Here’s what Bennett had to say about the new service.
The service uses managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) instances running on isolated, highly scalable, tuned-for-WordPress physical servers. The application stack includes an automatically-configured in-memory caching layer for rocket-powered speed and works seamlessly with WordPress because it’s also optimized and tuned for the VPS environment. Add in robot-assisted migration that leverages DreamHost-developed open source contributions to the wp-cli tool, an easy control panel interface, and the advanced WordPress support that DreamHost is known for, and the result is a powerful yet ultimately usable and cost-effective hosted WordPress service.
Built into the service are automatic WordPress core updates, best-practice security configuration to prevent common attacks, automatic mod_security web firewall rule management, and application stack management, to name some of the key features. Plus, expert engineers are operating the DreamPress service 24/7, so even the most demanding implementations are equipped for non-stop operation.
The new DreamPress service is being offered at a cost of $19.95/mo and the standard Dreamhost refund policy of money-back within 97 days.
This is an impressive move by Dreamhost as they realized there is a growing need for managed WordPress hosting. Companies like WP Engine have been seeing high growth and Dreamhost wants a piece of the industry.
Here’s a coupon for the hosting, just use WPFORCE for $97 off a pre-paid annual plan.