HostMDS vs DreamHost

Comparison
Compared options Visit HostMDS Visit DreamHost
Pricing
8 hosting plans 14 hosting plans
Starting price $0.00 / month $1.99 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
2.4
4.3
Reliability 2.5
4.5
Pricing 2.5
4.5
User Friendly 2.5
4.5
Support 2.5
4.5
Features 2.5
4.5
User Reviews
3 reviews 288 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.
Less
This company enables stolen archive material to hosted via their platform to wordpress.
Leon Parker,
2.0
This company enables stolen archive material to hosted via their platform to wordpress. They make very hard to deal direct with them, then use legal disclaimers to not take any responsibility of what there members do. Then th... More ey back that up with take legal action then they will deal with it. I would love to do but don't have the funds. They have no moral sense or duty because they don't have to. Am dismissed because I don't have the finances to beat down their protective wall. Even though I have proof they still don't want to know. My complaint has fallen on, we are not interested. Less
Shared Hosting
1 plan from $9.99 to $9.99 2 plans from $1.99 to $2.99
Under $4 No

Shared Starter

$1.99 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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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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Website Builder
No
3 plans from $2.59 to $16.95
Under $4 No

Shared Starter

$2.59 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

DreamPress

$16.95 / MO
  • Space: 30 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
Oceânia 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
4 of 6 4 of 6
WordPress Yes Yes
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes No
Magento Yes Yes
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
4 of 8 3 of 8
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes No
Python Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes
Django Yes No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET 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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