Thursday, January 05, 2006
DreamHost just upped the disk space and bandwidth for all their plans by an insane amount. The lowest plan now offers 20GB of space, and 1TB of bandwidth, and these amounts grow every week. 20GB is two thirds the size of my computer’s hard drive! And I just moved from DH! My account with them doesn’t expire until March though. I feel tempted to continue hosting there and use it for file storage. Except I can’t imagine what to put there.
Here’s part of DreamHost’s newsletter, announcing the disk/bandwidth upgrade:
But first, other webhosts are upping their disk space.
Don’t count on DreamHost to fall behind in this foot race.
From that it seems like DH is trying to keep up with the competition. Are there really other hosts really offering this much for such a low price? And are these hosts reliable?
In December LiveJournal gave all permanent account holders 10GB of Scrapbook space. Paid account holders got 1GB. You can upload images, and supposedly videos, to the Scrapbook. A 1 year Flickr paid account, which costs about the same as a LiveJournal 1 year paid account, offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth. It all seems like so much for so little.
It might just be me. I’m still ogling the 2+ GB of space that gmail offers.