(בעברית: דרימהוסט – הנחה של 50 דולר באחסון אתרים)

DreamHost have been my hosting providers for over six years, and I’ll stay with them for as long as they’ll have me. They provide excellent service and support, with a feature set more comprehensive and complete than any other shared hosting provider I know of. You can get $50 off at DreamHost with the coupon code RANH50, and get a free domain when you sign up.

With this coupon, the first year of hosting at DreamHost will cost $69.40 – about $5/month. After signing up, you get a two week trial period, and you can cancel everything during these two weeks without paying anything. You only get billed after the two weeks are up.

Enter the coupon code during sign up, or the link “DreamHost Discount” to have it entered automatically. Prices shown after clicking already include the discount.

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The discount is automatically activated if you click “DreamHost Discount“. If the discount isn’t activated for you, you can just manually enter the RANH50 coupon code during sign up.

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Basic Offer – $11 monthly

DreamHost’s basic offer is $11 monthly (or less if you pay in advance), and includes unlimited storage and bandwidth. There’s also unlimited databases, mailboxes and shell user accounts. Main hosting features include a custom Web Panel for administration, PHP 5 and MySQL 5.

Apart from all the usual features, DreamHost has a few extras. These include SSH shell access, WebDAV access, a Subversion install that supports http, https and svn+ssh, as well as mod_dav_svn, a git install, a CVS install, Ruby on Rails with FastCGI, graphical cron interface, SSL (with support for third party Certificates), a Jabber server, one-click installs of WordPress, ZenPhoto, Pligg, Joomla, phpBB and MediaWiki, anonymous FTP, multiple automatic backups for everything, mailboxes and MySQL databases including free recoveries (files and mailbox backups are readily accessible by you via SSH), and lots more. Did I mention they have free SSH shell access?

If all this is not enough, DreamHost shell accounts have everything you need to compile source code, which means you can install and run anything you want (as long as it doesn’t require root access). Alternatively, you can ask support to install Debian packages for you.

Support is provided via mail or callbacks, and very active forums. Documentation is available via a wiki, and there are tons of guides that were written specifically for DreamHost users (for installing software etc.) DreamHost also has a blog, where they write with surprising transparency about being a hosting provider and about their business practices.

DreamHost don’t use cPanel for managing accounts – they have a home-grown web interface (recently upgraded), that fully supports the amazing flexibility they provide. For e.g., compared to BlueHost, DreamHost allows activating shell accounts through the web interface, hosting domains that are not registered on their DNS servers, and manually specifying each domain’s directory.

Premium features include a permanent IP address ($4 monthly), improved phone support ($10 monthly), VPN access ($20 monthly) and a GeoTrust SSL certificate ($100 yearly).

In case it wasn’t obvious, DreamHost also offers a great referral program.

Fine Print

With the RANH50 coupon, you get $50 off on your hosting, and I get $47 as commission for reffering you. You don’t lose anything – DreamHost pays me from their own cut.

After you sign up, you can create your own coupons and refer other users. The comission can be used to pay your hosting bills or be cashed out via PayPal.

If you used one of my coupons during sign up, DreamHost give me 5% from what people you refer pey them – again, this goes out of DreamHost’s cut, and you still get the full commission. It’s not a pyramid scheme because we all get an actual service, and there are only two tiers.

First published 07 April, 2010 by . Last edited 21 January, 2011.