DreamHost is a web host provider currently hosting over 1.5 million websites globally. We compiled DreamHost reviews from around the web to determine what customers think about the company and compared the most common pricing options for small business owners.
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DreamHost Customer Reviews
Summary of DreamHost Customer Reviews
We scoured hundreds of available reviews and found that DreamHost has mainly positive ratings. Here’s what we found:
What DreamHost does well:
Users who recommend DreamHost said that they liked the service’s ease of use in setting up an account to host their website. Great and fast website performance were also cited by a lot of users.
What DreamHost does not do well:
Users who left negative reviews mentioned that the free email provided by DreamHost constantly encountered issues. Users also noted that DreamHost’s pricing is higher than other web hosting service providers such as GoDaddy and Bluehost.
Most Helpful Positive Review
“I’ve been a DreamHost customer since 2007. I build and host websites for non-profits, so I operate on slim margins. DH has pricing that is right for me. I’m a skilled UNIX system admin and have been cranking out sites since 1995, so I am very comfortable with the techie side of things. DreamHost has been rolling out newer one-click installs that are evidently aimed at less techie customers, but I don’t think I have the right perspective to know how user-friendly they are for non-sysadmin types. If you have a competent web developer who knows Linux/UNIX well, they are a good choice. This seems to be their ideal niche.”
Most Helpful Negative Review
A user who left a negative review on G2 Crowd said that the problem he sees in DreamHost is their free email as their email servers are constantly having issues. He said that the reason for this might be DreamHost’s unlimited email feature to all its clients.
DreamHost Reviews From Users Around the Web
Here are a few other resources for finding helpful DreamHost reviews from customers. We rated the review sites on a scale from poor to excellent based on how trustworthy and useful the reviews seemed.
|*Average rating as of date article was written: June 14, 2017|
DreamHost only has one shared hosting package that ranges from $7.95 to $10.95 depending on the duration of subscription.
|Pricing per month||$10.95 per month/ no lock-in|
|Pricing for a 12-month contract||$9.95 per month|
|Pricing for a 36-month contract||$7.95 per month|
|Free Domain Registration||Included in 12-month and 36-month plans|
|Free Domain Privacy Protection||Yes|
|Number of websites||Unlimited|
All pricing contracts include free domain registration and domain privacy protection. There is also unlimited allocation in terms of storage space, bandwidth and number of websites that can be hosted with DreamHost.