Anyone renewing a Dreamhost hosting account?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Phatpat, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    My Dreamhost account expires in a month, and I'd like to renew. When I first signed up I used a coupon (777 I believe) to get a rather good deal. Is there any way to use a coupon on the renewal process?

    I'd rather not go through the hassle of switching hosts unless I have to.
  2. skoker macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2005
    I'm up at the end of July. I'm already moving to my new (dedicated!) server and canceling Dreamhost. I'm sick of their downtime issues.

    I used that same coupon.

    EDIT: Google Search reveals this though:
  3. Phatpat thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    My problem is I don't see a field to use the promo code when renewing my plan.
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Ummm... what leads you to believe that Dreamhost would take anything less than full price for renewals? They already got you hooked with the initial coupon offer last year - now is their opportunity to make money, once you've established a site and its inconvenient to move...
  5. Malfoy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Who's ur dedicated server with?
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    My Dreamhost sites seem to go down several times a day. I've been overall dissapointed in their uptime. Their support is really nice though. I don't think you'll be able to use the same coupon again.
  7. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I've had three sites on Dreamhost for about a year and have never noticed any down time. I still have another year left so I'll be renewing at that point.
  8. arf macrumors member


    Mar 2, 2004
    Absolutely, I recently was contacted by Dreamhost admin, my account was coming up to a year old (registered with 777 code too) and I was asked to pay monthly something ike $20 a month PLUS the sign-up fee of $50. No thanks dreamhost, I'm off to ASO hosting.....!
  9. theappleguy macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2005
    How many of you actually use more than 5% of the capacity they supposedly allocate you? I'm always surprised by the number of people that tell me that they hardly use anything at all, yet put up with downtime because they think they are getting a better deal in terms of two figures on a page and don't look at the whole picture. :rolleyes:
  10. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2005
    Halifax, Canada
    I have had very few problems with them as a web host. Even with shell access though, using them as a development server is untenable, too many random slowdowns when SSH'd in.

    I host my site and the websites of a dozen friends with my one Dreamhost account, which costs me ~$10 CDN a month.

    I will probably renew in another 8 months when it comes up again.

    "How many of you actually use more than 5% of the capacity they supposedly allocate you?"

    I'm using over 5% of both, thanks to hosting a bunch of sites. As for "supposedly", you really can use all of that. They count on not everyone doing so (which is how they make money and can afford to charge as little as they do). If everyone used all their disk space and bandwidth, the rates would go up.
  11. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    Dreamhost..... ick. I'm with Lunarpages all the way. I use them for myself and all my clients.
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    I use them. I never touch the bandwidth limits (who does?) but I use the disk space as offline backup (currently using ~60GB) and it's nice to never worry about bandwidth.

    If I were hosting a commercial site I'd never use them - too many downtime issues - but they work well for me and my needs. I pay $16/month, have 75GB to use for disk and 2 terabytes for bandwidth.

    Is it the best plan? No. Will I switch later on? Maybe. Am I worried about using them now? No.
  13. skoker macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2005
    See, that's what kills me too. Remember the whole thing? That was on a DH server and the threatened to shut down the account (IIRC) for using too many 'CPU minutes.

    Send me a PM and I'll tell you.
  14. amacgenius macrumors 68000


    Aug 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Wrong. Learn your facts, anyways Smoker is hosted through "American Company" :rolleyes: DirectSpace.

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