I’ve been hosting my websites through DreamHost since December 1999. The last several months have been very rocky as the “little hosting company” with its humble beginnings as the New Dream Network has expanded exponentially.
They’ve just performed a major upgrade on their infrastructure, and now all my websites seem to be running well. For a while I was looking for a new hosting provider, but now it looks like I can start recommending them again.
Most people these days who want to publish on the internet are looking mainly for blogging. If you think you’re going to keep up blogging for more than a few months, and if your website is something you’re going to take somewhat seriously, you need your own webspace. BlogSpot isn’t going to cut it. In fact, a little while ago I offered free DreamHost web server space for five personal finance bloggers who wanted to get serious. Even though DreamHost makes it very simple to set up blogging platforms, the experiment had mixed results. I won’t be able to offer free hosting again for a while, the earliest being next year.
However, I can offer $20 off for people who want to get their own hosting through DreamHost. Simply use this link and the promotion code FLEXO20. The basic plan, which is sufficient for blogging, is cheap at $7.95 a month. They have a 97-day money back guarantee, and the $20 off is a decent bonus.
Note: That’s a referral link in which I’ll also receive money for sending you in DreamHost’s direction if you choose to sign up.
Updated January 16, 2010 and originally published September 20, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.