Visit DreamHost
DreamHost Review

DreamHost Review

3_half star rating   

16 Reviews

Overview
  • icon fb
  • icon google
  • icon twitter
DreamHost User Sentiment
 
DreamHost Hosted Sites Changes
 
DreamHost Analysis for 26 May 2016
 

Summary: DreamHost achieves 100% uptime last week. The Analysis graph shows that 492 existing domains were deleted from DreamHost and 11400 domains were transferred away from DreamHost. The graph also shows that 889 new domains were registered with DreamHost and 3961 domains were transferred to DreamHost from other web hosts. Based on social media content and conversations, DreamHost has 68.75% positive user sentiment.

Contact Info

Description :

Address :
PMB #257, 417 Associated Rd.
Brea, CA
PostalCode : 92821
Country :   US
Telephone No. :  714-706-4182
Email :  internic@dreamhost.com

DreamHost Reviews  (16)

  • review user image
    1 star rating

     By Wendell Reviewed 08/05/2016

    My hosting was pretty decent. I didn`t like how they used a custom backend rather than something like cpanel which made migration a pain but it was relatively problemless.

    The thing is, if you don`t plan on going longer than the first cycle your free domain isn`t free and they`ll sneak in a domain fee in the end. They`ve also set things to auto renew so you can`t let it run out. I`ve had two other host prior to this and I never head to deal with something underhanded like that. It wasn`t a large fee (luckily) because my domain name wasn`t that expensive.

    To add to this, a few days prior, someone from customer service told me to wait until the last day and try canceling, before that I had a credit to my account to for unused services but on the last day that credit mysteriously disappeared.

    In all I ended up losing 12 dollars but it could`ve been more. They`re rats, pretending to be sheep, go to someone else.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 0 Dislike Image

    Review from Wendell

  • review user image
    5 star rating

     By Barry Reviewed 11/03/2015

    DreamHost has revealed its transparency report detailing all of the requests which had received in last year. Three most common type requests are DCMA/Copyright notices, government requests and requests to remove or censor content. Company`s transparency report is available to download from its website.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 0 Like Image

    Review from Barry

  • review user image
    5 star rating

     By Jaime Reviewed 05/03/2015

    DreamHost has announced that SSD is now available on its shared hosting accounts. New enhancement done after success of adding SSDs to its VPS and speed accelerated up to 200%. Price will remain same at just $8.95/mo for shared hosting plans.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 1 Like Image

    Review from Jaime

  • review user image
    5 star rating

     By Simon Reviewed 07/02/2015

    DreamHost has declared February as "International Open Source Appreciation Month" and will be celebrating it through out the month, as It was established on open source technology and open source software. Company will be offering a line of promotional events and blog posts from its employees.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 0 Like Image

    Review from Simon

  • review user image
    5 star rating

     By Maria Reviewed 29/12/2014

    DreamHost is offering $97 discount on web hosting and two free domain names till January 2015. The promo code is SML97. Customers can get unlimited hosting for just $22. Free domains included one top level domain and one .co domain. The company is also offering one free domain when customers purchase hosting plans and will get additional profit of $10-12.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 0 Like Image

    Review from Maria

  • review user image
    4 star rating

     By Carol L Reviewed 06/12/2014

    DreamHost web hosting and cloud service provider has teamed up with Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) which ensures the process of the internet infrastructure industry. The company aims to provide a better internet to the customers by giving components or practical aspects of the internet. The new partnership will provides a private and safe journey to the internet for all users

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 1 Like Image

    Review from Carol L

  • review user image
    4 star rating

     By Peter Reviewed 15/11/2014

    DreamHost has declared an improvement of software and hardware which are powered by its Virtual Private Servers. The Company`s Virtual Private Server includes 1GB of RAM and 30GB of SSD storage for $15 per month which is faster than old SATA drives. DreamHost is a place where clients are able to launch a blog, website or web application into the web environment.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 0 Like Image

    Review from Peter

  • review user image
    4 star rating

     By Habiba Faisal Reviewed 30/04/2014

    I am using the web hosting services of dreamhost from last few months and I am completely satisfied with the quality of service. It is cheaper than other sites.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 5 Dislike Image

