Dream Host Issue #1: Payment Gateway Problems.In a hurry? You can click here to jump to the conclusion or solution.
Dreamhost is a rip off. After finding a web hosting discount coupon, I signed up. This should have been easy but the Dreamhost Scam Team uses Google Checkout. Seems like a good idea, but it is not. Google Checkout has thousands of would be Dream Hosting clients who are very frustrated and want their money back. Just search for Google Checkout problems on Google and you can find it out for yourself.
Dreamhost Problem #2: Is This Host Blind?My problem with Google Checkout was that the account got stalled. My credit card showed that payment was made and also Google Checkout showed the payment, but Dream Host showed that they had not received any payment. After some digging I found out that this was a common problem with them. The Dreamhost Sucks Team has no contact number and no live chat support. I waited 5 days for some sign that the payment was made, but nothing happened.
Dreamhost Issue #3: No Response.I emailed the web host each and everyday, but there was no response. On the 6th day I threatened legal action and demanded a refund or immediate hosting account activation. Three hours later my account was activated. Finally.
No Problem.Now, to be honest, I had no further problems until recently. I repeat, for 3 months I had no problems. Downtime was minimal and response time was acceptable. But, continue reading to see what happened to me a month ago.
Dreamhost Problem #4: Cancelling Accounts For No Good Reason.Last month I received the following email from the sucking Dreamhost company: "We are sorry to inform you that we have disabled your account. This is due to a violation of our terms of service, specifically Material Products, Section 8: Customer agrees to not engage in activities pertaining to Black Hat SEO. Pursuant to this policy, the WordPress plugin "All in One SEO Pack" is prohibited on our web hosting servers." Now let me tell you this: the Wordpress plugin "All in One SEO Pack" is the world's most popular Wordpress plugin and is 100% White Hat SEO. It automatically optimizes any Wordpress blog for the Search Engines. It is rated 5 stars out of 6 and is currently being used by 6,999,981 webmasters worldwide. This makes it very clear that this company is the only hosting provider in the world who doesn't allow this indispensable, vital, essential, and crucial plugin. Dreamhost sucks even more than I expected. I cancelled my account and I am now a very happy hosting customer with another service. What a great company and professional support. Last but not least, this company has fewer account cancellations than any other service.
This is an actual customer story about the Dream Host scam submitted by Shandon Lewis - Arizona.