Dreamhost

95 user reviews

Founded in 1996 in Claremont, California, now based in Los Angeles and led by Simon Anderson, Dreamhost offers open source, customer orientated Cloud based Solutions, Domain Name Registry and Web Hosting. Dream Host’s branded ‘Dream Servers’ offer hardware storage solutions with optimized hosting and domain products for websites in the form of Shared Hosting, Managed Wordpress hosting and more advanced solutions like VPS and Dedicated server hosting. Dreamhost also allows adult hosting. These products are designed to meet a wide variety of needs for all areas of web and file hosting. Built to be scalable, Dream Host’s solid state VPS solutions and Dedicated server options offer secure and efficient storage solutions. The firm also offers Public Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage. Dream Compute is the firm’s public service while Dream Objects is their scalable, developer orientated service. Dream Host offers unique and customizable solutions for entrepreneurs and developers.

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95 user reviews

“They've gone from Hero to Zero in the space of a year.”
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I've used dreamhost for almost 8 years now. Over the last few I've been running large sites on multiple VPS. We've had three periods of significant downtime in the last 12 months, two lasting over 24 hours. One was because of the DDOS attack on DH; so we can write that one off. The other two were due to mistakes Show more

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“Used to be the best, hope they get back to that level”
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I've been loyal to Dream Host throughout all my business websites in the past 6 years. They were always on point, used to be the best host you can find. Lately it's been getting sketchy, especially in the support department. Whatever issue I would have for the past few months, the support couldn't resolve it, or I simply could not Show more

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“Very Frustrating!”
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Dreamhost has very poor and slow customer support, especially if you're locked out of your account or need to re-set your password. There is no way to reach customer support without filling out a lengthy form, then submitting your request -- at which point, the browser window gets hung up in an endless loop. There's no other way to reach Show more

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“Awful. ”
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What hosting company updates VPS software in the middle of the day. Had to pull a client because of their stupid stupid 1 1/2 hour outage in the middle of the day.
No refunds being offered. Probably will have to sue. Definitely not recommending them again.

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“DreamHost has been the host I've been looking for all these years.”
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There's so little I have to complain about these guys — they're almost perfect.

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“Why on frigging hell Dreamhost updates my VPS on Monday's peak hours? ”
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WHY?

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“Amazing”
Reviewed

I've been with Dreamhost since July 2006 and I could never ever imagine going anywhere else. The service itself has been amazing, and the customer service has been even better. They were my third web host in four years, but 12 years later -- I would only leave it they closed their doors.

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“I am severely disappointed in Dreamhost”
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Let the record show that I've been with Dreamhost for 13 years. Their recent shift to be totally dependent upon the panel interface has screwed me over. For some reason, I am locked out of my account and I can't reset my password. Even worst, the "Contact Us" form will not accept any input...even as a new customer! So there Show more

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“Exceeded my expectations - Great host!”
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I checked out many online reviews for lots of web hosts before I decided to go with DreamHost. Didn't regret my decision for one second. They've even exceeded my expectations. Support is very helpful and they've got a friendly attitude. Using the service itself is easy and what's most important for me - it's very affordable.

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“The worst experience”
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Site down for hours and nobody answers in chat and mail

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Dreamhost features

  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 24/7 Support
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Fast SSD
  • Free Domain
  • Regular Backups
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Unmetered Space
  • 1 Click Script Installs
  • Add-on Domains
  • Blogs
  • Content Management Systems
  • Free Website Templates
  • FTP Access
  • IMAP / Pop 3
  • Optional Dedicated IP Address
  • Parked Domains
  • Secure Shell (SSH) Access
  • SPAM Protection
  • Subdomains
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Web File Manager
  • Webmail
  • Email ticket support
  • Live Chat
  • 24x7 hour video surveillance
  • 24x7 on-site network operations staff
  • Advanced Fire Detection
  • HVAC temperature control systems
  • Redundant Network
  • Redundant Power
  • Cheque
  • Credit Card
  • Paypal
  • CGI
  • CPAN
  • Cron Job Scheduling
  • Curl
  • Custom PHP.ini
  • Fast CGI
  • GD Library
  • ImageMagick
  • MySQL Databases
  • Perl
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 7
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python
  • Ruby on Rails
  • cPanel
  • WHM
  • Free SSL Certificate

  • Adult Web Hosting Allowed
  • CDN Ready
  • Fast Caching Technology
  • Host Multiple Sites
  • Managed Wordpress Hosting

Official description provided by Dreamhost

The year was 1997. The scene was a college dorm room. Four friends with a love of technology, open-source software, and a strong desire to help people get online banded together to create DreamHost. Built on open-source technology with a commitment to customer success, DreamHost provides domain registration, web hosting and cloud services to 1.5 million sites, blogs and applications, and supports over 400,000 web designers, developers, content creators, small businesses and entrepreneurs with the power of the Open Web.

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