Dreamhost Down : Best Dreamhost Alternatives?

I have been a user of Dreamhost for long but later on switched myself to some better hosting after facing lots of dreamhost down issue. I was hosting a WordPress site and at times, I used to get Email from Dreamhost saying my site is using too much of memory and I should remove some essential plugins like All in one SEO and Yarpp. Later, on I decided to move my self away to any of the possible dreamhost alternatives which can hold my site resources. As I was a starter, I wanted to switch to shared hosting only as they are cheaper than VPS or dedicated and a shared hosting environment was perfect to take care of my requirement.

Dreamhost Down time getting frequent:

I have been a victim of Internal server error on Dreamhost server and it takes 2-6 hr every time to get my WordPress site backup. This issue usually comes when your site requires more resources and their shared hosting is not strong enough to provide the sources. Ah! One sad limitation of shared hosting.

Anyhow, I also searched in Twitter about recent issue in which not only sites hosted on dreamhost were gone down but also, their main site was down. I searched with Dreamhost down and see the results which I got in no-time from Twitter search:

dreamhost down

The only good thing which I can say is, due to Halloween it’s a less traffic day but still such major outage is not very good for this company reputation. Probably that’s why in our comparison of Dreamhost Vs Hostgator Vs Bluehost , they have received the lowest rating.

Best Dreamhost Alternatives?

Dreamhost has always been one of my choice for Hosting but many platform doesn’t perform well on Dreamhost Server. I keep getting questioned regarding some of the best dreamhost alternatives and here I’m sharing some of the most recommended alternatives to dreamhost Webhosting.

If you are hosted on Dreamhost shared hosting environment I would recommend grab Hostgator or Bluehost. Just to let you know Hostgator offer free migration from Dreamhost. More over, Hostgator is recommended over DH and it’s crowned as best shared hosting for year 2011.

In case if you are on managed VPS on Dreamhost, grab VPS hosting from VPS.net or Knownhost.  If you are comfortable with Unmanaged VPS, linode is a good option.

How long you have used Dreamhost servers? How’s your experience so far and is there are other better Dreamhost alternatives, you would like to recommend us.

Are you a Dreamhost customer? Do let us know your review and experience with Dreamhost hosting.

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8 comments… add one

  • Jagan Mangat November 6, 2010, 10:01 pm

    Dreamhost is getting bad and bad,it was down today too for near about 15 minutes.

  • Thomas January 29, 2011, 12:13 pm

    So far I’ve never had a problem with Dreamhost, and they provide great fucking service.

    • Wordpress Webhosting discount February 28, 2011, 7:51 pm

      Thanks for your feedback about Dreamhost.. May be it’s temp error ..but many users got impacted with this…!!

  • Rodrigo Polo March 15, 2011, 4:22 am

    I’m looking for ANY good adversary for dreamhost.com, today it was offline for more than 3 hours, but I already tried gatorhost and bluehost and they are NOT a good rivals by far, they don’t give you an easily control panel, SSH access for as many users you want, each user can have different sites, gator and bluehost have very complicated admin panels, bluhost have limits on the number of files you can have, and none of them have better support, so, sadly, I still looking for a really good option out there.

  • Fabrizio March 15, 2012, 4:12 pm

    I’m moving like a crazy customer from dreamhost. I’ll take a VPS or dedicate. I have been a happy customer from 6 years but 2011 and 2012… don’t let me talk. Outages, MySQL gone…

    • An Unmarried Man July 15, 2012, 1:53 am

      Interesting you mention this. August, 2012, will mark the end of my 3rd full year on Dreamhost. This has been my experience:

      2010 Great service, no downtime, fantastic speeds
      2011 Immediately after renewing my subscription in Aug, 2010, DH had some downtime…the first ever for me. The following year was full of nothing but downtime
      2012 Terrible speeds. I’ve tried all manners of fixing the the problem. And now MYSQL is down.

      I see a pattern…

  • Hugo April 21, 2012, 2:05 pm

    I have also find my dreamhost website down occasionally. Thanks for sharing these alternatives.

  • Fred July 16, 2012, 7:06 pm

    Today, Dreamhost server is down. I cannot access my websites to edit or post a lot of things.


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