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DreamHost: hosting review and comments

DreamHost

from $3.95 monthly
8.5

Speed

9.0/10

Uptime

9.0/10

Support

9.0/10

Price

7.0/10

Hosting pros

  • Successfully works since 1997;
  • Hosts over 1.5 million websites;
  • Unlimited SSD storage, MySQL databases and bandwidth;
  • Free SSL-certificates Let's Encrypt;
  • 97 day money-back guarantee;
  • 100% uptime guaranteed;
  • Officially recommended by WordPress.org;
  • 1-Click Instant WordPress Install;
  • Comprehensive knowledge base and collection of guides.

Hosting cons

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Hosting DreamHost

About company

Founded: 1997
Office: USA
Servers: USA
Hosted websites: 1.5 Million
Website: dreamhost.com

Services: shared hosting, WordPress hosting, virtual private servers (VPS/VDS), dedicated servers, website builder, domain registration
Cheapest plan: from $2.59 monthly
Payment methods: credit and debit cards, PayPal, checks, money orders, gift certificates

Free trial:
Money-Back Guarantee: 97 days
Free domains: 1 domain in zones .com, .net, .org, .club or .info when paying for 1 year of hosting
Free website transfer: +
Other bonuses:

Technical parameters of hosting

Servers locations: USA (Ashburn, Virginia and Hillsboro, Oregon)
Control panel: Custom-Built
Free SSL certificates: Let’s Encrypt
Web server: Apache, Nginx
OS: Linux
PHP versions: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Supported technologies: Rails, Python, Perl, Node.js, SSI
Website accelerator: OPcache
SSH access: +
Crontab access: +
DDoS protection:
Dedicated IP address: $
Included bandwidth: Unmetered
Backup: daily
Uptime: 99,99%

Hosting Features

  • Custom-built control panel with user-friendly interface.
  • Optimized servers ensures the best configurations for WordPress-websites.
  • DreamHost Academy, a collection of in-depth guides – from installing a CMS to building an online store.

Shared hosting plans of DreamHost

PlanShared StarterShared UnlimitedDreamPress BasicDreamPress PlusDreamPress Pro
Sites1UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Disk spaceUnlimitedUnlimited30 GB60 GB120 GB
DatabasesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
TrafficUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Monthly visitors--100K300K1M+
Price when paying for 1 year$3.95$6.95$16.95$24.95$71.95

VPS/VDS plans of DreamHost

PlanVPS BasicVPS BusinessVPS ProfessionalVPS Enterprise
Disk space30 GB60 GB120 GB240 GB
RAM1 GB2 GB4 GB8 GB
TrafficUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Price when paying for 1 year$13.75$27.50$55$110

Which plan to choose

Shared Unlimited is the most popular hosting plan of DreamHost. The name speaks for itself. You will receive ability to host unlimited websites, databases, email accounts and SSL certificates.

If you need to host WordPress website with a large number of visitors it is better to choose DreamPress plan. It supports sites up to 1 million monthly visitors.

Quality of customer support of DreamHost

Methods of communication with customer support: Email, live chat, social media

Discounts for hosting DreamHost

Receive 26-47% discount when paying for 1 year of shared hosting.

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