Dreamhost Decennial

They’re is doing it again! To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, Dreamhost set up a coupon code to save $110.10 off their standard $119.40 yearly rate, which gets you a full year of hosting for less than ten bucks.

I first signed up with them back in July of 2005 when they were running a similar deal, and I am more than satisfied with the service I’ve received since then. While they have had a few problems over the last several years, you can’t find a better bargain for the price. When a deal like this comes along though, it gives the old “you get what you pay for” idiom whole new meaning.

Dreamhost used to have a set of 4 tiered plans for different levels of hosting, but now they just have one massive standard plan which includes:

  • 500GB of Disk Space (Increasing weekly by 2GB)
  • 5TB of Bandwidth (Increasing weekly by 40GB)
  • 1 Free Domain Registration
  • Ability to host unlimited domains/subdomains
  • Unlimited Emails, MySQL Databases, and FTP/Shell Users.
  • One-Click Installer for: WordPress, phpBB, ZenCart, Joomla, and more.
  • Ruby on Rails support
  • …and a whole lot more

Even if you are happy with your current hosting plan and have no plans of migrating to a new host, the free domain registration alone makes this deal worthwhile.

  1. Go to Dreamhost and click on the lemony, web 2.0 “Sign Up NOW!” starburst
  2. Select “Pay Yearly @ $9.95/mo: 9% off + no setup = $119.40
  3. Choose your domain name and enter your personal info
  4. Enter “101010” in the Promo Code box
  5. Checkout for only $9.30!
  6. Enjoy!

10 comments on “Dreamhost Decennial

Cool. thanks for the info, I’m sure I can come up with another URL for this price, and I like the idea of Rails support.

PS, did you think of a name for the bowling team yet =)

talk to you later!


How about “The WarBowlers“, and we all get the ThinkGeek Wi-Fi Detector Shirts as our team jerseys. 😛

Re: Domain Name
You don’t have to actually choose a domain name when you signup, you can pick one later if you’re not sure what you want to register.

Greg says:

Ruby on Rails… Nice. Any idea on how long is this promo going to last?

Greg says:

My post above is a little messed up.

Post looks fine to me, Greg. I think there maybe something goofy going on with my comment template CSS though because I’ve seen the right side of the comments getting cut off on some posts. Weird. I’ll have to look into it.

I’ve actually played around with Ruby on Rails through Dreamhost and it works just fine. Seemed a little slow to me, but that was back when they first implemented it (maybe a year or so ago?). I’m sure they’ve got all the bugs worked out by now. The promo probably won’t last very long at all. In fact, I saw a post on a forum this morning that said the code didn’t work. Since then, a coworker of mine and another friend signed up and it worked just fine. If anybody gets a message that says the coupon code isn’t working any more, please let me know so I can make a note at the top of this post. Thanks!

How about “The WarBowlers”, and we all get the ThinkGeek Wi-Fi Detector Shirts as our team jerseys. 😛

i like it! but, we have to go with a web 2.0 name, how about:

“The WarBwlrs” lol. =)

FYI: code still works, just used it.

Lisa says:

Jsson —

Can you use the promo code if you already have an account?

I’ve contacted dreamhost about it and am waiting on a response — just wondering if you knew.


Lisa says:

Well, I just got a response back from them — its only for new customers.

That’s a bummer. I suppose you could cheat the system by having a friend sign up, moving all your stuff to that account, and eventually switching the account info later. That’s the kind of thing you read in deal forums, but my moral compass would steer me away from such an idea. …and I have too many sites/databases/domains etc configured with my current dreamhost account to bother moving anyway.

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