When I started this blog in February as an evolution from my presence on TypePad, I set it up with a new service provider, DreamHost.
For just under $8 a month, I get 20 gigs of storage space, a terabyte of bandwidth allowance per month – more than ample for my needs well into the future – and hosting multiple domains. Plus quite a few bells and whistles as part of the overall package.
Since then, I’ve had nothing but excellent service. The few times I’ve needed to submit a support request, I’ve had timely and helpful responses.
A few months ago, DreamHost started a new status notification system as a blog called, logically, DreamHost Status. I have the blog’s RSS feeds in my RSS reader enabling me to easily keep up with things going on that might affect my service. Not only that, I can just generally keep in touch with what’s happening overall at DreamHost. And they post regularly and in some detail, so I have the feeling that they’re on top of all things at all times. That’s comforting.
Then there’s the Official DreamHost Weblog which consistently has news and commentary about, well, anything and everthing (especially check out Josh Jones’ posts: usually hilarious). This helps me feel closer in touch with them even if I rarely engage in conversation on the blog. I lurk, I read, I’m in touch.
Why am I posting about this? Well, nothing more than expressing a feeling of satisfaction with this company, a feeling that I made a very good choice in signing up with them.
So if you’re looking for a good place to run your WordPress, Movable Type or just about any other blog platform, I’m happy to offer a strong recommendation – try DreamHost.
And this recommendation comes openly, no hidden code in the link above that gives me any referrer credit. So go ahead, click away!
You still could include the link at the end for the people who want to give you the credit ;)
I’ve been using DreamHost for a couple of years now, and am just as impressed as Neville. The bells and whistles, which include several one-click installs for things such as my WordPress blogs. Customer service has always been outstanding — prompt and helpful replies to my questions.
However, my plan is just under USD 10 for the same plan, Neville. I’ll have to see if I can bargain with them for the lower rate.
Ok, Nicole, if you insist:
Bryan, when I signed up, I got the $7.95/month price by signing up and paying for 2 years in advance. Taking a lot on trust at the outset, but so far so good. I did get some good recommendations so I felt the risk was a worthwhile one.
Ga ik WordPress eens uitproberen bij DreamHost?…
Ik zit er sterk aan te denken om WordPress eens te gaan uitproberen. Niet datTypePad me slecht bevalt. Integendeel, maar na het lezen van Neville Hobsons posting over hosting bij DreamHost word ik steeds enthousiaster om een eigen server te hebben. Ook…
I’d been looking for a company to consolidate all my different sites/client sites with, and having tried out Dreamhost I will now be moving them over as existing hosting arrangements expire.
Having experienced four different control panels on other hosting providers, I can say that the Dreamhost one is the simplest, yet most powerful one I’ve seen.
Thanks for the recommendation Neville!
Hope it all works out, Simon. I think you’ve made a good choice.
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