DreamHost PR stunt?

DreamHost is a web hiosting company. I’ve never hosted anything with them, but now I might. They’ve been EVICTED from their office spaces for drunken behaviour and other types of misconduct and they’ve blogged about it, with pictures and all (you should also read the comments, they are quite funny).

Would you host your website with a company whose offices look like this?



I don’t really know what to think about this. Many “serious” companies I’ve delat with in the past provide crappy service although their offices are sparky clean and they don’t do silly things like consume enough alcohol to get evicted. On the other hand it does seem ensettling that the company that you rely on to keep your data safe behaves like a college fraternity.

I did write about them however as others have done and that’s got to be worth something. After all, there’s no such thing as bad press, right?

4 Comments on “DreamHost PR stunt?”

By michael schurter. October 19th, 2007 at 16:10

The longer I’m with DreamHost, the less I like them.

But then again, they’re just yet-another-shared-hosting-provider. Are any of them good?

I’ve been looking at WebFaction for future hosting needs: http://www.webfaction.com/

At least they support Python! (DH says they do, but don’t listen to them… maybe simple Python CGI apps work, but I couldn’t get fastcgi to work.)

By gooli. October 19th, 2007 at 16:49

This site is hosted on http://www.site5.com and I can’t say I’m that happy with their service either.

Still, such an unusual approach to marketing is interesting in it’s own right. But somehow it seems they did that by accident and not after careful consideration of the possible repercussions.

By Popcorn. October 22nd, 2007 at 04:06

This explains a lot about their service.

By Steve. October 24th, 2007 at 09:51

I also highly recommend WebFaction … I’ve been with them for 6 months and so far it seems to “just work” …