I am currently looking for a new webhost to start my own website (probably for the video gaming community, but also for hosting of my own personal things)
I'm just curious as to how good dreamhost is. I've read some online reviews that say there is bad downtime, but has that been dealt with and/or was it actually that bad to begin with?
Also, I've seen the promotional codes and I'm just curious if those actually work. $97 off of a $190 plan? (the lowest one for 2 years) That seems kind of generous.
Another thing - are there any preinstalled scripts with DreamHost? Other companies such as HostRocket have a ton of preinstalled ones ( http://www.hostrocket.com/scripts.html ) and I'm curious as to if DreamHost has something similar.
I'm a novice to running a site (I've had one for a year under GoDaddy, but I haven't had much use of it), so things being simple would be a plus.
DreamHost definitely seems like a good buy, but I just want some advice to how good of a buy and if there is anything better.
Thanks in advance.