Blue color is my favorite color, but that’s not the reason I like DeamHost, neither to write this DreamHost Review. I’m writing this review because I have experienced personally with DreamHost, and I will be very happy to tell you that they are superb and fully according to your needs.
With nearly 25 years of experience, DreamHost has managed itself to build a secure, fast, uptime, and reliable platform for its customers.
Now, you will be wondering why I am writing these blushing words.
Well…! Don’t worry just read this DreamHost review completely and I promise at the end, you will also be surprised to know about all of its great features.
But first let’s have an eye on overview and its history.
DreamHost is one of the top 10 hosting provider companies. With its uptime (99.94%) and page speeds (654 ms), DreamHost is hosting almost 1.5 million websites. Yes it’s not more than BlueHost, but it’s a large community, who trusts DreamHost.
DreamHost is Los Angeles based private company, which provides services like Web Hosting and Domain Name. Its Data-Centers are located in United States (Virginia data center and Ashburn, Irvine and California data center) but you can access them from all over the world.
With almost 250 employees, DreamHost is managing 1.5 million customers. Yes…! That’s an interesting thing to know.
DreamHost was founded by under graduation students of Harvey Mudd College, Dallas Bethune, Josh Jones, Michael Rodriguez and Sage Weil in 1996. It was officially registered by Michael Rodriguez in 1997 and started the hosting customer’s websites in 1997.
Let me inform you about some events of DreamHost life, in thin points.
- DreamHost introduced “Files Forever” in 2006.
- They cancelled “Files Forever” service in April 2013.
- In 2009, “Free Web Application” service was launched by DreamHost providers.
- DreamHost launched cloud storage and computing services in 2012.
- Introduced “DreamPress 2” in May 2015.
- Started contribution with OpenStack in in early 2011.
- Highlighted as an Anti-Trum in July 12, 2017, and A “federal search warrant” issued to handover the IP Addresses.
According to my point of view, as compared to BlueHost review, DreamHost’s history has no glitches. They have managed to provide great facilities, time to time. When I first experienced DreamHost, I was really surprised and I really appreciate them for providing such a great services.
Pros and Cons of DreamHost
If we have an eye on Pro and Cons of DreamHost. It is providing great advantages for its customers, but yes, there are some negative points but we could not mention them as disadvantages. Let’s have a brief look on these points.
Friendly Basic Plan
Renewals are low
Built-in Panel (No-C Panel)
Lack of Windows Based Servers
Lack of Phone Call Support
Lack of C-panel
Pros are referred to advantages or plus points of anything that you are going to use, and you will be surprised after reading the great features provided by DreamHost.
Super Speed (382 ms to 809 ms)
Do you know, speed of website is everything? If you don’t then grab a pencil and write it down. Loading Speed and Up-Time is very important for your website.
If your website is loading slow then you may lose your visitor, and hosting provider takes a great role in providing fast page loading speed. If your backend server is responding slowly to the visitor’s requests, it means your website is slow and you are losing business.
According to past 24 months stats of Pingdom, DreamHost’s average load time is 664 ms, which is a great load time. But if we compare BlueHosts Load time with DreamHost then it is bit slower. BlueHost’s average load time of past 24 months is 566ms, which is bit faster than DreamHost’s average load time.
But, we can compromise on it, it’s still a good load time.
Great Uptime (99.64% to 100%)
Every hosting provider puts and great effort to keep your website online, because it’s important for every online business. Sometimes due to server maintenance and other problems your website may face downtime. But, it’s fully on your hosting providers, how they manage their servers to keep websites online during server maintenances.
And if we have an eye on DreamHost’s average Uptime of past 24 months then it is providing average of 99.94%, which is a great up time and fully acceptable. DreamHost guarantees 100% uptime, according to their Term and Conditions, and I think they are providing their best as they promise. They have also clearly mentioned in their term and conditions that, if a customer will face down time in databases, website, FTP, SSH, email, or webmail, then DreamHost will pay 10% of renewal fee.
They claims that due to maintenance a customer will not face any down time more than an hour in a month.
Let’s have an eye on the stats of previous 12 months uptime of DreamHost.
Average Time of January 2019: 99.96%
Average Time of February 2019: 99.94%
Average Time of March 2019: 99.99%
Average Time of April 2019: 99.92%
Average Time of May 2019: 99.80%
Average Time of June 2019: 99.97%
Average Time of July 2019: 99.64%
Average Time of August 2019: 100%
Average Time of September 2019: 99.99%
Average Time of October 2019: 100%
Average Time of November 2019: 99.80%
Average Time of December 2019: 100%
Average Time of January 2020: 100%
Friendly Basic Plan
Now no matter which category of website you are going to build, DreamHos’s basic Shared Hosting Plan is coming up with great unlimited features in only $2.59/month.
With their unlimited storage and bandwidth you can run your website without any limits.
But, Keep in mind with shared hosting Unlimited doesn’t really means unlimited. If your storage and bandwidth are exceeding then most of the others
Websites can face the problems including you. Otherwise enjoy unlimited features as many you can.
With DreamHost’s new website builder named “Remixer”, you can build your dream website by performing simple frag and drop. You can also enjoy phpBB, Magento, Joomla, Shopify and Tumblr with DreamHost’s basic plan. You will be gifted by a free domain, which could be very beneficial if your chosen domain name is a unique one and expensive.
Furthermore, with DreamHost now it’s easier to install WordPress with just one click, it is pre-installed in it and you just need to perform one click to run it.
Like other hosting providers DreamHost will never ask you to pay more for renewal of your any hosting package. If you are using their Shared Plan which is in $2.59/month, you can renew this plan with the same price. They allow you enjoy all the great features which are important to run an online business. They have a huge list of some great features, now you do not need to pay more for them in extra.