Squarespace vs DreamHost

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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