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Likelihood to Recommend

DreamHost

Dreamhost was previously a great web host with reliable service and top-notch features, but I can no longer recommend them. If you're looking for web hosting on a Linux platform (such as running PHP or platforms like Wordpress, Jooma, or Drupal), with simple pricing services, then this is the great service for you. One big downside is lack of phone customer support. This is especially frustrating because of their many issues the last few weeks, which aren't easily resolved or addressed by their team.
Derek Letellier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Domains

Single domain users and small businesses, yes. Great for those just needing one domain and an easy interface to build or buy their website. For those with a bunch of domain names to house them all, Google Domains isn’t the place for you. They are lacking in the bulking capabilities that GoDaddy and HostGator provide.
Erin Ruoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

DreamHost

  • Customer service is industry-best. We've never had a problem that wasn't solved by them almost immediately.
  • Their dashboard is extremely easy to use and doesn't cause any confusion at all.
  • Their website speeds are good but not great. In an age when speed is important, they are good enough, especially for the price.
  • They have a great backup feature.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Domains

  • Labeling and folders. It is easy to set up Google Domains to autodetect words in inbound emails and then pre-sort the emails appropriately.
  • Ease of use for executive staff and very good email portability to mobile phones or iPads.
  • UI - it is much more intuitive in my opinion than Outlook.
  • Forwarding - again much more intuitive than other email platforms.
Becky Jewell Laughton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DreamHost

  • They could have better deploy solutions for not so experienced users
  • More integration with external services to automate some tasks
  • Better ways to track hosting performance
  • The user management could be easier to understand
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Domains

  • In the infrequent occasions that there is an issue or question that comes up, they could REALLY improve customer support. To be honest, the support is nonexistent and requires you to read through loads of technical FAQs and write in, which is very frustrating. Luckily there are so few issues with it that you really don’t have to worry!
Suzy Vera, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DreamHost

DreamHost 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We have every intention of staying with Dreamhost, but we are a tad concerned with the company's recent involvement in high profile litigation and controversial topics. While we don't take a position one way or another on what type of content they should host, one concern we have is that repeated attacks on their infrastructure have caused significant downtime during business hours for us, and that's something we'll have to take into consideration going forward.
Derek Letellier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Domains

Google Domains 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Unless the product goes away, I'll continue using it.
Tyler Longren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DreamHost

No score
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Google Domains

Google Domains 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very easy to use interface and the steps to create the domain is short and sweet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DreamHost

DreamHost 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Whether we're calling in on the phone, live chatting or emailing, we get immediate high-quality, native English-speaking support. This cannot be overstated when it comes to hosting, because support tickets are usually time sensitive and high stress. I've always had great experiences with the limited times we've needed to use DreamHost support. We've dealt with support for many other providers and no one comes close to DreamHost.
Stephen Steinberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Domains

Google Domains 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I am assuming that it is good. I have never had a need to use Google Domains support, which means that they are doing something right because my domains are working, and their website is designed well enough that I do not have to reach out for help.
JaCoby Marston, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DreamHost

We've tried a few other WordPress-specific hosts, as well as other shared hosting providers (Rackspace, WPEngine, and others). We have found that DreamHost gives the best balance of cost, performance, and features, for our needs. All vendors have their own pitfalls and shortcomings, and DreamHost isn't without its own, but it works for us.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Domains

GoDaddy is great, but what I really like about Google Domains when compared to GoDaddy is the ease of centralization. Our email, calendar, accounts, domain, etc was all handled in one place and that made things really easy. You could also access domains easily and quickly by being logged into your email, instead of worrying about yet another log in.
Brad Price | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DreamHost

  • The service can really be a positive value with its very solid performance and lack of downtime issues found with other services.
  • For those with limited hosting or web development knowledge, the service can be a challenge to fully utilize. Sometimes this may mean additional training.
  • The service also provides a number of expansion opportunities for growing with greater functionalities.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Domains

  • Being able to host my URL with Google Domains is one less thing I have to worry about in my writing career.
  • I'm sure having my URL, which is my name, with Google Domains also helps people find me via Google's search engine.
  • Its ease of integration with other Google products, especially Google Apps for Business, is a huge plus for marketing and day-to-day work.
Cameron Aubernon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DreamHost

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Domains

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

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