Dreamhost Review

Dreamhost has been providing web hosting services since 1996 and currently powers over 1.5 million websites. Their cheapest plan starts at $2.59/mo. Based on longterm testing, our rating for Dreamhost is 4.2.

Pros and Cons

Dreamhost Pros

  • Great speed
  • Refund policy
  • Solid basic plan
  • Unlimited disk space

Dreamhost Cons

  • Limited live chat
  • No free migration

What statistics we measured with Dreamhost and why?

Choosing a web host is never easy, especially when you are a beginner who is about to purchase their first web host. There are so many providers to choose from!

Based on longterm testing, Dreamhost delivered the 99.93% uptime on average and loading speed was 0.63 seconds.

Uptime shows how much of the time a website is available to customers. It is important to mention that there’s no such thing as 100% uptime. Servers require maintenance and that’s why tiny instances when website is unavailable can appear. Anyway it is vital your provider’s uptime is as close to 100% as possible.

Loading speed is very important too, especially in today's fast-paced world. If your website takes longer than 3 seconds to load, there is a 53% chance your customers will leave.

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