WebHostingBuzz VS DreamHost on Managed VPS Hosting Comparison

WebHostingBuzz VS DreamHost on Managed VPS Hosting Comparison

Nov 17, 2015

Being in the hosting industry for many years, both WebHostingBuzz and DreamHost offer VPS hosting service. However, making a choice between them is not that easy. The WebHostingBuzz vs DreamHost comparison is made to have an in-depth analysis of their price, feature, performance and support.

Before proceeding on, you can have a look at the following overall rating table of WebHostingBuzz and DreamHost.

Rating WebHostingBuzz DreamHost
Reputation 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars
Price 4 of 5 stars 4.5 of 5 stars
Feature 3.5 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars
Speed 3 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars
Uptime 3 of 5 stars 3.5 of 5 stars
Technical Support 4 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars
Read More WebHostingBuzz Review DreamHost Review

Similar Aspect They Share – Green Hosting

Both companies attach great importance to green hosting and they indeed make some efforts to reduce their impact on the environment.

WebHostingBuzz works with an organization called The Woodland Trust (TWT) and has planted double the amount of trees needed to absorb the carbon they produce. What worth mentioning is that their servers use 27% less power than the average server and they recycle more than 70% of their office waste.

By purchasing what are called Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), DreamHost neutralizes the carbon emissions related to their electricity use. Instead of offsetting their electricity related emissions, they are able to avoid them by greening their energy at the source.

WebHostingBuzz Edges over DreamHost

Scalable VPS Hosting Options

WebHostingBuzz Scalable VPS Hosting OptionsBoth hosts have relatively budget-friendly VPS hosting services compared with the average level ranging from $15/mo to $200/mo. However, WebHostingBuzz actually has an edge on providing more scalable hosting packages.

There are 7 VPS hosting packages at WebHostingBuzz. You can check the detailed price information of all the available solutions in the list below.

  • Cheaper options ???VPS1, VPS2, VPS3 and VPS4, which regularly start at $14.95/mo, $29.95/mo, $44.95/mo, $59.95/mo.
  • Premium options ???VPS5, VPS6 and VPS7, which regularly start at $74.95/mo, $89.95/mo and $104.95/mo.

DreamHost only offers 4 VPS hosting services which are respectively priced at $15/mo, $30/mo, $60/mo and $120/mo. Without doubt, WebHostingBuzz has more scalable VPS hosting packages for you to choose.

Technical Support

Technical support is one of the concerns when purchasing hosting services. To give you a clear look at what support they offer, we made the following table.

Technical Support WebHostingBuzz DreamHost
Email Yes Yes
Live Chat Yes Yes
Ticket System Yes Yes
Phone Yes No
FAQs Yes Yes
Wiki Yes Yes
Forum Yes Yes

Both web hosts offer 24×7 technical support via email, live chat and ticket system. They have employed professional and experienced support staffs who are always ready to come to your aid whenever you need.

Besides, they also offer other resources, like FAQs, wiki and forum, so that you can get useful solutions if you want to solve problems on by yourself.

The difference is that DreamHost does not offer free phone support, so you have to spend additional money if you do need this kind of service.

DreamHost Edges over WebHostingBuzz

What They Offer in the Packages

We have already known that WebHostingBuzz and DreamHost respectively offer 7 and 4 VPS hosting packages. Though both companies have certain allocation of RAM, storage, bandwidth, IP address included in each package, DreamHost is more rich-featured.

To see the diffidence between them, you can check the following comparison table based on the VPS1 of WebHostingBuzz and the entry-level plan of DreamHost.

Feature WebHostingBuzz DreamHost BlueHost
Plan VPS1 Plan1 Standard
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 2 GB
Storage 20 GB 30 GB 30 GB
Bandwidth 250 GB Ulimited 1 TB
Hosted Domains Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
IP Address 1 1 1
Control Panel cPanel Web-based Custom cPanel
1-click installer Yes Yes Yes
PHP & MySQL Yes Yes Yes
Perl, Python, Ruby Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu No Yes Yes
Node.js No Yes Yes
Ruby Version Manager No Yes Yes

According to the table, it is true that DreamHost is better than WebHostingBuzz, but is lacking behind some truly great hosting providers like BlueHost.

Uptime

Both WebHostingBuzz and DreamHost claim to guarantee 100% uptime. Are they really that confident to live up to the promise? Please go on.

WebHostingBuzz operates out of 4 carrier-grade North American datacenters where they maintain their own private colocation and run their own dedicated infrastructure. Besides, each of their data center is equipped with a Cisco powered core network, 4 x Generators, 4 x UPS Systems and 100% Power SLA.

However, it fails to achieve 100% uptime on average.

WebHostingBuzz VPS Uptime

DreamHost does not operate data centers itself though, it has collaborated with collocation provider located in Los-Angeles for quality data center facilities and advanced network services. In addition, redundant power supply, climate control, cooling system, fire suppression and 24×7 monitoring are also included.

Hence, DreamHost is able to do a better job than WebHostingBuzz.

DreamHost VPS Uptime

Speed

To deliver a fast speed, both web hosts has done a lot. WebHostingBuzz uses the high performance web servers, advanced routing, switching technology, high quality SSD, and network monitoring.

WebHostingBuzz VPS Server Response Time

As for DreamHost, this host comes with many advanced technologies in each package to ensure maximum of speed, including SSD drives, CloudFlare CDN and DreamSpeed CDN.

DreamHost VPS Server Response Time

However, according to our monitoring in the last 30 days, DreamHost has a better server response time record, taking averagely 142ms, while the latter 625ms.

Extra Benefits

DreamHost also comes with other benefits that WebHostingBuzz does not include.

  • $100 Google Adwords credits included in each package
  • Free domain private protection

Conclusion

According to this comparison, both DreamHost and WebHostingBuzz are lacking behind each other for some aspects, such as the budget-friendliness, feature richness, page loading speed, uptime and technical support. In this case, we highly recommend to choose the below options.