    Review from Habiba Faisal

  • review user image
    4 star rating

     By Abdelaziz Bouldjennet Reviewed 30/04/2014

    I have been using dreamhost.com for several years to host a number of sites. The back end is packed with services but it is still very easy to use. The support is available around the clock and the staff provide courteous and helpful assistance

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 3 Like Image

    Review from Abdelaziz Bouldjennet

  • review user image
    1 star rating

     By Habiba Faisal Reviewed 17/04/2014

    I think dreamhost is not very reliable. I was using their services from last two weeks and since then Ive had two server downtimes for more than 5 hours. My web site was constantly facing the problem of downtime due to driver errors and SQL. So, I contact their supporting team but their tech and engineers were incapable to resolve any kind of issue with their servers.
    I drop them a mail for this but issue has not been resolve yet. My web site was again and again down due to the same reason. Few days back my web site server was down for around 8 hrs and more and this shows that they are unprofessional and it is also unacceptable. Even I have a ticket page for the same kind of issues. It was also happened with me that all the answers to my tickets to help were not answered for sometimes more than 24 hrs.
    If you want immediate action, you need to call them and you always receive the same answer, `we are experiencing a high volume of calls` and then they keep you on hold for so long as around 10-15 minutes. When you convey your problem to them, they put you on hold again and after sometime they come back and tell you the same thing that they are working on it. Whenever you ask how much time they will take to resolve the problem and they do not have any answer, mostly they said that they cant tell you the exact duration.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 4

    Review from Habiba Faisal

  • review user image
    4 star rating

     By Amina Allana Reviewed 10/04/2014

    When I look for a UK hosting provider it came first in front of me. Until and unless you asked right question to them, it was all good. Their servers contain such features which are good for nothing if you make attempt to run them on their 64 Meg servers. Some features will take 40 sec to load on an empty database or need 128 meg in order to run smoothly and by that time you will feel like that the time was come to say good bye to your client.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 3 Like Image

    Review from Amina Allana

  • review user image
    3 star rating

     By Med Berrabeh Reviewed 02/04/2014

    The staff of dreamhost was great like their one rep to whom I talk last week is such a genius, he helped me a lot with my problem, as he overcome every obstacle with immense patience. Last week I face some critical issue and I was very worried about the same, so I call their supporting team and he receive my call and gave satisfactory answer. Now my web site is working very well, its just fantastic and I am very pleased that I chosen dreamhost.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 2 Like Image

    Review from Med Berrabeh

  • review user image
    1 star rating

     By AMo Kaidi Reviewed 25/03/2014

    When I have taken a decision that I need the provider to host the web site, then first I read the reviews of various web hosting providers and then I have done research on different web hosting packages and reach on the conclusion that dreamhost was the most bang for the buck. It is quite easy to use and for fewer prices, I have several no. of features. If I like, I may upgrade to the new package and also increase my capacity and abilities.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 2 Dislike Image

    Review from AMo Kaidi

  • review user image
    4 star rating

     By Tahmina Akik Reviewed 14/03/2014

    Dreamhost really rocks...They answer all the questions very well and solved all the problems. Their tech support was too good, they were really available for 24 hrs a day and I found that it was always knowledgeable and always nice

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 3 Like Image

    Review from Tahmina Akik

  • review user image
    3 star rating

     By Andreia Costa Reviewed 12/02/2014

    Dreamhost is having a support team which was highly trained was just amazing with their expedience in revert back to me with few relevant questions which I had set up to host my account. They are also good in their professional manner. Earlier I have to wait for so long, for hours with my previous hosting company, now only I have to wait for few minutes or seconds and they came back with a solution. And the solution they offer is also great, suitable to your problem.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 2 Like Image

    Review from Andreia Costa

  • review user image
    4 star rating

     By Zirap Dalipi Reviewed 01/01/2014

    Dreamhost is simply great because it is invisible. When anyone looking for a web hosting company to host the web site then first thing which he like to see is the reliability and competence of the provider, as both the things are essential, so if you are using the services of dreamhost provider then you dont need to think about all those as you will definitely get both the things in time host. I am saying this as my exp with the company was very good. No spam, no server problem, no downtime, no getting filled with email ads about the company and no problems. They are always there for your help and it works very well. In other words, we can say dreamhost is like a four wheeler which does not have a bonnet to open an engine. The manufacturer design the car in such a way that the driver or its user never feel like that he needs to open a bonnet, because the cars engine always work properly, so is the case with Dreamhost, they provide you their packages in such a way that you never feel like that you need the help of their customer care staff..What a great company.

