DreamHost Data Center Server Locations & Speed Test (UPDATED)

In this post I maintain up-to-date DreamHost server location & data center specs, and also a speed test with other useful information.

Generally server locations are undisclosed so this is based on my own research.

DreamHost Data Center

Tip! Read What Makes DreamHost “#1 for reliable web hosting”

DreamHost is an experienced web hosting provider founded in 1997; dedicated to remaining a privately held company with it’s own redundant Linux powered data center. They are connected to multiple service providers for optimized connectivity and guarantee a 100% uptime for all their customers.

Data Center Location

DreamHost has one server location in the city of Ashburn, in Virginia

Data Center 1: Virginia, United States

Read here for more about “Data Center Alley” on DreamHost.com

It’s run by DreamHost’s New Dream Network, LLC; headquartered in Los Angeles — which is also the heart of the hosting company’s management operations.

DreamHost Speed Test

I’ve conducted a speed test of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute’s DreamHost hosted website at Columbia University by using Pingdom Tools.

Read: DreamHost’s 100% uptime guarantee

DreamHost Speed Test

Their website uses the WordPress CMS; and despite a page size of more than 1MB and excessive amount of requests, a brief test result shows that they are managing to reach page loads of up-to just 511 ms from New York  also other US based testing locations were giving out similar speeds results.

This would suggest to rank DreamHost as a high-end hosting provider, despite the lack of released specifications about their server infrastructure and hardware.

Page load speeds of half a second or less measure a time that it roughly takes to blink ones eyes. However to reach such potential outside the US one would need to utilize CDN services (read more about that below).

About DreamHost

This is one of the most classic and well known web hosting companies that stand out from the crowd with personalized service. Contrary to a large part of existing big hosting services in the USA and other countries, they have not sold their souls to the corporate takeover by Endurance International Group (known as EIG).

With operations since 1997, they have managed to gather a big customer base — now attempting to reach half a million customers. They reconfigured their servers from the Debian architecture to Ubuntu OS in 2013. The company itself is located in Los Angeles and amount of staff is at around more than 100 personnel.

They offer a wide variety of hosting, cloud and domain registration services. Despite one single data center location, they boast as a global hosting company through their strategic US location — and DreamSpeed CDN services which brings fast worldwide connectivity to DreamHost customers on the Fastly network.

The global CDN network covers extensive locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia — Ashburn, San Jose, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, New York, Dallas, Minneapolis MN, Atlanta, Denver, Miami, Chicago, Columbus (USA); Montreal, Toronto (Canada); São Paulo (Brazil); Osaka (Japan); Hong Kong (HK); Dubai (United Arab Emirates); Tokyo (Japan); Madrid (Spain); Amsterdam (Holland); Singapore (SP); London (UK); Paris (France); Stockholm (Sweden); Frankfurt (Germany); Auckland, Wellington (New Zealand); Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney (Australia); Chennai, Mumbai (India); South Africa; Tel Aviv (Israel).

Available Hosting Plans:

  • Managed WordPress Hosting
  • Domain Names
  • Shared Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting

Info: Details on DreamHost’s Hosting Plans

Please, leave your questions/experience with DreamHost in comments below!

5 thoughts on “DreamHost Data Center Server Locations & Speed Test (UPDATED)”

  1. Hello
    I work for a web development business and we’re shopping around for a new company to host our clients’ websites. We have several very important things we’re looking for when it comes to web hosting, and I was wondering if you would be able to provide more information with how your services compare to the following criteria:

    1. Cloud hosting where servers are located in the US with US registered IP addresses.

    2. Resource scalable: How possible and how easy would it be to increase storage space, RAM, etc if we needed it?

    3. The ability to host websites using WordPress and Joomla content management systems.

    4. All hosting accounts managed using Web Host Manager (WHM).

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

  2. Hi
    Can you please help me understand data security and back up and data retention period, OS and Software stack upgrades.



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