Sadly, i closed my DreamHost acct within an hour of signing-up. This is despite the many hours of research that lead me to believe DreamHost was my best option.
I read reviews/comparisons on many other sites that said you can't beat the value/service that DreamHost provides. During this research i clicked on promos to get a better sense of the deals available. Unfortunately, when doing this a cookie was unknowingly stored on my browser.
Knowing that a link might implement a promo, i directly entered the DreamHost website with the intent of entering a promo to see what plan i was signing-up for. I searched for DreamHost on Google, clicked on the direct link to DreamHost, and began the sign-up process.
Nowhere in the sign-up process did it mention that a cookie was being applied to my profile/acct. Unfortunately, the sign-up process was completed before I new what hosting plan i was agreeing to. New users should have the opportunity to see what they're agreeing to before making an agreement.
When discussing this with chat personnel they defended this with the argument that they must honor the affiliate providing them traffic. I have no problem with this as long as i know which promo (& hosting plan) i was agreeing to. Also, this would give the credit to the affiliate that actually gave me the best justification for choosing DreamHost, not one of the many affiliate links i looked at.
I expected more from a service that came so highly recommended.