Dream Host review31 user reviews, 0 support responses, 1 testimonial, 29 products, 1 promotion, 5 social accounts, 1137454 domains, 924652 hosted, Alexa #7622, listed 2005 (#617)
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I have been with them since 2008 and very few problems! When there is a problem they work quickly to resolve it and keep your sites up. Wished they were cheaper and that is the only negative thing I have to say about them.
We've decided to return to Dreamhost after a very bad experience with another webhosting company. I think leaving dreamhost was the worst decision i've ever made; i like their approach and i've always been able to solve my issues in cooperation with their highly trained support team.
Their control panel is very easy to use; everything is explained in detail so every customer, even a beginner, can setup his own website in no-time.
They have high quality servers; to my opinion they dont oversell and the response times are great to. There is almost no downtime and when something gets down it gets solved within a couple of hours.
So my conclusion is: if you are looking for a reliable webhost to start your own website quickly and easily at a fair price; Dreamhost is your place to be!
About Dream HostThe 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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Since 1997, our customer count has grown to over 400,000, spanning throughout 100+ countries.
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DreamHost proudly hosts over 1.5 million websites, WordPress blogs, and applications.
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I've been a client of Dreamhost for over 4 years now, and I have nothing but compliments to give to their hosting services. I've started with a single blog on a shared host, and since then, I've grown to host multiple sites on both shared servers and virtual private servers, for myself, my company and many different clients. Dreamhost has been able to scale flawlessly to accomodate my growing needs, while keeping my costs under control, and I am confident that it will continue to do so for many years to come. Kudos, Dreamhost!
Pricing is okay if you don't expect much in return.
Didn't experience any downtimes.
Control panel was quite okay.
Instead of FAQ or knowledge base we found wikis, descriptions there often were of little help.
We didn't really get any (quick) support aside from the user forum.
No recommendation from us. We moved with 6 websites.
I am a full time web developer myself and trying to ask for help to alter some settings in php.ini file. I've followed every step in their WIKI documentation, which seems to be very helpful and they are knowing what to do.
But my site gone down, so i submitted a support ticket as a matter of urgency and this is what i've got back:
I'm terribly sorry but we do not provide technical assistance for custom
What you can do is request for assistance from our fellow Dreamhost
customers, who has gotten this to work. Our forum is located here:
DreamHost Support Team + email@example.com
Earn over $97 for each referral: http://www.dreamhost.com/rewards.html
To continue this support case, just reply to this email.
Open a new case at: https://panel.dreamhost.com/?tab=support
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Absolutely NOT recommended, even with a small budget you can find better uptime services elsewhere.
Dreamhost is the worst hosting company I have ever dealt with. I'm responsible for number of websites and by mistake I choose Dreamhost for the newest client (askdivine.com)!
They have disabled my website which is only two weeks old, and it is offline for well over 24hrs because of a security threat!
Apparently a phishing page was uploaded to the account. After removing the threat they also have disabled the website, which was absolutely unnecessary!
Their excuse was that the old versions of WordPress, PHPBB, etc. are the common causes for this sort of thing, the irony is that I have never used any of them!
Anyway, I went through the files and told them everything is OK and 10 hrs later came up with a new excuse that our web software itself is the threat and we need to update Joomla. According to [read more...]
The price wise and the control panel is are ok, but the tech support sucks! The usual response time is between 10 to 12 hrs – and still they have no clues about anything!
I think the company runs by a bunch of school kids since when a problem rises they are running around confused like a headless chickens! I have heard excuses for their incompetency beyond comprehension!
It should be renamed as NightmareHost!
As per some of the "crazy" comments here about them being white supremacists and other bizarre accusations? Believe it if you will but think of the great Onion news story, "Local idiot to post comment on Internet".
Did you ever want to use a hosting company and have it just, work? That's not Dream Host. Dream Host is known as Dream Disgrace. Possibly the worst hosting company on the face of this earth.
If you research this site you will see their affiliation with New Dream Network.
New Dream is even collecting money for The Civic Platform here:
If you are ok with supporting neo-nazi's / white supremacists then you've picked the right webhost.
call when there is a problem and I find it to be a HUGE problem when they
start charging me for things they shouldn't charge me for. They made
several erroneous charges and they fixed two of them, but they are
refusing to fix a $190 problem and have my (2) domains held hostage unless
I pay them $260! What!!!??? And again... nobody to talk to.
It's a good thing these are the ones I'm building, not the ones I rely
heavily on every day. I was dangerously close to that I couldn't imagine
if that were the case. They are not worth the risk. There are several
others that have phone number and professional customer services that will
help you. These guys only have email and though they reply, they don't
actually answer any of your questions and concerns. It's totally
My review ABSOLUTELY NEGATIVE!!! STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unless you have a site you don't much care for, I can't recommend this place.
Firstly dreamhost is slow !!!
i try close my account but they dont close , because they want free domain price , opps...
They say everywhere giving free domain , dont trust , if try close the account , they take 9.95$ for free domain , how is free? they say lie...
Dont buy dreamhost for your mind health...
I've never been ignored if I've had to contact customer service or support. Sometimes my sites are a tad slow, but thats shared hosting for you. If I wanted blazing fast sites, I'd loosen up the wallet and pay for dedicated hosting. DH's shared hosting is plenty fast enough. Very happy customer here. Features are great, one click installs of well known web-apps like phpbb/joomla. Custom control panel makes it very easy to administer your sites.
With over 10 years of being on the net, this is by far the best host I've ever had.
Also, there's NO REFUND especially on renewal, even you cancel on the same day of your renewal like. This is the exact response from dreamhost.com: "we only offer refunds within the first 97 days of service with us. It has been 369 days since you signed up with us, and we can not issue a refund to your card in this case. I apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused. "
Obviously, they want to steal the money. If you were me, stay away, go to lunarpages or something where they would refund your money within 30days even on renewal.
First off, tt is advisable to sign up for the site with one of the many available coupons, which allows you to save some serious money on your first bill. Without this, the prices won't be nearly as attractive.
Their basic plan already offers 20 GB of Webspace, a traffic limit of 1000GB, plus lots of neat goodies such as a personal Subversion server, Quicktime Streaming support, free domain registration for a year, unlimited domains and sub-domains, the list goes on. The advanced plans add on top of that. Check out their site for the details.
Overall, I am quite content so far. On the one occasion that I needed it, support feedback has been quick. The panel, while it is not CPanel, is still easy to use and offers all crucial features decently organized.
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