DreamHost Review

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DreamHost was there when web hosting was born. Founded in 1996 in California it was DreamHost that was at the front of the .com business boom. In the beginning DreamHost’s target market included business owners, web developers and entrepreneurs. Recently the company has seen how much the everyday person needs an internet presence and has created plans that allow them to create one. While this is true, the focus is still with business and it is small to medium sized businesses that will reap the most benefit with DreamHost.

Hosting Features

Knowing what a company can do for you is important and DreamHost can do a lot so we’ve broken their services down for you.

Technical Features:

  • Unlimited Storage Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Free Domain
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited MySQL 5 Databases
  • Customised Control Panel
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • 100% Guaranteed Uptime
  • 50 GB extra back-up disk storage

Marketing and Bonus Features:

  • 97 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Debian Linux Operating System
  • Drupal and Joomla Compatible
  • CloudFlare Support
  • One Click WordPress Installation
  • Create your own personalised web applications software
  • DreamObjects Cloud
  • Shopping Cart Plugins

Hosting Technology

DreamHost was there at the start and continues to lead the way. C-Panel is a widely used control panel, however DreamHost know they can do better. They have an in-house system that inspired many and continues to do so. It is intuitive and customisable which is ground breaking technology in itself. Having the control to customise the control system had a huge effect on the industry and proved the DreamHost was leading a changing market. With a reputation like that, why would they choose the generic program that they likely inspired?!

For those who are not well acquainted with how online storage works and are worried about taking up too much space, DreamHost technology has you covered. There is a system in place that will let a user know when they’ve taken too much storage space or when there has been more traffic admitted to their site than they paid for. This allows anyone to create a site in a safe environment and makes it easy to see when the website is growing.

While it’s true that most of the world uses Windows, DreamHost acknowledges that there are people who prefer to go off the mainstream track. To this end they have operating systems that allow for Windows and Linux users. If your are keen on the cloud DreamHost will go right there with you too providing an innovative cloud hosting package which is powered by both OpenStack and Ceph.

Plans

Before we even get to the plans it is vital to mention the incredible money back guarantee! Most companies will offer a standard 30 days, which is good, but in that first month you are still finding your feet and getting comfortable on the new platform. DreamHost fully understands this and offers a whopping 97 day money back guarantee. That’s right, three months! If you are not satisfied with their service during this time you will be given a full refund!

As we look at the plans it is important to note that they are all in US Dollars.

The WordPress Compatible Package comes in at $24.95 per month. Shared Hosting packages start at $5.95 per month and offer an amazing number of features even at the lower levels. VPS Plans start at $15 per month and increase to a maximum of $200. The Dedicated Hosting Plans start at $109 per month and climb to $249.

Building With DreamHost

True to the name, building with this company is a dream. Not only will you be creating the perfect website, you’ll also have fun doing so. With such an abundance of options available and control over your work that you’ll find nowhere else DreamHost is the place to build any site! There is no need to fear starting from scratch, a copious array of templates awaits you. Once you’ve gotten the template sorted feel free to choose the website builder that suits your needs.

Once the website is up, that’s it. It’s up forever, unless you remove it of course. But DreamHost is one of the few companies to successfully claim a 100% uptime guarantee. Their data centres are monitored by support technicians and security staff every single second of every day of every month of every year!

If these measures are not enough and for some reason your site does go down, DreamHost will refund affected users one day’s hosting for every hour their site is down. If the worst does happen, which it is extremely unlikely to do, DreamHost still has you covered!

Such extreme care is taken to provide the best service possible so it only makes sense that DreamHost would have customer support of the highest standard too. Turnover times do not exist with DreamHost if you are on the phone asking for help, you will never be rushed off. Their staff will take the time and care for you and your site to the fullest extent. This can lead to waiting for your turn on the phone, but once you’re in, you’ll forget all about it. The staff genuinely care about every person the meet on the other end of the line.

Email and live chat are open 24/7 so you’ll always be able to get to someone if you need to. However the FAQ page is extensive and the customer run forums are a wealth of knowledge.

DreamHost

If you desire 100% uptime and customer support like no other DreamHost is for you. Their services are outstanding and so they should be! After all this is the company that was there at the start, it makes sense that they are still leading the way. DreamHost, build our dream website today.

Average: 4.5

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DreamHost Review on Nov 22, 2015 rated 4.8 of 5
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