Dreamhost is known for their unlimited resources at a great value. They have been around since 1998 and hosts over 10 million sites. Data centers are located in California and Virginia.
Here's the plan information I chose:
|Plan Name||Happy Hosting|
|Money-Back Guarantee||45 days|
|Notes||Site was ready within minutes after I purchased.|
This test measures the total time it takes to load a standard web page. Lower is better.
If you're really interested, I use the 'Load Time' measurement that's returned from WebPageTest for ranking page speed. I still collect other metrics such as TTFB (time to first byte), fully loaded time, and the speed index, in addition to server setting scores which are translated to grades. You can see these detailed values in the "Raw Results."
This test is important if your site resembles a typical website and you're concerned about speed (which you should be!)
DreamHost (full benchmark) performs great in the Page Speed test, with an average result of 3.10 seconds. Its best run was 2.24 s, but has been as bad as 15.73 s. DreamHost's most recent result on Apr 30 was 2.98 seconds. I expected Dreamhost to have poor performance, but they're not that bad. There are faster hosts out there, but you're not going to be disappointed with them.
Let's see if DreamHost is consistent in its page speed stats:
|Date||Location||Load time||TTFB||Fully loaded||Speed index||Keep-alive Score||Compress Score||Caching Score|
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