iPage vs DreamHost

Having difficulty deciding between DreamHost and iPage hosting? Below, we’ll break down their major similarities and differences, and at the end, we’ll give our recommendation.

Similarities:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • WordPress plans available
  • Neither host uses the industry-standard cPanel
  • Plans come with unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfer, and unlimited email accounts

Major Differences:

  • DreamHost is not as beginner-friendly
  • DreamHost does not offer phone support
  • DreamHost has a very lengthy 97 day money-back guarantee, while iPage has the standard 30 day money-back guarantee
  • iPage supports a wide-range of third-party applications, but DreamHost has more applications automatically included
  • iPage does not have month-to-month payment plans

Plans:

DreamHost hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
  • Managed WordPress
iPage hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress

Prices:

iPage is significantly cheaper than DreamHost. DreamHost’s shared hosting starts at $7.95/month, while iPage’s shared plans start as low as $1.99/month.

Conclusion:

Although DreamHost may perform a bit better than iPage in uptime and page-loading speeds, we’d still give iPage a slight advantage. iPage is a great value purchase at just $1.99/month. It comes with solid hosting features and decent reliability. However, most importantly, iPage has superior usability, and is far more beginner-friendly than DreamHost.

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