DreamHost offers over 500,000 domains and is growing. DreamHost features various hosting plans to suit personal or business websites and has some great scripts for blogging and photo galleries too. DreamHost is employee-owned and has a helpful team that offers tremendous 24-hour support. DreamHost has been running since 1997 and is one of the top hosting providers available today.
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A week ago I moved to DreamHost. Despite some minor issues, I have been extremely satisfied with my experience. This satisfaction can be attributed mainly to their great support and slick web panel. For instance, when I made a stupid error in my .htaccess file, they had it fixed within two hours. Unfortunately, it is true that DreamHost's uptime is not fabulous. However, if you simply get in touch with them, they will help you to fix the issue in a courteous and professional manner. When I had issues with uptime, they were there through the whole process. The first time I had downtime, they checked over my server and tracked its state. Then, when it continued, they reimbursed me with one month of free hosting. When the issue continued, they moved me to a new server which has been rock solid every since. A combination of great support, low price, and plenty of features makes DreamHost my favorite host.
Dreamhost have the best features I've found for affordable shared hosting : basically they offer all the features competitors have, PLUS you get SSH access and SVN repositories. Cheap (around $8 a month, depending on your payment), full featured (unparred from what I've seen). Dream host ? Almost.
Their uptime is the problem that will make me leave them eventually. 2 or 3 times a week my monitoring system warns me about server being down for a couple of minutes or sometimes a couple of hours.
If uptime is critical to you, either because your adsense earnings or your ego cannot stand one hour offline, I would not recommend them. The only reason I'm staying there is because I value more SSH & SVN over those relatively minor outages.