What is DreamHost's DreamObjects Cloud Storage?
DreamHost is a Los Angeles-based web hosting provider and domain name registrar. It is the web hosting and cloud computing business owned by New Dream Network, LLC, founded in 1996. DreamHost began hosting customers' sites in 1997.
DreamHost's DreamObjects Cloud Storage can be useful for any WordPress owners to combine it with their WordPress Cloud Backup process. You can store each of your recurrent WordPress files backup and each of WordPress DB backup archives in your own cloud, inside your DreamHost Cloud account.
Why use DreamHost?
DreamObjects is a cost-effective cloud storage service. Use it to host static data for your websites, to store backups, or to develop the next big thing. You can access DreamObjects through our Panel, programmatically via standard APIs, or with a growing library of applications. It’s even compatible with Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift APIs.
DreamObjects Cloud Storage Price
DreamHost directly markets the price cost as Pre-Paid Plans. Prepaid plans are good if you store a lot of data as they offer bulk discounts over the usage-based billing. If you exceed your plan’s included storage, then it’s just 2.5¢/GB per month for additional storage. There are several storage plans available to best match your needs:
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Cost Estimation Calculator
Since, the price per Pre-Paid Plans, it is very easy to understand the advantage. Let's take "big WordPress customer" and do an estimative calculation. Assume a database big enough to have a 1GB archive file PLUS 100 GB of files under the hood, inside WordPress. Hourly DB backups and daily full backup is an extreme approach, but let's crunch the numbers. Database: 1GB X 24 hours X 31 days = 744 GB/month. Files: 100GB X 31 days = 3100 GB/month. Both would be 3844 GB/month. This means,that we need the 1 TB Pre-Paid Plan for $19.95 per month.
Now, let's consider, that we don't need ALL the existing backups, just the last 7 from each (database and files). We use our pre-paid plan merely 40% only, so, deleting is just for a clean account. The remaining data, that we plan to keep is still 3 times bigger than the next smaller pre-paid plan. No changes to monthly cost with this.
Now, let's consider, that somebody will crash the hosting server and erase everything, weekly. Then, you need to restore everything, weekly. If this happens to you, then consider switching immediately to owl power, as this is a borderline crazy scenario! Restoring would mean to download 5 times in a month a single database archive and a single file archive; always the last one, right before the server crash. Crunching the numbers for database: 1GB X 5 times = 5 GB/month PLUS for the files: 100 GB X 5 times = 500 GB/month would add up to a 505 GB extra Download cost. Billed as 5¢/GB of download bandwidth, your previous bill will jump to a whopping $25.25 per month just for Download, as extra Cost.
Total Cost for 1 Month is $45.2, at the end of this scenario. Still pretty decent, right?