Dreamhost Review

Features and Usability

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

Last updated on November 29 2018.

Feature Value Comment
Hourly Billing  Yes
DDOS Protection  Yes
Backups  Yes

A snapshot function is available.

Control Panel  Builtin
SSH Keys Setup  Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  1
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
Firewall  Yes

Called "Security Group".

In VPSBenchmark's opinion

Feature Value Comment
UI Friendliness 
  • Dreamcompute instance creation process complex but feature rich.
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.
  • 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

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Dreamhost Plans


Plan Specifications

Url http://www.dreamhost.com/hosting/vps/
Cost Per Month $15.0
Hourly Billing false
Memory Gb 1.0
Disk Gb 30
Data Transfer Gb 10000
Num Cores 16
Virtualization Unknown
Burstable No

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Dreamhost - 1GB $15. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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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 Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Feb 09 2015 Web Sysbench 58ms 190ms
Feb 02 2015 Web Sysbench 48ms 162ms

Plan Specifications

Url https://www.dreamhost.com/cloud/computing/
Cost Per Month $6.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 1.0
Disk Gb 80
Data Transfer Gb 3000
Num Cores 1
Virtualization KVM
Burstable No

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 B F E

Performance Test Results

We conducted 5 different types of tests for Dreamhost - gp1_subsonic. Review the results and compare this plan to its competitors.

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Test Results

This plan was tested 4 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 Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Nov 29 2018 Web Sysbench 101ms 343ms
Oct 01 2017 Web Sysbench 122ms 505ms
Jan 08 2017 Web Sysbench 111ms 437ms
May 01 2016 Web Sysbench 47ms 188ms

Plan Specifications

Url https://www.dreamhost.com/cloud/computing/
Cost Per Month $12.0
Hourly Billing true
Memory Gb 2.0
Disk Gb 80
Data Transfer Gb 10000
Num Cores 1
Virtualization KVM
Burstable No

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

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Test Results

This plan was tested 4 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 Web Results Sysbench Results Avg web response time P99 web response time
Sep 15 2018 Web Sysbench 71ms 272ms
May 20 2018 Web Sysbench 73ms 273ms
Sep 10 2017 Web Sysbench 67ms 322ms
Aug 07 2016 Web Sysbench 63ms 195ms

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