Dreamhost Review

Features and Usability

Features not included in the VPS price are marked as missing below.

Last updated on May 1 2016.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes
Backups  No

No backup system available.

Control Panel  Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  4
Number of Datacenter Continents  1
Monitoring Charts  No
Admin REST API  Yes
Upgrade VPS from admin console  Yes
Mobile Friendly UI  No
Accepted Forms of Payment  Credit cards, Paypal, Check
Hidden CPU Model  No
Affiliate Program  Yes

In VpsBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 
  • Many UI options have no explanation and their meaning is very mysterious.
  • Lack of monitoring charts.
Quality of Service 
  • Dreamhost website and DreamCompute admin UI are dissociated. Account management and billing on one side, VPS management on the other. Separate credentials needed.
  • Special account 'dhc-user' created on every VPS.
  • Pricing is unclear. What does "Max Monthly Price" mean? Can it be less? Pricing is not shown when creating an instance.
  • Datacenter for instance unknown. Only one availability zone offered.

Dreamhost Extra Services

In addition to features included in the VPS plan, Dreamhost also offers the following services (possibly for a fee):

Backups   Block Storage Object Storage Load Balancer Floating Ips
Teams Datastores Serverless Ddos Protection

Admin UI Screenshots

Dreamhost Plans


Plan Specifications

Url Dreamhost 1GB $15
Cost Per Month $15.0
Hourly Billing false
Memory Gb 1.0
Disk Gb 30
Data Transfer Gb 10000
Num Cores 16
Virtualization Unknown

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests for Dreamhost - 1GB $15. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 2 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the 1GB $15 plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Feb 09 2015 58ms 116ms 5ms
Feb 02 2015 48ms 95ms 5ms

Plan Specifications

Url Dreamhost gp1_subsonic
Cost Per Month $6.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 1.0
Disk Gb 80
Data Transfer Gb 3000
Num Cores 1
Virtualization KVM

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
D F E F -

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests for Dreamhost - gp1_subsonic. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the gp1_subsonic plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
Oct 01 2017 122ms 187ms 39ms
Jan 08 2017 111ms 180ms 33ms
May 01 2016 47ms 85ms 15ms

Plan Specifications

Url Dreamhost gp1_supersonic
Cost Per Month $12.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 2.0
Disk Gb 80
Data Transfer Gb 10000
Num Cores 1
Virtualization KVM

Plan Grades

Grades are calculated by combining results from web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests.

Grade A is best, grade F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Web Performance Raw CPU Power Performance Stability Disk IO Performance Network Performance
C F B C E

Performance Test Results

We conducted 4 different types of tests for Dreamhost - gp1_supersonic. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

Web Test Sysbench Test Remote Timing Test Endurance Test Network Transfers
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Web Test Results

This plan was tested 3 times at vpsbenchmarks.com. The table below shows all trials run on the gp1_supersonic plan and the web response times for every one of those.

Start of Trial Avg response time P95 response time Avg DB time
May 20 2018 73ms 143ms 7ms
Sep 10 2017 67ms 130ms 9ms
Aug 07 2016 63ms 131ms 6ms

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