Dreamhost vs. HostdimeCompare 16 Web Hosting Plans

10 vs. 6

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$72 vs. $174

Average price*

79% vs. 67%

Average rating

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$9.95/mo*

Rating80%100

Type of server: Shared, WordPress

Location: USA

Features: FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Websites, USA Based Support, WP-CLI

Show optional extras: Malware Remover, MySQL VPS, WordPress Migration Service.

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 97 Day Money Back

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To get the $9.95/mo price it is required to set up a yearly billing cycle. Unlike many hosts which have discounts for their initial term and renews at substantially higher prices, DreamHost renews this plan at the same price and duration as your initial commitment. If you select a 3 year billing cycles the price will be only $7.95/mo. If you rather want to be billed monthly it will cost $10.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamHost WordPress Shared plan comes with WordPress pre-installed and you can host unlimited WP websites with it. The SSL Certificate is the free Let’s Ecrypt SSL. The FREE Domain is included with 1 or 3 year billing cycles and it will only be free for the first year, after that it will be reasonably priced to renew. The Malware Remover is not only a malware scan like most other sites offer, but also as suggested, a malware remover. This could save your website from downtime and it costs $3/mo.

The MySQL VPS gives you virtually dedicated resources for hosting your database. DreamHost claims it will increase the speed and reliability of your database, I am not sure how important it is if you use caching plugins for your WordPress sites. The first week is free and after that you will only pay for the amount of resources your database needs, starting at $15/mo.

The WordPress Migration Service costs $99 and promises to seamlessly move your WordPress installation over to your new hosting without downtime. It costs $99 which I think is a bit expensive considering you are also moving your hosting to this company. It could be good value though if you have lots of content and plugins that would make your site a real hassle to move and might require payed plugins to get the job done anyways. You need to check “Install WordPress” on the billing page (after choosing domain) to show the WordPress Migration Service option.

Conclusion

The long 97 day money back guarantee with this offers is great and reassuring. Few payment options is a drawback. Dreamhost are not accepting PayPal unlike most other hosts. Dreamhost states that this is the least powerful of their 4 WordPress hosting plans and that sites hosted with this offer only can accommodate an estimate of up to 10.000 monthly visitors.

However it is almost only half the price of the Basic DreamPress plan and that plan does not have a free domain or whois privacy.

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$13.75/mo*

Rating90%100

Type of server: VPS

Location: USA

Features: Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Show optional extras: MySQL VPS.

RAM: 1 GB

Space: 30 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

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You need to select and pre pay for 1 year of hosting to get the price of $13.75/mo. If you choose monthly billing this plan will cost $15/mo.

DreamHost allow easy scaling of resources with their VPS to upgrade your amount of server resources. That could make starting out with a cheap plan the best option for site without lots of traffic alread. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at so low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead they have created their own webpanel. cPanel do cost $13 per month so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest plans.

Conclusion

A great choice for low cost VPS hosting. However the lack of cPanel, and no money back gurantee lowers the score for these plans a little. You might also want to compare the DreamHost VPS plans with the slightly more scalable and better value plans from Digital Ocean here.

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$16.95/mo*

Rating75%100

Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, DDos Protection, Expert WP Support, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, HTTP/2, Nginx Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF, WP-CLI

Show optional extras: WordPress Migration Service.

Space: 10 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back

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To get the price of $16.95/ mo you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you want to pay on a month-to-month basis the price will be slightly higher: $19.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamPress hosting plans has lots of bells and whistles for your WordPress site. They will install WP for you with several plugins and themes that are considered "battle-tested" by DreamHost. They promise to serve your web pages lightning fast with features like SSD storage, Object Caching, HTTP2, PHP 7 and the Jetpack plugin. You also get access to WordPress Expert Support 24/7.

Migrating to DreamPress

The WordPress Migration Service costs $99 and promises to seamlessly move your WordPress installation over to your new hosting without downtime. It costs $99 which I think is a bit expensive considering you are also moving your hosting to this company. It could be good value though if you have lots of content and plugins that would make your site a real hassle to move and might require payed plugins to get the job done anyways.

Domain price

A .com domain is $11.99 for the first year and slightly more after that, which is great considering that the Whois Privacy is free.

Conclusion

They only accept credit and debit cards and that is a slight drawback. The 30 day money back guarantee is OK. The limiting of how many websites you can host is another drawback. Or at least it could be, if you have multiple sites.

The performance features of the DreamPress plans are nice and will help your sites load fast with features like Brotli compression, HTTP/2 and the Nginx web server. Your site will also get HTTPS by default. If you outgrow your DreamPress plan you can upgrade with a simple click of the mouse, unless you are already hosted with the most powerful one.

