Dreamhost Review 2019

Updated: January 2, 2019
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Dreamhost Overview

Dreamhost is one of the oldest web hosting companies and the first web hosting company that I used in 2003.

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$7.95 /month

    • US Based 24/7 Support
    • Free SSL Certificate


Dreamhost Review: Key Features

  • US Based 24/7 Support
  • Free SSL Certificate

Dreamhost Review: Things To Consider

Dreamhost doesn’t use the industry standard cPanel control panel to manage your web hosting account. This could be good, but I found their proprietary control panel difficult to navigate and overly complicated.

Now Dreamhost was the first web hosting company I ever used, from 2003 – 2007. The reason I stopped using them is that they completely shut down my account and deleted my entire hosting account because of some baseless complaint some random person made. Imagine losing everything, all your website, all your emails, this is what they did to me and his is why I would never use them, not even if you paid me.

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Dreamhost Review: Summary

I’m sure you guessed it by now that I am no fan on Dreamhost because of my past experience with them. With so many choices for web hosting, I think it is best to avoid Dreamhost.

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Review Transparency & Ethics
These reviews & comparisons are my opinions based on my usage and testing. Although I have been solicited for paid reviews, I want to make it clear that I have always declined! I have never been paid to write or record any reviews, EVER! For more information on my review process, visit my Transparency Report linked above.

4 thoughts on “Dreamhost”

  1. I can second Johan’s complaint. I’ve been with Dreamhost since 2011 and their customer service has been up and down but never this maliciously bad, to the point of support reps actively dissembling about account data the customer can easily access himself and immediately disprove.

    Unfortunately, I know of no way to get the attention of anyone higher up who might care about this complete waste of Dreamhost’s own resources, if nothing else.

  2. I have been with Dream Host for several years, they are hosting several of my sites.

    Over the past 6 months or so the customer service quality has (for me) gone from being 9/10 to 3/10.

    I used to get direct, clear answers to any questions or problems I was experiencing. An issue was usually solved with 1 ticket, Question ~ Answer. Not anymore; I’m not sure if DH is hiring unqualified customer support staff or that some bean-counter thinks sending out guides will lower the customer support overhead cost? Now when I have an issue, I’m being sent canned responses with links to their ‘official Guides’. Now that would be just dandy if the guides were applicable to the particular issue or even up to date, but mostly they are not. So this results in emails back and forth for days, until you hit on a representative with the ability to answer!

    I stayed with DreamHost over the years not because they are the cheapest, which they are not by far, but because of the high-quality customer service. Dreamhost has become a Nightmare Dream…

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