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WebhostingPad vs. DreamHost

WebhostingPad vs. DreamHost

Some web hosting companies just want to do things a little differently. It is no different with companies like WebHostingPad and DreamHost. Both of these quality web hosts not only offer outstanding web hosting service, but they make different choices about their employees, the environment, as well as their own bottom line that has a positive impact on the customer.

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Both companies have a great environmental policy. WebHostingPad has determined to instill environmentally-friendly office policies such as going totally paperless, as well as using less energy with their technology. DreamHost encourages their employees to be “business casual” and take ownership of the customers they serve. They also state that their carbon footprint has been “neutralized.”

So how do these types of policies affect their web hosting service. Read our review and comparison below to find out.


WebHostingPad offers a great shared-server plan for an even greater price. For as little as $1.99 (5 years prepaid) to $3.99 (1 year prepaid), you get every feature you could possibly use for almost any size website.

The DreamHost plan also offers a comparable shared-server plan for $8.95 per month.

Products and Services

WebHostingPad provides a free domain registration for new customers. Customers without a website can take advantage of a free site builder tool, or buy professional web services directly from the company. They also provide a 99.999% uptime guarantee with a 30 day money back guarantee.

Also, DreamHost provides their hosting customers with VPS, colocation, and dedicated server plans for their customers who grow out of a shared hosting plan. DreamHost also offers a 99.99% uptime guarantee (stated as 100% uptime on their website), along with a 97 day money back guarantee.

Web Hosting Features

For a single shared server hosting plan, both companies pack a lot of punch for their clients. Both plans offer unlimited disk storage, bandwidth, hosted domains, email accounts, and MySQL databases. Both provide outstanding security features, as well as plenty of support for scripting and programming languages. Multi-media is also supported from both companies. Basically, no matter what size your website is, any feature you could ever need is there.

Customer Service

Both companies are aware of how support is valued from their customers. That is why both companies take great efforts to provide outstanding support. Both can be contacted for live support 24 hours a day. However, DreamHost only offers live support via online support ticket through the customer web panel. WebHostingPad offers 24 hour support via phone, chat, email, online support ticket, and even Skype.

WebHostingPad also offers their customers the best in control panel software with cPanel. DreamHost provides a self-designed control panel, but doesn’t live up to the quality of cPanel created by Parallels.


When it comes to choosing a company that does things differently, both WebHostingPad and DreamHost fits the bill. Both have comparable plans. However, WebHostingPad offers the best price available for their plan, as well as unprecedented 24 hour live customer support. For these reasons, WebHostingPad gets our recommendation.

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