One of its cheapest and most popular options, WordPress hosting, comes in three tiers: basic, DreamPress, and VPS WordPress. There are three primary differences between these options.
Basic includes simple web hosting plus a pre-configured WordPress setup. It’s inexpensive because you are mostly paying for web hosting since WordPress itself is free. If you are a straightforward blogger, this option will probably suit you well.
DreamPress is a web hosting and WordPress configuration, but with the addition of DreamHost’s management services. It provides items such as staging and on-demand backups if your website is involved enough to require a little extra juice.
VPS WordPress ties into DreamHost’s VPS Hosting option and allows you to power several WordPress sites.
This basic website hosting plan comes with its shared hosting option. Shared hosting means you are on the same server as other websites and users. While this saves you money, it also means you have to share bandwidth with others, which may slow your website down.
You can pick this option if you don’t want to use WordPress. DreamHost caters heavily to WordPress, but if you want to create a website from scratch, you can forgo WordPress altogether and do it yourself.
VPS Hosting is the base hosting option that goes with the VPS WordPress hosting we mentioned before. VPS stands for Virtual Private Servers, which means you don’t have to share with anyone else.
This option comes with four pricing tiers that depend on the size of your business or website.
WP Website Builder
If you are averse to coding, then you can use DreamHost’s WP Website Builder, which lets you build WordPress sites in a drag-and-drop format.
It comes with a few additional tools to simplify your web-building process, and you can choose from three pricing tiers.
Dedicated hosting is for large and professional websites. It has two tiers that both include root access, a local MySQL database server, and Ubuntu. The main difference between the two tiers is the RAM and hard disk drive sizes.
Cloud Hosting comes with DreamCompute and DreamObjects. DreamCompute is based on OpenStack and is DreamHost’s computing service. DreamObjects is an associated object storage system. Storage is unlimited, and they base the pricing on per-hour usage.
DreamHost has an array of services outside of hosting, though they come with price tags. They offer professional web design services, marketing services, or you can even have a fully-customized website made just for you.
These services are pricey, but custom resources usually are. Very few of these services are worth the money if you are a small portfolio or blogging site, but may pay off if you have a full-fledged business.