In the past few days I’ve tried to find out a bit more about DH, through Google and by asking several people I know about their experiences (so far this host has been recommended to me on two different forums). There’s one thing I haven’t yet understood - the referral system.
On one hand, many sites that link to DH have some affiliate code in the link that apparently gives them a bonus - I’ve seen the description of Dreamhost Rewards on the website, and this appears to be it.
On the other, some sites offer some kind of “promotional code” or “promo code” that is supposed to give a discount to anyone who signs up with it.
What I haven’t yet understood is how these two programs are related - especially since they seem to be mutually exclusive (the signup form states that “entering a promo code waives the right to say who referred you”). What is the difference between the promo codes and the rewards program?
Edit: And looking more closely, why are promo codes different from each other? I’ve seen some offering 97$, others just 50$ - what is the difference between these?