Dreamhost experience

As written in my earlier post, I tried to be cheap and build my professional website with Google Sites. Not very good. I explored several options for paid hosting and shortlisted few candidates based on some criteria I had researched.

The shortlist was as follows and I picked the cheapest one: Dreamhost. They had good reviews and full money-back trial for 14-days.

  • Dreamhost
  • Godolph
  • IX Web Hosting
  • GoDaddy
  • Bluehost

Now, 9 months later, I have to say that I am very happy with my initial choice. During my trial period, I chatted with tech support twice to solve some problems. Both times the support responded within a minute or two, asked questions and managed to give me the info I needed to solve my problem.

My criteria for web hosting were:

  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Unlimited domains hosted
  • Big enough disk storage space (Dreamhost: unlimited)
  • Big enough monthly bandwidth (Dreamhost: unlimited)
  • FTP access
  • Google gmail for my own domain e-mail addresses
  • 24/7 technical support

Indeed, I was very lucky to catch a good offer from Dreamhost through an affiliate link and tie it for two years contract. You might want to use “ELMOENSIO27” discount code for $27 discount in 1-year and 2-year subscriptions.

posted: 10 December 20
under: Tech