I love Dreamhost, and yeah, this post might sound a bit like a sales pitch, and in a way it is, after-all I do get a kick back on people I refer to Dreamhost. But they’re having a sale that’s almost over (end of August) and it’s such a good deal I figured I’d give y’all the pitch. First though, here’s the details on their “triple sale”:
Sign up for our Code Monster hosting plan and you’ll save 50% off our normal pricing! You’ll pay just $19.95 per month instead of the usual $39.95! (Get 20% off for two-year pre-pay too!)
These two sales will remain in effect for as long as you keep your account active with DreamHost! Sign up for two years of Code Monster and you’ll get 192GB of bandwidth and 7680MB of disk space for just $15.95/month, forever! You can’t lose!
They’ve got other deals as well, but this is what I did and it’s been great.
Having said that, let me explain why I like them. Dreamhost been a great help in making sites like this one possible as well as allowing me to spend time writing and thinking and not setting up servers and e-mail and installing CMS systems. I recommend them because I’m totally jazzed about their service and think it’s an almost unbeatable deal.
I was asked recently about hosting and I’ve got a great story about Dreamhost and the origins of To-Done that I think is interesting and a true testament to what I consider a great service.
I had the idea for this site one afternoon and, as I like to do, I jumped on it. I registered the domain via their Web panel, that took me all of 5 minutes and cost me $14. Whew, domain out of the way. I then transfered that domain to a full hosted domain under my current plan. It cost me nothing and took just about an hour to get up and running.
(I think it’s pretty crazy that I’ve got 5 fully hosted domains and it costs me under $10 a month…)
Then I went in and set up a new WordPress installation with Dreamhosts 1-click WP install. That took about 10 minutes and was pretty darn painless. It truly is a “1-click” install, you have to do a bit once it’s up, but it’s very easy. Once that was done I had the site set up and ready to go. I did my first post about an hour later.
So, to sum up, I went from inital idea to posting content in about 3 hours. Now if that’s not a testiment to GTD, I don’t know what is.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a good host, give Dreamhost a try. I’ve had nothing but goodness from them, they’re a great deal and hey, once you’ve signed up you can refer other people to them like I do and make some extra money. Along the way you’ll find that their service is quite good, they offer quite a few “self-service” bonuses like the 1-click installs (great for DIYers) and they’ve got an outstanding community of people like me who are behind them and willing to lend a hand if you need help.
They’ve also got a great newsletter and a really funny blog…