If you’re having difficulties deciding between DreamHost and Squarespace, we’ve broken down their similarities and differences below to help. At the end, we’ll give you our best hosting advice.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 support
  • No phone support

Major Differences:

  • Squarespace is known for their aesthetically pleasing design templates
  • Squarespace functions as an all-in-one website builder
  • Squarespace  is ideal for designers, portfolios, photographers, boutique businesses, online shops and bloggers
  • DreamHost has faster page-loading speeds and more reliable uptime
  • DreamHost has a lengthy 97 day money-back guarantee, while Squarespace offers a short 14 day free trial

Plans:

DreamHost hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress
Squarespace hosting:
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Basic
  • Advanced

Prices:

DreamHost has the pricing advantage, with shared plans starting at $7.95/month. Squarespace’s cheapest plan, on the other hand, costs $12.00/month, and that’s only if you agree to a yearlong plan.

Conclusion:

We prefer DreamHost in this matchup. While Squarespace has the ability to create some beautiful websites, DreamHost simply outperforms Squarespace in all the major categories, including more reliable uptime, faster page-loading speeds, and superior technical support. To top it off, DreamHost has superior features and cheaper prices.

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