Dreamhost VPS

RATING:

4.0

(5)
Overview

About Dreamhost VPS

DreamHost Virtual Private Servers (VPS) is a cloud-based managed VPS hosting service, which allows enterprises of all sizes to manage and monitor the security, updates and performance across websites and applications. Businesses can host multiple domains or websites on a VPS server, build various sub-accounts to manage website access of clients and contractors. IT professionals can use the service to secure CPU and RAM, create MySQL databases within the control pane, modify the memory, and reboot the server. Users can add SSL/TLS certificates to the website, grant secure logins to end-users for access and encrypt all traffic between the site and visitors. Users can run the site’s raw log files through a log analyzer and manage website load times. The service is avai...

Dreamhost VPS Pricing

VPS Basic: $15/month, $13.75/month (annual billing) VPS Business: $30/month, $27.50/month (annual billing) VPS Professional: $60/month, $55/month (annual billing) VPS Enterprise: $120/month, $110/month (annual billing)

Starting price: 

$15.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Dreamhost VPS Reviews

Overall Rating

4.0

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

3.5

Value for money

4

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for Dreamhost VPS

5 Reviews

Thierno Ousmane

Banking, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2022

Dreamhost VPS, a cheap VPS web-hosting that does the job.

Dreamhost as software has been around since its creation in Los Angeles in 1996. It inspires confidence because it has undisputable experience after decades in the website hosting industry. Maybe this is the reason why It is recommended by WordPress itself. If you’re looking for a secure, cheap, and performant Web-hosting tool, then this product is for you. Let’s just wish that it will expand to windows for the majority who only use Windows.

PROS

To begin with, what is Dreamhost VPS? The Dreamhost VPS (Virtual Private Server) is an advanced hosting tool built around SSDs (Solid State Drives) that creates a kind of digital machine to isolate our RAM and CPU resources from third-users on the same hardware, for stability and performance optimization. Do not see this VPS separated from Dreamhost. It is a product of Dreamhost. This is important to know. The things that I particularly like about this software: - The software offers an intuitive and navigation-friendly interface. We have actually the VPS tab apart on the left-side panel menu. - A high-level of security offering a Multifactor Authentication, a Secure FTP (Files Transfer Protocol), and a free TLS (Transport Layer Security) certification with Let’s encrypt which is a legit cybernetic security certification authority. - A good price compared to the other hosting softwares. Dreamhost VPS is considered as one of the cheapest solutions in the market. The entry plan costs USD15/month, and if we choose a 3-year plan it comes down to USD10/month. With such a plan we get 1GB of RAM, 30GB of SSD storage, and Unlimited traffic. The unlimited traffic is what makes the price worth it with this software. Many of the opponents give more RAM and SSD storage capacities, but still, put a limit on the bandwidth: A2 hosting, or Kamatera (to just name those).

CONS

Two things that could be improved improve: - Regarding the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) concern, GTmetrix which is a recognized web-testing platform shows that A2 hosting has a speed of 1.2 seconds, while Dreamhost loads at 1.4 seconds. The Google standard is 2.5 seconds. This is not a huge gap, but the software needs to improve its speed performance for better competition in the SEO field. - Dreamhost VPS needs to extend its service to Windows. Being only available for Linux/OS users is a misfortune for the majority of people who only can afford Windows. Hence, the inclusion of other operating systems is needed.

Reasons for switching to Dreamhost VPS

I needed a more secure, cheap, and well-performing VPS software at once. Dreamhost VPS was a good choice for me; since it has undisputable experience since 1996. All those years of experience should make anyone feel safe.

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Daniel

Verified reviewer

Internet, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed January 2022

A VPS for small agencies

We run all of our Agency's clients with 1 o 2 of this VPS, so it's great. Later, when we grow our client base to more than 40 clients, we move to more complex solutions.

PROS

It was easy to setup and cost effective, with a lot of functionalities bundle on it

CONS

its a generic VPS so it's not optimised for one specific software. Optimisation an customisation could be tricky.

Reason for choosing Dreamhost VPS

It was the best fit, cost-effective

Reasons for switching to Dreamhost VPS

Performance issues, client management

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Joël

Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 2-10 employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

1

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

1

Reviewed July 2023

I can't even recommend it

Not a good fit for VPS hosting as it claims to be. Don't waste your time.

PROS

There is nothing that actually excites me about this company, I had a poor experience.

CONS

Dreamhost is not the right when it comes to providing a fast & reliable hosting experience-No adequate customer support-User Interface is poorly designed-Nvms are not good enough to power up large websites- No adequate support guides for cloud computing newbies-exorbitant subscription fees

Albert

Non-Profit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2024

Affordable webhosting with excellent security and tons of features

PROS

What's not to like? Great price, security and performance focused, and tons of useful features such as domain management, staging environment for WordPress, unlimited traffic, and unlimited email. They also have an extensive knowledge base and great blog.

CONS

They don't have phone support, so you better get used to live chat. Also, this is not a knock on Dreamhost, but it's not easy to setup if you haven't worked in IT or development. I also wished they developed help videos to go along with their help articles. And it would be nice if some of the help articles were updated more often.

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Henri

Verified reviewer

Marketing and Advertising, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2023

High-performance

PROS

High-performance servers and a wide range of services

CONS

The few rare server failures are practically the same with most hosting providers.

5 Reviews