DreamPress 2

Optimized WordPress hosting

Designed for performance, DreamPress 2 is the blazing fast and highly reliable WordPress hosting service. Preconfigured so you don't have to.

Only $16.95/mo when you sign up for an annual plan.

Get started with ease

DreamPress 2 comes with pre-installed and preconfigured with WordPress making it easy to get up and running.

Tuned for performance

DreamPress 2 is designed with optimum performance—with multiple layers of caching, isolated server resources, and a highly tuned version of PHP.

24/7 WordPress ninja support

WordPress experts are available night and day to help you whenever you need it.

As low as $16.95 per month!

Pay annually and save 15% off our regular price of $19.95

Plus more DreamHost features

  • Plenty of email

    Set up lots of email accounts for your new domain. And use the exciting new atmail web client to read and create your emails.

  • Easy to navigate control panel

    The DreamHost control panel makes it easy to manage your hosting account, view your configuration and review options to your service.

  • Automatic updates

    Your WordPress sites are kept up to date with the latest stable version—to keep you protected from security risks!

  • Ready for ecommerce

    DreamPress 2 gives you a private IP address that is dedicated to your site. Combine that with a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate and your favorite ecommerce plugin and you are ready to go.

  • Excellent bandwidth

    Bring on the traffic! Your traffic spikes are handled whenever you run promotions or anything else that increases site visitors.

  • Rock-solid Security

    A WordPress-specific firewall blocks known vulnerabilities and offers brute-force attack mitigation. Insuring your WordPress website's protection is a high priority with DreamPress.

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DreamPress 2 specs are impressive!

  • Dual VPS Servers

    With DreamPress 2, two VPS containers are configured on two different VPS servers, one for the web front end and one for MySQL. This guarantees awesome performance.

  • 30GB SSD

    Your WordPress site is faster hosted on Solid State Drives than normal spinning drives. WordPress code is retrieved at near the speed of light!

  • Auto-scaling RAM

    DreamPress 2 dynamically auto-scales its resources so you can relax knowing your site will remain online as traffic grows.

  • Multi-layer Caching

    Automatically set up on DreamPress, Varnish sits in front of and is faster than Apache. Varnish improves latency and provides a layer of caching protection for your site during traffic spikes. In addition, Memcached has been set up with your WordPress installation to provide faster load times and fewer requests to the MySQL database.

  • PHP 5.6 with OPcache

    A match made in heaven, PHP 5.6 with OPcache is simply faster and more compatible with third party WordPress plugins. Result: WordPress runs significantly faster.

  • Optional PHP 7 or HHVM

    PHP 7, the latest version, is available with DreamPress 2. HHVM, or Hip Hop Virtual Machine, is Facebook's faster replacement for PHP. The right version is preconfigured to work beautifully together with your WordPress site. Optionally enable either in the control panel.

  • WP-CLI

    The powerful WP-CLI utility is pre-installed with DreamPress 2 to offer you access to its set of WordPress management abilities through SSH if you prefer a command line interface.

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DreamPress 2 FAQs

What is DreamPress 2?

DreamPress 2 is the latest version of DreamHost’s managed WordPress Hosting service. The main difference between DreamPress 2 and DreamPress 1 is speed. Unlike DreamPress 1, all sites on DreamPress 2 are hosted on SSD drives and support PHP 5.6 with OPcache. DreamPress 2 also supports HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine), Facebook’s faster replacement for PHP. HHVM is a beta feature on DreamPress 2 and can be enabled in your control panel. What does all this mean? DreamPress 2 outruns DreamPress 1 by a mile.

Also, check out our blog post to learn more about the evolution of DreamPress 2.

What happened to DreamPress 1?

All customers on DreamPress 1 have been migrated to DreamPress 2. DreamPress 1 has now been put to bed and is resting peacefully.

What is Managed WordPress Hosting?

At DreamHost, this means we manage the WordPress virtual private servers while you focus on managing the content of your website. When you sign up for DreamPress 2, we’ll automatically install WordPress and we’ll automatically upgrade you to the latest version of WordPress when it’s released.

Also, we backup all WordPress sites and our system administration team fine tunes the virtual private servers your WordPress site and MySQL database live on.

In summary, you don’t have to worry about constant WordPress updates, administering your virtual private server or backing up your files. That’s our job. You just focus on your website and your business.

What is the difference between using DreamPress 2 and Shared Hosting?

Three words: VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVERS! With DreamPress 2, all WordPress sites are hosted on its own isolated virtual private server. All MySQL databases are also hosted on an isolated virtual private server.

Another difference, WordPress is automatically installed on every instance of DreamPress 2. On our shared hosting plan, you can install WordPress using the 1-Click Installer located in the DreamHost control panel.

BOOM! Take that shared hosting!

Over 2 Million visits per month? Are you crazy?

We don't limit the visitors to your site, or have any overages for traffic. Many customers asked us for a direct comparison for our competitors’ offerings, so we took a look at the performance of DreamPress 2 using loader.io, an independent benchmarking tool. This estimate is based on 50-100 un-cached visitors per minute (averaging 3 page views each) on a basic WordPress install filled with content. Under most circumstances, your site will be able to sustain significantly higher traffic levels due to DreamPress 2's multi-level caching systems.

Is there only one DreamPress 2 plan?

Yes, there is only one DreamPress 2 plan. Don’t worry though, we’re always working on improvements so additional plans may be available in the future.

How many sites can be hosted on DreamPress 2?

At this time, you can can only host one domain name per DreamPress 2 instance. Need another instance of DreamPress 2 for another site? No problem. additional instances of DreamPress 2 can be ordered and managed through your DreamHost control panel.

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