Meet DreamPress 2! Faster & More Powerful Managed WordPress Hosting.

Now with SSDs, PHP 5.5 with OPcache & optional HHVM. Only $24.95/mo $19.95/mo when you sign up for an annual plan.


The fastest managed WordPress hosting is here.

Hosted on virtual private servers, DreamPress 2 is a super fast and highly reliable managed WordPress hosting service from DreamHost. We’ve added speed enhancing features such as Solid State Drives (SSDs), PHP 5.5 with OPcache and optional HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) so you’ll never again have to risk site slowdowns, website errors, or frustrated visitors. With DreamPress 2, you get a WordPress-optimized server environment managed by your friends at DreamHost so you can focus on creating an amazing website.

  • 30GB of SSD Storage

    For increased speed, all of your files are hosted on high-performance SSD drives.

  • 2.1 Million Monthly Visitors

    Bring on the traffic! DreamPress 2 can support the largest websites so don’t be shy. Drive all the traffic you want to your own site. DreamPress 2 can take it! Read more.

  • Auto-Scaling RAM

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

  • Automatic WordPress Installation & Updates

    WordPress is automatically installed on your DreamPress 2 account. Plus, we'll upgrade your site to the latest version of WordPress when released.

  • Unlimited Email Addresses

    Create and manage as many email addresses as you want with unlimited POP/IMAP/SMTP accounts, plus unlimited autoresponders and more.

  • 24/7 WordPress Support

    World class in-house tech support from WordPress experts is available to you via live chat, Twitter or email.

  • Control Panel Management

    In addition to the DreamHost control panel that you’ll use to manage your account, you’ll continue to use the standard WordPress web panel to setup and edit your WordPress site.

  • Hosted on Virtual Private Servers

    With DreamPress 2, your WordPress site is hosted on an isolated virtual private server so no more noisy neighbors disrupting your website like on shared hosting.

  • Isolated MySQL Database Servers

    Your MySQL database is hosted on yet another isolated virtual private server where we maintain and manage the server.

As low as $19.95 per month!
WAS $24.95 SAVE 20%

Faster than a speeding bullet.

We’ve added some extras to make your WordPress site or blog load as fast as a speeding bullet:

  • New Solid State Drives (SSDs)

    Your WordPress site will be faster hosted on SSDs with faster caching.

  • New PHP 5.5 with OPcache

    A match made heaven, PHP 5.5 with OPcache is simply faster and more compatible with 3rd party WordPress plugins. This marriage just adds to the awesomeness of DreamPress 2.

  • New Hip Hop Virtual Machine (HHVM beta)

    HHVM is Facebook’s faster replacement for PHP. As of WordPress 3.9 and HHVM 2.0, the two work beautifully together. HHVM can be enabled in your control panel.

  • Varnish 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.

  • Memcached

    We’ve fine-tuned our Memcached settings which results in faster load times, and fewer requests to the MySQL database. This means you can have more simultaneous visitors on your site.

As low as $19.95 per month!
WAS $24.95 SAVE 20%

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Read how PC Mag compares us to other notable hosting providers.

Even more awesome features:

  • Use any theme or plugin
  • PHP 5.5
  • MySQL database
  • WP-CLI pre-installed
  • 1 dedicated IP
  • $100 Google AdWords credit
  • SFTP/FTP access
  • Full shell (SSH) w/Git available
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Pay monthly, or save up to 20% when you pay annually:

Plans & Service Pricing
(billed annually)
(billed monthly)
Setup Fees FREE
Control Panel Add-Ons Pricing
SSL Certificates
(purchase from your control panel)
Additional Unique IP Address
(purchase from your control panel)

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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 5.5 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 that 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 will automatically install WordPress and we’ll automatically upgrade you to the latest version of WordPress when it’s released.

Furthermore, 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.

In addition, WordPress is automatically installed on every instance of DreamPress 2. On our shared hosting plan, WordPress can be installed through our 1-Click Install feature located in the DreamHost control panel.

BOOM! Take that shared hosting!

2.1 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, 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, at this time 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 account. 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.

Do you have any content restrictions?

As long as you aren’t doing anything illegal with your content then you’re good to go.

Ready to sign up? Awesome.