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DreamHost
3.7
(93)
by New Dream Network, LLC
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DreamHost Reviews & Product Details

DreamHost Overview
What is DreamHost?

Dreamhost is an award-winning WordPress host that hosts more than 1.5 million sites for 400,000+ members. They’re recognized for being one of only four web hosts that WordPress endorses, which the company credits to their straightforward one-click installation process. The platform is capable of launching cloud servers quickly and supports a range of apps including Ruby on Rails, MongoDB, and Redis.

Company New Dream Network, LLC
Year founded 1997
Company size 51-200 employees
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
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DreamHost Product Details
Capabilities
API
CLI
Segment
Small Business
Mid Market
Deployment Cloud / SaaS / Web-Based, Desktop Chromebook, Desktop Linux, Desktop Mac, Desktop Windows, Mobile Android, Mobile iPad, Mobile iPhone
Support 24/7 (Live rep), Chat, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support
Training Documentation
Languages English
DreamHost Pros and Cons
Pros
  • 'Plenty of storage space
  • Great for WordPress websites (With free migrations)
  • Unlimited visitors
  • One-click software installation
  • Recommended by WordPress.org
Cons
  • No personal support
  • No industry-standard cPanel support
  • Live chat support can be unreliable
  • Control panel isn’t very intuitive
  • Limited SSD storage
DreamHost Features
Shared Hosting
Dedicated Hosting
VPS Hosting
Storage Limits
Control Panel Integration
E-Commerce Integration
Security Tools
Bandwidth Allowance
CMS Support
File Management
Email Hosting
Web Framework Support
Database Support
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Last updated: May 20, 2024
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93 DreamHost Reviews
3.7 out of 5
Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Jun 07, 2016
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Overall Rating:
1.5
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"Not the best webhosting"
What do you like best about DreamHost?

When I first signed up they had a deal for a lifetime price. Since then the prices have gone up but their service is still just okay.

What do you dislike about DreamHost?

The layout is outdated and not very user friendly, although customer service responds usually within 48 hours, they aren't very helpful and will usually just give you a link to figure it out on your own.

What problems is DreamHost solving and how is that benefiting you?

I have a retail and service based business and am always struggling getting wordpress themes to work smoothly with dreamhost. I constantly have issues that are dreamhost settings related and end up having to wait days to have them fixed.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Feb 20, 2022
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Overall Rating:
0.0
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"DreamHost Disaster"
What do you like best about DreamHost?

Managed WordPress and relatively quick server migration

What do you dislike about DreamHost?

After three years of happy and reliable hosting on Dreampress, changes in Dreamhost's web servers, hosting service, and technical support forced our online business to go elsewhere. It began with unexpected servers crashes which quickly became daily and unresolvable. In about a week we dropped from years of stability to every-day troubleshooting to keep our site online. And with each crash, we learn our server was running out of memory but tech support seemed less specific about the causes or instability. Instead, they chose to up-sell us on a new “Openstack” server deployment, promising better caching and performance -- at the same price. We were thrilled with how fast we were operational on the new 'bionic' server but not happy to discover this upgraded server would actually cost us 35% more annually, that the memory configurations were no different, and ultimately the server crashes would continue. For the next 10 weeks, we meticulously followed Dreamhost's advice to optimize our site build, to employ different caching strategies, to minify, to defer code, to better optimize images, and reduce page loading sizes. We did everything required to get us to an A-rating with GTmetrix but the server crashes continued while Dreamhost offered us no effective assistance with resolving what became a maintenance nightmare. The final straw was learning that DH tech support was aware of a bug in the new servers that prevented some MySQL DBs from restarting after a server crashes. When we migrated our site off of Dreamhost servers, they still hadn't isolated the problems or taken any ownership of them.

What problems is DreamHost solving and how is that benefiting you?

Our intention is to showcase and sell our scientific research equipment like we have been doing for 28 years.

Small Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Mar 11, 2021
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0.0
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"One failure after another, by far the worst hosting ive ever used"
What do you like best about DreamHost?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It;s unreliable, hard to use, and slow.

What do you dislike about DreamHost?

My site has gone down at least a dozen times with dreamhost. And my wordpress sites are slow as molasses. I can't wait to migrate everything off.

What problems is DreamHost solving and how is that benefiting you?

No benefits whatsoever.

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