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Are you looking to create a website and have your own webhost? It is very simple but the first step is to find a dependable webhost company. We tried over 10 webhost companies (Servage, GoDaddy, Hostmonster, Blue host and may more) in the past 8 years and found the most affordable and dependable was DreamHost

There is nothing to loose you always have your 97 days money back grantee but further if you use our promo coupon you can take 90 USD OFF just use promotional discount coupon code: 





That gives you a One Year webhost for only 29.40 bucks.

Below is a table comparing popular webhosts and any hidden limtations they have. If you have updates to this please comment.

Feature Dreamhost Hostmonster GoDaddy (Delux)
Price/Month $8.95 $6.95 $6.99
Price Promo 1yr $107.4-90=$17.4 /first year Adhoc 5.95$x12=$71.4 $6.64×12=$79.68
Host Unlmited Domains Yes Yes Yes
Hosting Space Unlimited “Unlimited” but if high your account will be suspended 150GB
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited 1500GB
SSH Access By Default Need to send ID Can be requested no ID needed
CPU Limit No Limitation 60Sec then Site suspended No Limitation
Uptime 99.9 99.9 99.9
MYSQL Databases Unlimited 100 25
Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
First Yr Domain Registration Free Yes Yes No
Custom Cronjob Yes Yes Yes
Tech Support Chat, Email Ticket system(response time: 1-24hours),Phone: only call back Phone, Chat, Ticket(Response time 1-24 Hours) Phone,Ticket(slow 1 Day response time)
Install Custom PHP Yes Simple see article here No No
Max File Upload Size 7MB, unlimited with Custom PHP install 2MB, can be increased with copying php to all folders, still limited with CPU time limit 7MB
Can host Adult Content Yes No Yes
Loading speed for a 64kb website size 2-3 Seconds performance is stable since dreamhost upgraded to new servers 2-3 Seconds, performance was stable 5-6 Seconds
Midnight Commander Installed by default Not installed and can not install it Not sure



This article is a slightly modified article from a great blog post at about how to have our own php.ini with dreamhost.Thank you for your work:
0-Set up your domain for FastCGI (usually it is the case by default)
Login your Dreamhost, enter Manage Domains, Edit your domain setup, in Web Options->PHP mode, select ‘PHP 5 FastCGI’

  1. Download DreamHost Custom PHP.ini from DeamHost Scripts and Tips. Or attached here as of today dh-phpini
  2. Extract the dh-phpini.php from and upload it to you website root.
  3. Open dh-phpini.php in you browse. Example:
  4. Then, this result shows,
  5. After install, this script create ‘cgi-bin’ folder in you website root, including ‘php.ini’ files in the folder, and add this lines in you .htaccess file, if they are not there already:

AddHandler fastcgi-script fcg fcgi fpl
AddHandler php-fastcgi .php
Action php-fastcgi /cgi-bin/dispatch.fcgi

6. Default, the Max upload file size increase to 20M, if you want to change to more, edit php.ini file in ‘cgi-bin’ folder like this,

post_max_size = 50M

upload_max_filesize = 50M

7.For changes to the new php.ini file to take effect , you’ll probably need to restart FastCGI for them to take effect.

Unfortunately you can’t do this from the Dreamhost Control Panel. You need to log in via SSH, and issue the command “killall -9 php5.cgi” to restart FastCGI.

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