DreamHost: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
DreamHost did not make the best first impression, but this is definitely a case of don’t judge a book by its cover. When I first checked out this site, I was skeptical. I couldn’t find a phone number or a live chat option on the website, but things did improve. With the coupon I used, I got super cheap hosting. The cpanel is packed with one click software to install. Best of all, the speed of the server and uptime was phenomenal. This shared hosting even beat my dedicated server in website load speed. I would definitely recommend DreamHost to anyone looking for WordPress hosting, or hosting for a large forum. These shared servers are powerful!
First Impressions: Not So Sure
The DreamHost website is clean and easy on the eyes. However, it doesn’t seem as if the company offers phone support or live chat. This is a big negative for me. I would much rather live chat then send a support ticket. The other negative with DreamHost is that shared hosting prices are double what most host companies charge. Webpages with information on the company’s other services, like VPS and dedicated hosting, are very vague on the CPU specs. In order to find out this information, you have to email them. The thing I really liked is that DreamHost offers 100% uptime, or at least it is advertised as such.
Ordering: AMAZING DEAL!
Ordering from DreamHost was simple! I got an amazing deal, thanks to a coupon code. I received a free domain name, and 30 dollars off my hosting! I am posting the coupon code below for you to use, which you can only get on this dreamhost review!
Features: Not Bad At All
DreamHost has a custom cpanel that is somewhat user friendly. It might take some time to get used to their control panel but it is packed with great features. They have a large selection of one-click installs. I also discovered that the company does offer live chat, but only through the control panel. So it was encouraging that they actually do offer live chat support, just not for pre-sale questions. In addition to the great cost savings, it was a nice perk to get a free domain name.
Server Testing: Blazzzzinnngg!
Another impressive feature of DreamHost is that server speeds are incredibly fast! Check out the results from the test below.