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Ryan Robinson
Entrepreneur and Content Marketing Consultant
Ryan Robinson - Entrepreneur and Content Marketing Consultant

Hosting Plans Built For Your Purpose

Transparent pricing and a 100% Uptime Guarantee.

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Shared Starter

Great for new WordPress sites or small sites without much traffic that are just getting started.

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SAVE 63% Over Monthly

  • 1 Website
  • Unlimited Traffic

    Unlimited Traffic

    We don’t track bandwidth or traffic, so you never have to worry about pesky overage fees.

  • WordPress Pre-installed

    WordPress Pre-installed

    We install WordPress so you don't have to.

  • Fast SSD Storage
  • New WP Website Builder
  • New Free Automated WordPress Migrations

    Free Automated WordPress Migrations

    Easily migrate your existing WordPress site over to DreamHost using the free DreamHost Automated Migration plugin.

  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Free Domain Privacy
  • Add Email as low as $1.67/mo
  • 97 Day Money-Back Guarantee
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Shared Unlimited

Perfect for supporting lots of WordPress sites, larger sites, and even includes email hosting @ your domain.

Starting at


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This promotional offer is only available for new account registrations. At the end of the purchased term, the price renews at the then-current rate (currently $7.95/mo).


SAVE 59% Over Monthly

  • Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited Traffic

    Unlimited Traffic

    We don’t track bandwidth or traffic, so you never have to worry about pesky overage fees.

  • WordPress Pre-installed

    WordPress Pre-installed

    We install WordPress so you don't have to.

  • Fast SSD Storage
  • New WP Website Builder
  • New Free Automated WordPress Migrations

    Free Automated WordPress Migrations

    Easily migrate your existing WordPress site over to DreamHost using the free DreamHost Automated Migration plugin.

  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Free Domain Privacy
  • Unlimited Email @ Your Domain
  • 97 Day Money-Back Guarantee
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How to Start a Blog with DreamHost

  • 1. Choose a Plan
  • 2. Choose What You Want to Blog About
  • 3. Register a Domain
  • 4. Checkout/Install WordPress
  • 5. Design Your Blog

Choose a Plan

The first step in getting set up with a blog is to choose what hosting plan you would like. Above are two plans recommended by Ryan for a first timer setting up a blog. Once you have decided on your plan, you will be asked to register a domain name.

Choose What You Want to Blog About

When registering a domain, you will want to think about what your blog will be about and what you will want to name it. It is not only important to choose something you are passionate about when deciding on what to blog about, but it is also to find your niche within that subject. Finding a niche will set you apart from other blogs that are similar. It is always important to research what other people are already blogging about.

Register a Domain

Once you have decided on what you want to blog about, and what you are going to name your blog, you will want to register your domain name. If you want, you can also choose to skip this step and think more on it. If the domain name that you choose is already taken, you can explore other options such as a shortened name (ryrob.com) or even a different TLD (emmylou.club).

Checkout/Install WordPress

Once you have registered your domain, your next step will be to check out, pay for your new hosting plan and domain name. On this page, you will also be able to choose some paid and free add-ons. It is recommended to install WordPress at this time using the option along the left hand side. It is also recommended to set up DreamShield at this time to keep your blog up to date and protected. If you chose the Shared Starter plan, you will also have the option to add an email address to the domain.

Design Your Blog

Once you have completed the checkout and if you chose to install WordPress during checkout, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to login to your new WordPress site. There are many free themes to start designing your site, as well as paid themes that often include extra features. This is only the first start, and if you haven’t finished reading Ryan’s full post on starting a blog, we highly recommend you check it out here.

We Get It. It's more than a Website.

It's your mission, your brand, your business — That's why DreamHost is passionate about
doing things right to ensure your success.

Custom Control Panel

Our intuitive control panel gives you admin access to all of your DreamHost products. Easily update domain information, add users, adjust email settings, gain access to promotions and more.

Real-Life Human Beings

Tech veterans, geeks, and nerds are all standing by to optimize your experience. Whether you get in touch with our support, read our knowledge base, or start a thread in our community forum — getting answers is easy.

1-Click Installer

Dead-simple installation of web apps like WordPress.

