The Pros and Cons of Webhosting: Dreamhost
Dreamhost will be my third hosting company but don’t get me wrong here, I’m not leaving Media Temple for Dreamhost. It just so happen that my co-blogger Jehz, shared a very valuable info on how to get a 2 year free of webhosting plus domain via Dreamhost. I saw this opportunity after reading it on my Google reader and wasted no time to sign-up for Dreamhost. After 10 minutes, I already have a savings of $204. Yebah!
Now what am I gonna do with my new hosting? I don’t know yet. But for those people who would like to know on how you can avail the promo of Dreamhost, I suggest to read the blog’s of Jehz and Miguel and be a subscriber of them too.
Dreamhost – Webhosting.
Dreamhost has been online for I would say 10 years already and the growth that they have had was simply remarkable. I had an opportunity before to sign-up for Dreamhost instead of Bluehost but I did not pushed through. It was simply because of pure bad timing when the news broke out. Those were the times when Dreamhost mistakenly bills customers for multiple years coupled with numerous downtimes from known blogs before. That’s the reason my friend why I ended up with Bluehost.
But what really is with Dreamhost that makes people sign-up despite of those negativity against them?
The usual shared hosting feature:
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited domains
- Unlimited storage
- Free Domain
- Free domain Whois privacy
Dreamhost’s Good Side: The Pros.
- Known to have a lot of promos, coupons and discounts. This I believe has been their trademark. I have yet to know a webhosting company that offers special discount for webhosting almost every month.
- One click installers including WordPress. This I would say is a must.
- Phone support is great if you live in the US.
- You can re-sell server space. You can set up websites for your customers and charge them for the hosting that you purchase from Dreamhost.
- Competitive pricing.
Dreamhost’s Good Side: The Cons.
- No chat support. I still don’t like the email ticketing system. That’s my take.
- Prone to downtimes. This could be in relation to the shear number of promos and discounts that they offer. Maybe they can’t handle the volume?
- Custom control panel. I’m just used to using Cpanel which I really found newbie-friendly.
Blogging wise? I would say that Dreamhost could be a good choice but if you intend to run a business, get probably a VPS or a dedicated server.
To know more about Dreamhost, visit http://www.dreamhost.com.