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 how quickly the host's support team responds to your request. Lower is better.
I personally contact each host's support department with a new question/concern and measure how long it takes for them to get back to me.
This test is important for every host - it's imperative your web host is able to quickly address your concerns in a timely manner, even if you're an expert webmaster. Who wants to deal with a host that has poor customer service? Tech is hard, and tech support is critical!
DreamHost (full benchmark) performs mediocre in the Support Response test, with an average result of 2.8 hours. Its best run was 0.2 h, but has been as bad as 11.0 h. DreamHost's most recent result on Mar 2016 was 1.3 hours. Dreamhost will usually get back to you within an hour, although that's not always the case. Regardless their support is average.
Let's see if DreamHost is consistent in its support response stats:
|Date||Support Ticket Submitted||Support Ticket Resolved||Response Time|
|Mar 10, 4:29pm||Mar 10, 5:42pm||1.3 hours|
|Feb 24, 3:39am||Feb 24, 6:36am||3.0 hours|
|Jan 27, 6:04am||Jan 27, 9:52am||3.8 hours|
|Dec 20, 3:01pm||Dec 20, 4:59pm||2.0 hours|
|Nov 28, 4:47pm||Nov 28, 7:35pm||2.8 hours|
|Oct 26, 11:01am||Oct 26, 11:44am||0.7 hours|
|Sept 6, 6:55pm||Sept 6, 5:40pm||11.0 hours|
|Aug 9, 3:07pm||Aug 9, 3:23pm||0.3 hours|
|July 13, 2:22pm||July 13, 2:34pm||0.2 hours|
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