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HostMDS vs DreamHost

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Pricing
8 hosting plans 11 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $2.59 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.4
4.3
Reliability 2.4
4.4
Pricing 2.4
4.3
User Friendly 2.4
4.3
Support 2.4
4.4
Features 2.4
4.3
User Reviews
3 reviews 286 reviews
Latest positive review
Best Choice
Hyun Joon,
10
They have changed a lot since another company took over. new support is very helpful, taking you through every step and the service, the speed everything has improved. and of course very much worth it for that price.
Great service for novice webmaster, just what our small NFP veterans' association needed.
Kenneth Johnson,
10
WordPress migrated our small, low-traffic WordPress site from another host without problems. Support has been prompt and patient with an old retired Marine dragooned into serving as Webmaster. Price is right, too, since our o... More nly revenue source is donations from members. Less
Latest negative review
Terrible service
Steve Thornton,
2.0
The day I changed hosts away from HostMDS.com
all of my hosting problems went away.
All of them.
My suggestion?
Do Not do business with HostMDS!
I have had a web site for 19+ years. I build web sites for both clients and my u... More se. As a result I know the differences between a good & a bad hosting company.
I recommend that you DO NOT do business with HostMDS' Toronto Data Center. In my opinion they do not know what they are doing. They just can't keep their servers running and online. Your site will be down more than they advertise and more than you would like... much, much, much more.
I tolerated this unprofessional level of service for several months before switching companies. Since then I have had no downtime and almost zero problems.
Update:I have been with my new host almost 10+ years now & I could not be happier.
This company, HostMDS, has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits. People I know personally have told me how they were treated by HostMDS and they lost money as a result.
In my opinion, the owners are very bad people.
Unfortunately I can't choose NO STARS BELOW, because that is what they really deserve, nothing.
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TOOREEN Commission: DreamHost it's Failure.
TOOREEN Commission,
2.0
DreamHost is a website hosting that has recently misled users and by following its invented (often dishonest) rules, it removes important files from the customer's account - from the server - that are part of the domain infra... More structure.
DreamHost has been added to the world DBA database with the status "red", ie untrusted and unreliable, which means that this service provider is not recommended and you should rather avoid using this hosting. O-CAI also warns users on its website: o-cai.com
In the details of the entry, we can read: "The user amy.lokmart@gmail.com via the O-CAI Organization purchased the homesfilms.com domain from the dreamHost operator with the server for $ 189 for 3 years. Running a film production project at Homesfilms.com. for a year, various materials were introduced, including 637 .mp4 files, which were to support work and learning on the film production process. After exceeding 1TB of disk space, a special dreamHost algorithm removed 637 files. The user amy.lokmart@gmail.com saw no further sense The development team removed the remaining materials from the account and transferred the domain to another host. DreamHost officially claims that its servers are unlimited, but if you exceed 1TB, it transfers your files to the DreamObjects service and orders you to pay extra, telling everyone that they are backups. DreamHost does not respect someone else's work [...] "
The amy.lokmart@gmail.com user statement says: "You cannot upload .mp4, .mp3, .jpg, .gif, .zip, .rar and other files to the DreamHost server, because if you take up too much space, they will delete everything. This is the worst hosting I've ever used. I really don't recommend using dreamHost. You should really think seriously before anyone wants to use dreamHost. There is no absolute contact from dreamHost. -mail responds the robot - then there are superficial responses as if someone prepared them earlier for a commercial recurring mailing. DreamHost is not honest, because it does not give back all the money - I paid for 3 years, and I used 1 year hosting and I did not receive any refund, for example part of the money, they only return the extra money paid to the account at a later date. If someone intends to use dreamHost, let them know that they will lose TIME AND MONEY, and time is money lust ".
O-CAI tried to contact dreamHost at support@dreamhost.com, but unfortunately all incoming messages are deleted because you are not a customer.
DreamHost is, in a word, Failure.
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Shared Hosting
1 plan from $9.99 to $9.99 2 plans from $2.59 to $3.95
Under $4 No

Everything Unlimited

$3.95 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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Under $8 No No
Over $10

NO LIMITS Hosting

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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No
VPS
2 plans from $9.00 to $14.00 4 plans from $10.00 to $80.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

VPS 20

$9.00 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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VPS Basic

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Dedicated Server
4 plans from $79.99 to $149.99 2 plans from $149.00 to $279.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

$79.99 / MO
  • Space: 500 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Blue Moon 4

$149.00 / MO
  • Space: 1 TB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $4.50 to $48.00
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No

512MB RAM Server

$4.50 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Over $10 No

2GB RAM Server

$12.00 / MO
  • Space: 80 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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SSL
1 plan from $0.00 to $0.00
No
Under $4

Free SSL

$0.00 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No No
Data Centers
1 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceania No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
4 of 6 5 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No Yes
Video guides No Yes
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 7 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress No Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
4 of 7 3 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django Yes No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
2 of 3 1 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No Yes
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
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