If you’re looking to start a website or blog the first two questions are always:
- Where should I buy the domain?
- And who should host the site?
Whether you are brand new to creating a website or blog or have a number of them under your belt, these questions typically remain the same. And whatever your needs are, I’m here to tell you why my answer to those two questions is always DreamHost and why I highly recommend them to anyone who asks.
The first reason is a biggie in the online world – longevity. They have been around for over 15 years and continue to grow which makes them a reliable provider.DreamHost started as a small operation of four Computer Science undergrads and has grown into a large company with over 100 employees, more than 1,500 servers and state-of-the-art data centers. They also host over 1 million domains, making them kind of a big deal.
So they’ve been around for years and have developed a reputation but what if you have questions? What if you can’t figure out all the great benefits that come with your domain? What if the site goes down? DreamHost makes your life real easy with a number of options available right at your fingertips.
DreamHost wiki is maintained by staff as well as their most knowledgeable members and is likely to have just the information you are looking for. There are also online forums to discuss questions, options, and ideas with other members. The DreamHost status blog will keep you up-to-date with any scheduled down times as well as keep you informed of any other hardware replacements or network maintenance that is going on. Finally, they offer free 24/7 tech support via email and some plans come with a call-back option. All you have to do is email your question(s) and request a call back. Simple.
They also have a number of different packages and price-points to choose from. Whether you simply buy a domain name, buy a domain and hosting services, already have a domain but need to host, or if you need a server or cloud services, DreamHost has you covered.
Okay, so you did all of that and for one reason or another you still aren’t satisfied – guess what?! They have a 97-day money back guarantee! That is 3 months to try it out and if they aren’t right for you, you get a full refund. That is pretty much unheard of anywhere else. But based on my experience, it is unlikely you will take them up on that option.
As for storage and bandwidth, no worries there either. It’s unlimited. That means your blog or website has more than enough room to grow without you ever exceeding a limit.
As I mentioned, these are the reasons I work with DreamHost but I am confident you will want to as well. After all, with a 97-day money back guarantee you’ve got nothing to lose.
That said, to thank-you for reading this article and to put some money where my mouth is, I am including a 50% off coupon code. To use it, simply enter GETDREAMHOSTING in the Promo Code box during registration. If there is no promo code box, delete your cookies and refresh the screen.
Good luck with your online endeavors and I hope you have as positive an experience with it as I have.