    Was this review ...?

    • Usefull 3 Like Image

    Review from Zirap Dalipi

Recommended Complaint for DreamHost

Click here to file a complaint

Recommended User Sentiment for DreamHost

1.  #vps #cloud #linux #wordpress hosting from our friends at @dreamhost http://t.co/pgenxdbcvo #approvedhost #quality--webhostcoach

2.  #vps #cloud #linux #wordpress hosting from our friends at @dreamhost http://t.co/xae9kbqkcn #approvedhost #quality--HostDiscussion

3.  customized and personalized #cloud #hosting solutions, available at @dreamhost http://t.co/n0v2wu5gfk--approvedhosts

4.  affordable & customizable #vps #hosting from @dreamhost http://t.co/uwd9b21wbz--webhostingalert

5.  customized and personalized #cloud #hosting solutions, available at @dreamhost http://t.co/jcn0whwjsq--webhostcoach

6.  customized and personalized #cloud #hosting solutions, available at @dreamhost http://t.co/xch1zybdxz--HostDiscussion

7.  #vps #cloud #linux #wordpress hosting from our friends at @dreamhost http://t.co/u5yixy3fxd #approvedhost #quality--server_reviews

8.  personal #hosting from guaranteed web host @dreamhost http://t.co/nqeii6vuhn--virtualhostguru

9.  customized and personalized #cloud #hosting solutions, available at @dreamhost http://t.co/znxis6z2e1--MyHostNews

10.  save $31 for web hosting with #dreamhost coupon code pre populated with this link - $7.37 instead of $8.95/mo http://t.co/uhnmratu1l--jainsudhir1

11.  #vps #cloud #linux #wordpress hosting from our friends at @dreamhost http://t.co/yldaf4mz4c #approvedhost #quality--hosting_green

12.  customized and personalized #cloud #hosting solutions, available at @dreamhost http://t.co/ga7tuy69sm--colocationhost

13.  are you thinking about hosting with dreamhost? see what @tygrscott says in his review before buying http://t.co/v0ckja9fge #dreamhostreview--HostingChoose

14.  @dreamhostsimon thanks for your help! i`m trying out the shared hosting and will upgrade if needed in the future!--Hanssie

15.  @dreamhostcare pls hurry up! i have 20+ websites and clients are furious ... i don`t want to move to another hosting provider.. act fast!--ekosnow

16.  dreamhost review * web hosting http://t.co/dusrqiqwzo via @wordpressdotcom--TopListSEO4ever

17.  save $31 for web hosting with #dreamhost coupon code pre populated with this link - $7.37 instead of $8.95/mo http://t.co/5z3bpurkq6--hostwise

18.  personal #hosting from guaranteed web host @dreamhost http://t.co/je8mnxz6lx--themanagedguy

19.  save $31 for web hosting with #dreamhost coupon code pre populated with this link - $7.37 instead of $8.95/mo http://t.co/5z3bpuaho6--hostwise

20.  #coupon: save up to $75 on a hosting accounting with #dreamhost by using code: phazeddream > http://t.co/qskme2bijp--ThePhazedLife

21.  @washedupemo i also have wp installed on my own hosting - i use and recommend bluehost. dreamhost was terrible when i tried it last time.--davidegreenwald

22.  just do it --> finally start that website: get a domain + hosting for only $1.95/mo http://t.co/oiftxjvfah @dreamhost--stephsandy

23.  save $31 for web hosting with #dreamhost coupon code pre populated with this link - http://t.co/hcsh6vta3w #wordpress #dream host--jainsudhir

