Written by Pavan Kumar on February 25, 2009
Yes, you are hearing it right. DreamHost provided very cheap web hosting on different occasions like New Year and Valentine’s day. And now, they are offering free hosting. Here are the details.
Dreamhost has recently started free web hosting for web applications – DreamHost Apps. This is currently under beta and this free service will be charged $50 per year after they come out of beta. BUT, if you are going to sign up as beta tester for them, you will get LIFETIME free account there.
You can setup different web softwares like WordPress, Drupal, ZenPhoto, phpBB, MediaWiki and Google Applications like calender, iGoogle, Google Docs and Google Sites.
1. You will get hosting at DreamHost, which is a trusted and reliable host. Though people say, its service is little bad these days, my friends who are using the same host since many days have no problems associated with DH.
2. No hidden fees. By signing you would lose only some 5 minutes of your life and no money. They don’t even need your credit card details to sign up.
3. You will get an account forever: They promise you, and I believe they are true. Beta testers will get lifetime account associated.
4. Support your domains: You can use their subdomain (subdomain.dreamhosters.com) or your own domain or you can also register for a new domain with them.
5. Fast and fully automatic application installers. You don’t need to bother anything related with installation of web applications, all will be done automatically.
1. You will not get FTP and SSH access.
2. No technical support for you free guys
3. You cannot install these apps directly into your domain root. Like it is not possible to have your wordpress installation on something.com, but you can do it on blog.something.com.
Note: The blog entry says, it needs invitation codes, but it did not ask for any such codes while registration. The total availability of accounts is 10,000 and currently only 6,000+ accounts left. Grab it quick.
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