Anne van Kesteren

TLS: issues with DreamHost

Update: since writing this DreamHost has upped their game. gets an A+ on SSL Server Test. The first four bullet points below no longer apply.

There are numerous issues with TLS on DreamHost in a shared hosting setup unfortunately.

To be honest, if I did not have this legacy and started looking for a solution today for twenty-thirty domains and as many subdomains, I would likely not pick DreamHost and try to figure out setting up something myself on a VPS. DreamHost is great value, but it does not offer perfection and that is irking.

Reportedly DreamHost will be improving this as they switch their server OS. Once they do I will update this post.