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How does WPMU DEV Hosting compare to DreamHost? Our team gets asked questions like this every day. There are a few significant differences in the two services, so we've compiled a list here to help you in your research.

As of October 2019
WPMU DEV
DreamHost

Datacenters
The locations of datacenters where you can host your site.

USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, India, Singapore
USA only

Dedicated IP Address
Each site is assigned its own IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

Yes
Not available

WordPress Multisite Support
The option to host WordPress Multisite networks.

Yes

Hacked Site Cleanup
If your site is compromised or broken due to a hack, experts will help restore and clean it up.

Yes

Live Chat Support
Personalized and expert support with anything WordPress.

Yes
Closed 8 hours per day

Uptime Guarantee
The percentage of uptime promised in a given month. If this is not met, credit is given back to customers.

None found

Monthly Cost
For comparison, this is the expected cost of 3 average small-business sites when paid monthly (in USD).

$49
$75

Support When You Need It

Both services have highly-rated support, though it is important to note that with DreamHost, live chat is closed for 8 hours each day.

Security As An Add On

DreamHost offers addons for hacked site cleanup and doesn’t offer security scanning for known vulnerabilities in plugins and themes on lower plans. WPMU DEV includes both with a membership, even for sites you are hosting elsewhere.

Global Data Centers

While Dreamhost only has US locations, our 12 international data centers not only provide localized content delivery but are both EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Certified for security compliance around the world.

WordPress Multisite Support

Many hosts limit the use of WordPress Multisite, but DreamHost goes as far as to not provide help and support when you use it. We are the original WordPress Multisite experts and fully support it.