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Anyone ever use Dreamhost?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Rambro, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking of switching over to them for my dead forum. How's their custom c-Panel-esque interface? Support good?
     
  2. WSWD

    WSWD Well-Known Member

    Dreamhost is one of the usual EIG suspects. If you don't know EIG, they're known for buying up hosts and running them into the ground.

    Their cPanel-esque interface also makes things very difficult to transfer away should you ever want to.
     
  3. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Well that blows
     
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I don't think they are:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_International_Group

    I can't comment on how difficult or not this is. Have you been experienced this?


    I use DreamHost. They are OK. When they work, all is fine and their support is generally quite good. I have had hosting issues from time to time but on the whole they have been fine. They are a budget host, just like many others who are charging that sort of price for hosting, so don't expect the fastest hosting experience compared to a more expensive host that offers VPS.
     
  5. WSWD

    WSWD Well-Known Member

    No, they aren't part of EIG...I stand corrected.

    Have had experiencing with transferring. Have a lot of clients who we have transferred over from DH. Everything has to be done manually, which is a little bit of a pain. If something were to happen to your account, you couldn't take your own backup and move to a different host, for example. Where with cPanel, you just take your own backup and move around whenever you want very easily.
     

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