Dreamhost rave


Why I chose Dreamhost above other hosting services

I highly recommend Dreamhost for low-cost, reliable hosting with fantastic features

Like many other people, I’ve had my own web sites for many years, since about 1996. Over the years, I’ve used a number of different hosting services, more than I can remember in fact. I’ve tried small, medium sized, big, and Super Sized hosting services, and I guess they all had their strengths and weaknesses, but mostly weaknesses which is why I kept changing hosts.

At one point a few years ago, I was my own host. I had my Linux (Red Hat 9, I think) box in my office, and I spent hours and hours and hours configuring, troubleshooting, and throwing salt over my left shoulder. I learned a lot running my own server, like how important shell access is, how important backing up is, and just how so damn cool various servers are. But after a couple of years, I realized that I was spending way too much time maintaining everything, and so I went back to the world of hosting.

But I was never quite the same. My hosting services never gave me the level of control I had running my own server. I got frustrated with being treated like a six-year-old by my hosting company. Then I found Dreamhost (ETHEREAL MUSIC, SUNLIGHT BREAKING THROUGH CLOUDS).

Here’s what I like about Dreamhost, in no particular order:

  • Shell access
  • Loads of cool stuff on their servers
  • Good management, all done with a sense of humor
  • Unlimited users
  • Unlimited ftp account
  • Unlimited disk space
  • What the hell, unlimited EVERYTHING
  • 50 GB of free backup space (Wow!) that can be used for anything legal
  • An absolutely fantastic user panel. Smart, fast, uncluttered, yet full-featured
  • Very nice one-click install action with loads of scripts
  • And I could go on and on…

The point is that they have everything I want, and that’s a first for me. Did I mention that I’ve tried some of the biggest names in the business? The others just never really came through in one way or another.

So, yes I’m hoping you click on one of the promotional links below. You will save $$ and I will save $$ and in our own little way we’ll be making the world a better place.

If you use one of the following promotion codes when signing up with Dreamhost, you will receive savings as noted:

Code: SITE25PROMO Reward: 1 free LIFETIME domain registration

Code: ESLWEBPROMO Reward: 1 free Unique IP (sweet!)

I don’t want to disparage other hosting services in this posting, but if you’d like more information regarding why I have ultimately chosen Dreamhost above all others, send me an Email at dan at site25.net and I’ll be happy to give you all the gritty details.


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