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Dreamhost Review

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Today, we’re reviewing Dreamhost.  Thus far, for the purposes of this review, we have only used Dreamhost’s shared hosting.  So, we can’t entirely comment on their VPS and Dedicated hosting.  Circumstantially, we have heard from friends and associates that this is quite good as well!

The review is structured as such.  We will discuss Dreamhost in depth and then we will provide Dreamhost promo codes if you want to sign up!  Dreamhost is an employee owned company that was founded in 1997.

Tech Support

Based in California, they also provide 24/7 technical support.  The beauty part is: the tech support is also based in California.  Meaning you talk to an American who understands the company and who does not have a thick accent.  If you need help, I have found that you get it promptly and they speak to you as if you matter.  Any issue I have ever had has been resolved quickly and has left absolutely no bad taste in my mouth.

Speed and Uptime

Dreamhost offers a pretty standard 99.9% uptime guarantee.  In my tests, i haven’t noticed yet any downtime.  I’m sure they have the 0.1% downtime listed for liability reasons.  I’ve never seen their service fail.  So, reliability is top notch. They offer a fairly standard ‘unlimited’ bandwidth and storage.

The speed of Dreamhost is fantastic.  I’ve had no complaints from any of my customers across the continent.  From Canada to Mexico.

Features

They really beat out most of the competition in this department.  They offer full support for MySQL, PHP, Python, Perl.  They provide a free domain name.  Their One-click installs allow you to install WordPress, Joomla, Concrete5, PhpBB and many, many other CMS, blogging software and other web apps at the click of a button.  I can’t tell you how handy this is.  I manage a lot of websites and this is a big help.

Interface

The interface is clear (and ad free!) and very easy to use.  All the most commonly used tasks are easy to access in the side panel.

Money back guarantee.  If you’re not satisfied in 97 days, they will give you a full refund!  I’m well over the 97 limit now and I’m as happy as ever!

Promo Codes.  Checked on Jan 20, 2012

DATA Max discount of $50. Click here to use this promo code
TECH Free extra domain name and unique IP address. Click here to use this promo code
DOMAIN25 Free extra domain name upgrade bonus and $25 discount. Click here to use this promo code
UNIQUE25 Free unique IP address upgrade bonus and $25 discount. Click here to use this promo code

 

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