Dreamhost is definitely a unique web hosting company. They are owned by their employees. They are a tight knit family and they are not looking to sell out to investors or media conglomerates or other gigantic companies who care more about the bottom line than providing solid web hosting. They are just a quality bunch of real people looking to provide quality hosting to their customers.
Dreamhost offers some truly unbelievable standard features including 200 MB of web space and 2 TB of bandwidth and that is not a typo, 2 full Terabytes! In addition to the standard features Dreamhost offers each an every one of their customers a free domain name and incremental increasing disk space and bandwidth forever. Every week they will upgrade your hosting account with an extra 1 GB of disk space and 16 GB of bandwidth.
Dreamhost has been in the hosting game for over 9 years now and when it comes to reliability they know what they are doing. They are so confident that you will love their security and uptime that they offer all of their customers and unheard of 97 day money back guarantee. If you decide, within the first 97 days of your time with them that DreamHost isn't for you, they will gladly close your account and refund any payments you've made to them within those first 3+ months.
Developed entirely in-house, the Dreamhost custom web panel can't be found anywhere else. Having access to the nuts and bolts of the entire hosting operation enables them to add features to the panel based on direct customer feedback. Their web control panel is an integral part of what they offer, and we believe it to be the fastest, most feature filled account control panel in the industry. You can access your billing information, create or modify your MySQL databases, configure your account, create email aliases, and much more.
Dreamhost has more support options than any other hosting company out there today. They really make a point to reach out to their customers with their wiki, blog, discussion board, phone, and personal web panel email support. The best part, as I said before, is that these are real people. They are like you and I and they will get you through any problem you might have like a living breathing human being should and not like a technical jargon speaking robot.