Dream Host

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Dream Host offers web hosting plans from basic web hosting to more advanced hosting solutions like private cloud hosting complete, IT infrastructure, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. They are dedicated to giving you the resources you need. Save money by only purchasing the infrastructure that works with your business without having to pay for software, hardware and IT packages that you don’t need.

Overview

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BandwidthUnlimited
Disk SpaceUnlimited
cPanelNone

Dream Host is known for low-cost shared web hosting and domains, but also offer VPS and dedicated services.
Dream Host has a very generous affiliate programme which offers cash rewards for referrals, plus a free domain name with each new account. They also have a two week free trial and a 97-day money-back guarantee.

Features

PHP
WordPress
Money-Back Guarantee
Uptime Guarantee
Backups

Security and Reliability

A lack of security features keep Dream Host from being one of the top web hosting services. Site backup and restoration are not available under its shared plans. There is the option to add shared SSL or a solid state drive, but it requires an added monthly fee; however, email spam protection and SSH come standard with the small business shared hosting plan.

Support and Customer Service

Dream Host’s help and support options are a mixed bag but lean toward the positive side. Support relies mostly on email ticketing rather than phone-based interaction. For quick results, we turned to the company’s live chat. Each time we contacted them, we had a 10 minute wait time, which is average across the board. Once in contact, we found its representatives to be smart and courteous. They never kept us waiting more than one minute per response. Also, they helped us navigate the control panel to find important tools in the site builder.

Recommendation

If you want an easy, low-cost way to get a few websites online, DreamHost provides most of the features you’ll need for a good price, particularly on their shared hosting plan. If you don’t get along with their control panel, you can simply cancel the contract within that 97-day period and get your money back.

Benefits
$5.95/month Yes Yes Unlimited
Our Ratings
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