DreamHost vs Name.com

Choosing a web host can be difficult. Reading up on head-to-head comparisons can help make this decision easier. The following will compare DreamHost hosting with Name.com hosting. At the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.


  • 24/7 support
  • Linux-based plans
  • Free domain
  • Uptime guarantee

Major Differences:

  • Name.com has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee, whereas DreamHost has a lengthy 97 day money-back guarantee
  • Unlike Name.com, DreamHost does not use the industry-standard cPanel, which can cause difficulties for those accustomed to this format
  • DreamHost has superior all-around performance, including faster page-loading, more reliable uptime, and better customer support
  • DreamHost does not offer phone support
  • DreamHost has faster page-loading speeds
  • DreamHost has wider-range of plans to choose from


DreamHost hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
Name.com hosting:
  • Shared
  • WordPress


Name.com has the advantage here. Shared hosting plans with Name.com start at $4.99/month, while DreamHost’s cheapest shared plan costs $7.95/month.


Despite being a bit more expensive, DreamHost is the clear winner in this matchup. Their worthier performance, including better uptime, faster page-loading, and superior customer support is well-worth the higher price. Furthermore, they have a much longer money-back guarantee, and also have a many more kinds of plans to choose from, such as VPS and dedicated hosting options.

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