24.  new post: virtual private server - vps hosting - linux vserver - best virtual servers - best vps provider dreamhost http://t.co/lz31lmlxmn--ArticlesList

25.  save $31 for web hosting with #dreamhost coupon code pre populated with this link - http://t.co/hcsh6vta3w #wordpress #dream host--jainsudhir

26.  get $49 off for web hosting with #dreamhost - http://t.co/0vt4hwk4rp - coupon code at - http://t.co/kywt8osvlo #wordpress #dream host--hostwise

27.  try #dreamhost for 2 weeks for free, no credit card required - http://t.co/ueuu92okl0 - coupons/review - http://t.co/dhlfzlkxyr #web hosting--SujaS9

28.  wordpress optimized web hosting http://t.co/yn40o6gauo - coupons/review - http://t.co/vafxfgsapo #dreamhost #dream host--hostsmart

29.  save $31 for web hosting with #dreamhost coupon code pre populated with this link - http://t.co/hcsh6vta3w #wordpress #dream host--jainsudhir

30.  @dreamhostcare i might talk to you guys later about hosting discourse to save some money, right now it`s intimidating so i`m playing it safe--larsiusprime

Dreamhost.com : Company Overview

Dreamhost is one of the best Web Hosting Service Provider Company. It is developed by PC Mag. It offers facility of WordPress Hosting, VPS Hosting, Shared Hosting, Public Cloud Computing, Dedicated Servers and many more. It is company that provides many options for Webhosting. However, it is not much old company in market. Still it has earned good name in this sector because of its services. It is an open-source technology that is committed to customer success. It offers its services to around 1.5 million sites and blogs. Around 400,000 content writers, web designers, developers, entrepreneurs and small businesses are using its Open Web services.

Reliability and Uptime Report

It is speedy and user friendly Web Hosting Service, with facility of easy domain registration. The control panel of Dreamhost is very helpful and easy to use. Its best part is its uptime and stability. Surely it needs to spend some extra bucks as compare to other super cheap hosting services. However, spending extra bucks is worthy. It is best Web Hosting Service as compared to its competitors.

Plan and Pricing

Dreamhost offers the best quality services. Still, the company offering best services, the price for its services is affordable and competitive in today`s market. The staff of Dreamhost is extremely knowledgeable with highly experienced. The company has launched two web hosting packages, that are Shared hosting and Managed Wordpress Hosting. Shared Hosting include the service of free domain too. Moreover, it has launched two servers. Also, that are Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers. Its cloud services offer 30 days free trial.

Dreamhost Review

Features and Control Panel

DreamHost is a global leader in the field of cloud services and Web hosting. It has cost-effective cloud storage services i.e. highly flexible and scalable for Internet entrepreneurs and developers. It has web and application file serving, disaster recovery and website backup features for both persistent personal and business backup.

DreamHost, use its web panel that is fully unique. Its web panel helps to manage account, domains, files, e-mails and many more. Its web panel just works like control panel.

Technical Support

Dreamhost trained technicians are available 24/7, who respond to the network and other hardware issues as soon as possible. Its dedicated server-nodes have extremely fast SSDs that have 24/7 data access. Its tech support technicians are smart, knowledgeable and experienced, who take care of customer satisfaction.

Pros

The top pros of Dreamhost are - Unlimited Bandwidth and Storage Space, Customer Support, One Click Installation, Unlimited Add on Domains, Sub domains and SQL database, Competitive Price, Full Shell / SSH / FTP / SFTP and many more.

Cons

In any hosting service, security is the biggest concern. In 2007, around 700 websites who were hosted Dreamhost were compromised. Although, Dreamhost has fixed the security holes, still there is no guarantee that it will not happen again.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Dreamhost provides the facility of money back within 97 days without any question. So, if you are not happy with its services then, you can just request them for cancellation within 97 days. Then, you will get the full refund.

Conclusion:

Dreamhost is a pretty decent hosting company. However, it is not the cheapest hosting service, but still is affordable. The bucks you will spend on it are worthy. It has improved its security since last time attack. However, Dreamhost still has much room to improve. It has outstanding features with its proprietary web panel. It is user friendly also.