Dreamhost is recommended as hosting choice number 2 by WordPress here:
It is very misleading and partial information. Average WP installation with 7-10 modules will not work on Dreamhoat, unless you buy VPS hosting.
They just lied to my wife, who claimed to be a new potential subscriber, that they give 150 MB of PHP memory. In fact, my installation, that uses about 40 mb memory gets 500 error all the time.
Dreamhost puts PHP memory limit PER ACCOUNT and you can not even think of running two WP websites on their "unlimited domains" account.
If you contact tech support with your 500 or 401 error, they suggest you to fo to VPS server. Simple like that.
If you already their user and would ask a straight question, how much memory you get on your shared account, DH will tell you "it is not "disclosed for security reasons". Try it yourself!
Word Press should reconsider their policy of advertising fraudulent businesses and to REMOVE Dreamhoast from their suggest hosters list.
Thanks for contacting DreamHost. Our shared service allows about 150MB or RAM so it sounds like your site will be a nice fit for our hosting service. If you want to get started now, you can sign up here:
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On Mon, 08 Aug 2011, you wrote:
> I have a website on WP, and I was suggested by the hoster, they can not have
> me on shared hosting, as I use 42 to 47 mb on very average.
> I found a reference to your hosting on WP website. I was suggested by the
> present host, who is a good man, to check with the potential host, if it will
> handle my memory usage without solisiting to purchase dedicated server.
> How much memory you give per domain?
> Thank you!