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DreamHost is unique in that they developed, from scratch, their own web hosting panel and tools, instead of using commercial web panel software like cPanel, Plesk or whatever. It is unlike any other web panel you're likely to come across. It is a very simple, elegant, powerful, easy-to-understand and easy-to-use web panel.
Another thing for you to consider is that DreamHost is a really great, reliable web hosting company, definitely one of the best if not the best. They are very proficient technically, very friendly, have great tech support, care a lot about their customers' hosting experience and constantly strive to make it a good one. But perhaps their most important characteristic is their honesty: they won't give you the run-a-round when there's a problem, they'll just deal with it and fix it ASAP. They don't try to hide problems from their customers either; instead, they send out emails to inform us when they discover problems and let us know what they're going to do about them! Not that this happens very often, but when it does they face up to any problems right away.
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Another thing you could do is just sign up for a DreamHost WebID. You can get a WebID now and sign up for any hosting plan you like at any time in the future using that same WebID. With a WebID you can log on to this board and better participate in discussions, log in to DreamHost itself and park domains for free, etc. A WebID can give you a bit of a feel for what it's like to be a DreamHost customer without having a hosting plan and without having to pay anything at all! If you like it, you can sign up for the hosting plan that best fits your needs and budget, and still have that 91 day Money Back Guarantee as a safeguard in case you change your mind. If you don't like it, then don't sign up for any plan. It's no problem!