I think both hostmonster and dreamhost are fine hosts.
However, there is one feature in dreamhost that I needed bad.
You can host hundreds of domain with one folder. Just set up that all domains refer to one folder and that’s it. That’s the way to go.
I don’t think we can do that in cpanel can we? Also if we want to modify or upload lots of files, in cpanel we have to upload it one by one. Yes we can use batch ftp but that’s still problematic.
Also hostmonster doesn’t allow porn sites. That’s really sucks. I don’t want to get near religious bigots.
Hell, I’ll try the other one but I am quite happy with dreamhost right now even without the coupon code. Even without coupon code it’s already cheap anyway.
Some support told me that I have grown too big for shared hosting. They want me to move to PS.
However, sales told me that we can rent several dreamhost accounts. They really should make that clear in TOS. I don’t mind paying full price for each.
Also in regular cpanel hosting, I need to specify how much bandwidth each domain need. I often overallocate and under allocate. What a mess if you have 300 domains like me.
Now, in dreamhost no such headache.