Dreamhost states that this plan is suitable for websites with around 10.000 monthly visitors.

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$24.95/mo*

Rating90%100

Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, DDos Protection, Expert WP Support, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, HTTP/2, Jetpack, Nginx Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF, WP-CLI

Show optional extras: WordPress Migration Service.

Space: 30 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back

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To get the price of $24.95/ mo you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you want to pay on a month-to-month basis the price will be slightly higher: $29.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamPress hosting plans has lots of bells and whistles for your WordPress site. They will install WP for you with several plugins and themes that are considered "battle-tested" by DreamHost. They promise to serve your web pages lightning fast with features like SSD storage, Object Caching, HTTP2, PHP 7 and the Jetpack plugin. You also get access to WordPress Expert Support 24/7.

Migrating to DreamPress

The WordPress Migration Service costs $99 and promises to seamlessly move your WordPress installation over to your new hosting without downtime. It costs $99 which I think is a bit expensive considering you are also moving your hosting to this company. It could be good value though if you have lots of content and plugins that would make your site a real hassle to move and might require payed plugins to get the job done anyways.

Domain price

A .com domain is $11.99 for the first year and slightly more after that, which is great considering that the Whois Privacy is free.

Conclusion

They only accept credit and debit cards and that is a slight drawback. The 30 day money back guarantee is OK. The limiting of how many websites you can host is another drawback. Or at least it could be, if you have multiple sites.

The performance features of the DreamPress plans are nice and will help your sites load fast with features like Brotli compression, HTTP/2 and the Nginx web server. Your site will also get HTTPS by default. If you outgrow your DreamPress plan you can upgrade with a simple click of the mouse, unless you are already hosted with the most powerful one.

Dreamhost states that this plan is suitable for websites with around 30.000 monthly visitors. You get the premium version of the Jetpack plugin which has a value of $299/year and you get 3 calls/mo to your own Concierge Phone Support if needed! 1-click install of Woo Commerce is an optional extra.

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$27.50/mo*

Rating80%100

Type of server: VPS

Location: USA

Features: Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Show optional extras: MySQL VPS.

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 60 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

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You need to select and pre pay for 1 year of hosting to get the price of $27.50/mo. If you choose monthly billing this plan will cost $30/mo.

DreamHost allow easy scaling of resources with their VPS to upgrade your amount of server resources. That could make starting out with a cheap plan the best option for site without lots of traffic alread. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at so low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead they have created their own webpanel. cPanel do cost $13 per month so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest plans.

Conclusion

A great choice for low cost VPS hosting. However the lack of cPanel, and no money back gurantee lowers the score for these plans a little. You might also want to compare the DreamHost VPS plans with the slightly more scalable and better value plans from Digital Ocean here.

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$35.95/mo*

Rating95%100

Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, DDos Protection, Expert WP Support, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, HTTP/2, Jetpack, Nginx Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF, WP-CLI

Show optional extras: WordPress Migration Service.

Space: 30 GB

Max websites: 2

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back

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To get the price of $35.95/ mo you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you want to pay on a month-to-month basis the price will be slightly higher: $39.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamPress hosting plans has lots of bells and whistles for your WordPress site. They will install WP for you with several plugins and themes that are considered "battle-tested" by DreamHost. They promise to serve your web pages lightning fast with features like SSD storage, Object Caching, HTTP2, PHP 7 and the Jetpack plugin. You also get access to WordPress Expert Support 24/7.

Migrating to DreamPress

The WordPress Migration Service costs $99 and promises to seamlessly move your WordPress installation over to your new hosting without downtime. It costs $99 which I think is a bit expensive considering you are also moving your hosting to this company. It could be good value though if you have lots of content and plugins that would make your site a real hassle to move and might require payed plugins to get the job done anyways.

Domain price

A .com domain is $11.99 for the first year and slightly more after that, which is great considering that the Whois Privacy is free.

Conclusion

They only accept credit and debit cards and that is a slight drawback. The 30 day money back guarantee is OK. The limiting of how many websites you can host is another drawback. Or at least it could be, if you have multiple sites.

The performance features of the DreamPress plans are nice and will help your sites load fast with features like Brotli compression, HTTP/2 and the Nginx web server. Your site will also get HTTPS by default. If you outgrow your DreamPress plan you can upgrade with a simple click of the mouse, unless you are already hosted with the most powerful one.

