which is a Linux based version of monitoring your site remotely.

Features: DreamHost is bundled with various features that make it a “dream come true” type of a company where customers can look up to get their websites published and marketed. Here are some common features that they are showcasing on their website, with easy click installation of several CMS platforms and programming languages:

  • WordPress
  • Joomla!
  • PHPNuke
  • Galleries2
  • Magento
  • Drupal
  • CSS
  • PHP, PHPNuke, HTML5, JavaScript and several other languages
  • Unlimited FTP accounts
  • Free web statistics, website builder and e-commerce tools

No incentives for advertising credits are offered, unlike other competitors.

Customer Support: Customer support is not professional. If you get to chat with one of their reps, you could face slow response times and time lags in solving your problems, which is really irritating. And they do not have any call-in support, although you can request call-out. But they would only call you back if you are in the United States. International customers are basically shown the f*nger

Pros:

  • Unlimited FTP accounts
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Free domain name for life
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • One click easy installation of various blogging platforms
  • Support for several programming languages
  • 99.99% server uptime guarantee
  • Green hosting
  • 2 week free trial
  • 97 day moneyback gurantee

Cons:

  • No advertising credits
  • Very expensive as compared to other leading companies
  • No phone number to call
  • Customer support not very responsive in nature

Conclusion – Should you buy it?

DreamHost is the dream place for all of your website designing, domain registration and hosting needs. It is a good choice for quality oriented services. However if you want simple shared hosting services that are cheaper than the ones offered by DreamHost, then this company would not be a feasible option for you. Other than that, it offers great VPS and dedicated solutions for website hosting. The fact that it offers 97 day money back guarantee is one of the highest time period of any guarantees that we ever found for any hosting company alongside a free 2 week trial.

 

 

Office:

DreamHost
PMB #257
417 Associated Rd.
Brea, CA 92821
USA

One Comment

  1. I’ve been with Dreamhost since 2008. Great technical features and great CS support. I recently just purchased a Blue Moon 8 dedicated server and am excited with continuing with Dreamhost.

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