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Compare major features across our Shared Web Hosting, VPS, and Dedicated Server products. This may seem a little overwhelming, but it’s a true birds-eye-view of all that we have to offer and should help you select a product that best fits your needs.

shared vps dedicated


Starting Price (Monthly)

==monthly_price== $8.95* $15.00 $99.00
Provisioning Lead Time
After Purchase
Immediate Immediate Immediate

Core Resources

CPU Resources Shared Allocated Based on RAM Harness 100% of CPU
RAM Resources Shared Reserved & Scalable Access 100% of RAM
MySQL Databases UnlimitedUnlimited Local MySQL
VPS MySQL-Optimized Databases Available
@ $0.05/MB/Month
@ $0.05/MB/Month
@ $0.05/MB/Month
Root Access (via sudo) and Remote Reboot No Yes Yes
Unique IP Address Available (see upgrades below) Available (see upgrades below) Available (see upgrades below)
Disk StorageUnlimited TBUnlimited TB Fixed (hard drive dependent)
Personal Backups 50GB 50GB hard drive dependent + 50GB
Monthly Bandwidth Unlimited TB Unlimited TB Unlimited TB
Domains Hosted Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Operating System Debian Linux Debian Linux Debian Linux


IMAP/POP/SMTP Access Yes Yes Yes
Web-Based Email Access Yes YesYes
Mail Filtering Yes YesYes
Spam Filtering SpamAssassinSpamAssassin SpamAssassin
E-mail Addresses UnlimitedUnlimited Unlimited
Announcement Lists Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Discussion Lists Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Vacation Auto-Responders Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited


Free Domain Registration
(.com, .net, .org, or .info)
Yes No (see upgrades below) No (see upgrades below)
Free Domain WHOIS Privacy Yes Yes Yes
Domains Hosted UnlimitedUnlimited Unlimited
Subdomains Hosted Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Domains Forwarded/Mirrored Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Custom DNS Yes Yes Yes


XCache No Yes Yes
Control via Our API No Yes Yes
Ruby on Rails Yes Yes Yes
Perl Support Yes Yes Yes
PHP5 Support Yes Yes Yes
SSL Secure Server (req. unique IP) YesYes Yes
Enhanced Web Security YesYesYes
WebDAVYes YesYes
Data BackupYes Yes Yes
Daily Access Statistics YesYes Yes
Access to Raw Log Files YesYesYes
Password-Protected Directories (.htaccess) Yes Yes Yes
Anonymous FTP Server (req. unique IP) YesYes Yes
Jabber™ Chat Server Yes Yes Yes
Google AdWords Credit (up to $75) Yes Yes Yes
One-Click Installer for Applications Yes Yes Yes
Popular Web-based Apps like WordPress Yes Yes Yes

Technical Support

24/7 Technical Support via Live Chat No (see upgrades below) YesYes
24/7 Technical Support via E-mail YesYes Yes
100% Network Uptime Guarantee YesYesYes
97-Day Money Back Guarantee Yes Yes No
Web-Based Account Control Panel Yes Yes Yes
DreamHost Wiki Yes Yes Yes
DreamHost Forum Yes Yes Yes

Account Upgrades

Additional Domain Registration as low as $11.95 /Year as low as $11.95 /Year as low as $11.95 /Year
Unique IP Address$5.95 /Month$5.95 /Month for Additional$5.95 /Month for Additional
Premium Support:
3 Callbacks via Phone & Online Chat Support
$9.95 /Month$9.95 /Month$9.95 /Month
SSL Secure Certificate (req. unique IP)$15 /Year or Bring Yours$15 /Year or Bring Yours$15 /Year or Bring Yours
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* ==monthly_price==$8.95/mo with two-year prepayment of ==price==$214.80. ==monthly_price==$9.95/mo with one-year prepayment of ==price==$119.40.

Free Hosting for Nonprofits

Non-profit organizations have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place. In recognition of their noble sacrifice and altruistic efforts, DreamHost is happy to provide hosting services free of charge to these groups!

This offer is limited to one shared hosting plan per nonprofit, and is only for US-based 501(c)(3) organizations. Domain registrations (other than any included with the plan) are not eligible for any discounts. Groups must be able to furnish DreamHost with an IRS-issued 501(c)(3) determination letter to qualify.

"I'm a non-profit!"

Great! Sign up for hosting with us, then fax your 501(c)(3) determination letter to 714-671-9098. Be sure to write your account number on the cover letter. We'll take it from there!


Activate your Virtual Private Server!

We can't wait to see what you'll do with your new VPS service from DreamHost. Let's get this party started!

We value your privacy. DreamHost will not sell or rent your email address to third parties.


Sign Up for a DreamHost Dedicated Server!

Pay for a year, get one month free.

All dedicated servers come with Unlimited Bandwidth, one dedicated IP address, and a 4-hour SLA.

  • CPUs included: 1 (2 cores/CPU)
  • RAM included: 2 GB
  • Disk Space: 500 GB
  • Operating System: debian
  • CPUs included: 1 (2 cores/CPU)
  • RAM included: 4 GB
  • Disk Space: 500 GB
  • Operating System: debian
  • CPUs included: 1 (4 cores/CPU)
  • RAM included: 4 GB
  • Disk Space: 500 GB
  • Operating System: debian

Sign Up for a DreamHost Web Hosting!

All this for just $8.95 per month!

  • Unlimited Disk Storage
  • Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth*
  • Unlimited Domains Hosted
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases

Get a quad-core Dedicated server at a dual-core price!

Our Blue Moon 4 server includes a server-grade, quad-core CPU, 4 GB of RAM and a RAID-1, 500GB hard drive configuration.

Sign up for a one-year plan and we'll also give you the 12th month of service for free! That's a value of $139. Reserve your high-performance Dedicated server today!

Note: A one-year prepaid subscription is required. After the first year, the monthly price will automatically reset from $139 per month to the regular retail price of $169 per month.