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:
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.
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.
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