Advantage And Disadvantages Of Dream Host Web Hosting
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Dreamhost has become more popular in recent times because it is one of the web hosting companies that is less expensive. For someone who is wanting to set up a blog and does not require a lot of features or space, this would be an option worth considering. You also have the option of closing your account within 97 days and receiving your money back. This does’t include domain registration. Most companies will only offer up to 30 days to give you a full refund, so this is one thing that really stands out.
In saying that, one always has to look at support. There are companies who stand out when it comes to this area in terms of customer support. Dreamhost does not provide you with telephone support, which may set you back should you have an issue that is more than urgent. However, you can pay extra for someone to phone you, which seems to put a lot of people off.
The only other support which is included in the monthly rate comes in the form of emails. A lot of people are happy enough using this system, saying that the response time is good. However, when you are dealing with clients, you need to know that there are alternatives as a backup precaution.
A lot of people find that the Cpanel to be disorganized and become frustrated in comparison with other hosting companies. It takes a while to adjust, finding where everything is. This is probably the thing that puts people off the most. Developers have complained about this functionality, stating that it needs to be updated. Beginners simply want to get started, and often prefer not to spend a lot of time studying this interface – this is mentoioned in this Dreamhost Review.
This is suitable for the newbie who doesn’t want to be tied down with installations. There are extras, such as wordpress to get your blog or website up and running in flash within a couple of clicks. It can easily be transferred. Advanced developers complain about some of the features here which bring the company down.
This is a good place to start off should you belong to a non-profit organization, because plans are then free. You need to prove that this is in fact true by submitting a form, and it is only those who are US-registered.
If you are happy enough with this hosting company for your organization, it is definitely a good deal. You will find a lot of different packages, included shared web hosting, virtual private server and dedicated web server, so you can find something that suits you best.
Customers don’t generally have problems with the amount of uptime or downtime with Dreamhost. They ensure that this feature is part of their commitment to you. If something does go wrong on their part, then you will be issued with a day’s free hosting. However, you have to make sure that you communicate with them and tell them about this fault in order to be credited with the time that was lost.