For this one, I am going to have to give the win to InMotion Hosting. The main problems with Dreamhost are that they use a custom control panel that is overly confusing versus the industry standard cPanel. As far as performance goes, their servers tend to be much slower and provide a poor experience for your website visitors. InMotion Hosting provides free SSL certificates, uses the industry standard control panel, and provides much better customer support experience.
Dreamhost is one of the oldest web hosting companies and the first web hosting company that I used in 2003.
InMotion Hosting Overview
InMotion Hosting is a web hosting company that offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, and VPS's.
Dreamhost Key Features
- US Based 24/7 Support
- Free SSL Certificate
InMotion Hosting Key Features
- FAST Web Hosting with FREE SSDs
- FREE SSL Certificate
- FREE 1-click installer
- FREE cPanel for easy server management
- FREE domain to get you started
Dreamhost 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.
InMotion Hosting Things To Consider
If you are transferring from another web host to InMotion Hosting, the transfer process can take some time. With so many new customers signing up each day for new website hosting, the transfer queue can get backed up.
This is why I created a tutorial video on how to speed up the process by doing the majority of it yourself, fast and easy.
Dreamhost Coupon / Discount
There are currently no Dreamhost coupons or Dreamhost discounts available.
InMotion Hosting Coupon / Discount
InMotion Hosting offers an exclusive 50% discount just for the WPCrafter community. This is a massive discount which allows you to get started for as low as $3.95 per month.
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.
InMotion Hosting Review Summary
InMotion Hosting is a fantastic option for your web hosting needs. I personally have over 20 websites hosting with them and it has been a great experience.
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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.