Dreamhost states that this plan is suitable for websites with around 60.000 monthly visitors. You get the premium version of the Jetpack plugin which has a value of $299/year and you get 5 calls/mo to your own Concierge Phone Support if needed! 1-click install of Woo Commerce is an optional extra. Also, you get a staging site that you can use for testing changes to your WordPress site before making them live.

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$55.00/mo*

Rating80%100

Type of server: VPS

Location: USA

Features: Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Show optional extras: MySQL VPS.

RAM: 4 GB

Space: 120 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

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You need to select and pre pay for 1 year of hosting to get the price of $55.00/mo. If you choose monthly billing this plan will cost $60/mo.

DreamHost allow easy scaling of resources with their VPS to upgrade your amount of server resources. That could make starting out with a cheap plan the best option for site without lots of traffic alread. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at so low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead they have created their own webpanel. cPanel do cost $13 per month so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest plans.

Conclusion

A great choice for low cost VPS hosting. However the lack of cPanel, and no money back gurantee lowers the score for these plans a little. You might also want to compare the DreamHost VPS plans with the slightly more scalable and better value plans from Digital Ocean here.

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$68.75/mo*

Rating50%100

Type of server: VPS

Location: USA

Features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, Fully managed, Managed, SSD Storage

Show optional extras: Enterprise DDos Protection, Remote Backup, SSL Certificate.

CPU: 1 Core

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 60 GB

Bandwidth: 15 TB

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To get this price of $68.75/mo you need to select annual billing cycles and pre pay for a year of hosting. Any shorter billing cycles and the price will be $75/mo.

The VPS plans from HostDime are rather pricey. They do come with pure SSD storage and cPanel included, as well as very high bandwidth. Each plan also comes with 2 dedicated IP addresses. Select managed or unmanaged and Linux or Windows. Note that if you choose to register a domain name though this host you will have to pay a high premium. Right now they charge $27.99/year for a .com. Remote backup storage is $10/mo for 25 GB, but you can get up to 300 GB for $100/mo. Enterprise DDos Protection starts at $75/mo.

HostDime is a web hosting company that specializes in VPS and dedicated server hosting, with data centers located in Florida, USA. It is super secure data center with a building inside a building that is manned at all times, even under the last hurricane. They also have interesting global locations available for their VPS plans. They allow adult content on their servers.

Conclusion

The VPS plans by HostDime are really expensive compared with the amount of resources that they offer in compariosn with other hosts. However they do have one positive and that is a huge bandwidth limit of close to 15 TB monthly.

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$91.67/mo*

Rating50%100

Type of server: VPS

Location: USA

Features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, Fully managed, Managed, SSD Storage

Show optional extras: Enterprise DDos Protection, Remote Backup, SSL Certificate.

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 4 GB

Space: 100 GB

Bandwidth: 15 TB

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To get this price of $91.67/mo you need to select annual billing cycles and pre pay for a year of hosting. Any shorter billing cycles and the price will be $100/mo.

The VPS plans from HostDime are rather pricey. They do come with pure SSD storage and cPanel included, as well as very high bandwidth. Each plan also comes with 2 dedicated IP addresses. Select managed or unmanaged and Linux or Windows. Note that if you choose to register a domain name though this host you will have to pay a high premium. Right now they charge $27.99/year for a .com. Remote backup storage is $10/mo for 25 GB, but you can get up to 300 GB for $100/mo. Enterprise DDos Protection starts at $75/mo.

HostDime is a web hosting company that specializes in VPS and dedicated server hosting, with data centers located in Florida, USA. It is super secure data center with a building inside a building that is manned at all times, even under the last hurricane. They also have interesting global locations available for their VPS plans. They allow adult content on their servers.

Conclusion

The VPS plans by HostDime are really expensive compared with the amount of resources that they offer in compariosn with other hosts. However they do have one positive and that is a huge bandwidth limit of close to 15 TB monthly.

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$110.00/mo*

Rating60%100

Type of server: VPS

Location: USA

Features: Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Show optional extras: MySQL VPS.

RAM: 8 GB

Space: 240 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

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You need to select and pre pay for 1 year of hosting to get the price of $110.00/mo. If you choose monthly billing this plan will cost $120/mo.

DreamHost allow easy scaling of resources with their VPS to upgrade your amount of server resources. That could make starting out with a cheap plan the best option for site without lots of traffic alread. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at so low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead they have created their own webpanel. cPanel do cost $13 per month so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest plans.

Conclusion

A great choice for low cost VPS hosting. However the lack of cPanel, and no money back gurantee lowers the score for these plans a little. You might also want to compare the DreamHost VPS plans with the slightly more scalable and better value plans from Digital Ocean here.

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