100% Uptime Guarantee

With multiple datacenter locations, redundant cooling, emergency generators, and constant monitoring, we are able to offer our 100% Uptime Guarantee.

Solid State Drives (SSDs)

With SSDs, your website, caching, and database queries are faster (200% faster than HDDs by our calculations).

Award-Winning Support

No question is too simple, or too complex for our team of experts. Our in-house support staff and service team are here for you 24/7, 365.

Unlimited Email @ Your Domain

Create unlimited addresses with POP/IMAP/SMTP accounts, plus support for autoresponders, webmail, filtering, and advanced spam protection. Not included with "Starter Shared."

Free SSL Security

We include Let's Encrypt SSL certificates on all domains so the data passed is always safely encrypted. $169/year value.

Automated Backups

The single most important thing you can do to keep your website safe? Back it up. DreamHost makes this easy — we create automatic backups of your WordPress website every day.

Need Some Help?

Whether you’re stuck or just want some tips on where to start, hit up our experts anytime.

DreamHost Help Bot: 24/7/365 through the chat widget.

Customer Support Chat: Every Day 5:30AM–9:30PM PT through the panel.

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Advanced Features

DreamHost Control Panel

Unlimited MySQL Databases

Subversion Repository (SVN)

Server Side Includes (SSI)

PHP 7.1 Support

Full Unix Shell

IPv6 Support

Rails, Python, Perl Support

Access to Raw Log Files

Crontab Access

Full CGI Access

Canned CGI Scripts

What else is supported on shared hosting? See the list.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between DreamHost and your competition?
Since 1997 we've advocated that quality web hosting doesn't have to be expensive, that customers are not expendable, and that our industry leading, in-house platform powers our customers' success. Combined with the friendly energy of our Technical Support team, we believe we're the best place on the planet to host your website and grow your online presence.
It's no wonder CNET ranks us 5 out 5 and we're PC Magazine's top-rated web host for 5 years runnin
I have a domain name at a different company. Can I transfer it to DreamHost?
Yes, DreamHost specializes not just in web hosting but also domains. You can transfer your current domain to DreamHost and also take advantage of our WHOIS Privacy that's included free.
I'm a pro. Can I manage all my domains in my DreamHost account?
Yes. Your DreamHost control panel features total DNS management that's so good you'd think domains were the only thing we did. Set up email forwarding, configure MX records - enjoy total domain management power.
I'm a pro-level developer and designer. Is DreamHost Shared Hosting the right platform for me?
Yes, absolutely. Our goal at DreamHost is to be the webmaster's web host. From SSH access to the ability to easily host multiple websites with sub-account logins, our control panel is custom built to cater to developers and web designers. (But we're still simple enough even if you aren't.) Many of our developer/designer customers start with Shared hosting and when they're ready for more power upgrade to our VPS hosting.
Try us out for for 97 days (over 3 months) and if you don't like us, get your money back no questions asked.
How many websites can I host?
With our “Unlimited” plan, you can host an unlimited number of websites and domain names in one account. Plus, if you're a web designer or developer it's easy to set up sub-logins you control for client sites, collaborators, or friends.
Does Shared web hosting include Email?
Our “Unlimited” plan includes unlimited email accounts. In fact, some of our customers purchase web hosting just for custom email at their unique domain name. Sending from an email like “you@yourdomain.com” makes a much more powerful branding impression than a generic Gmail address. DreamHost web hosting includes an unlimited number of email accounts and forwarders, so you can easily and immediately send from a pro-level email address.
What's the difference between a domain name and web hosting?
A domain name is your unique web address. Web hosting is the files and tools used to build your site. For example, you could register the domain name “dreamhost.com” and then use DreamHost web hosting to build the site yourself or use one of the website builder tools available in our control panel like WordPress or our drag-and-drop website builder.
Does Shared web hosting come with a free domain name?
Our “Unlimited” and "Starter" annual and longer web hosting plans include a free 1 year domain registration. Your domain registration also includes a free private registration (WHOIS Domain Privacy).
Do you include free SSL certificates?
Yes. Every web hosting plan includes unlimited free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates, so when visitors access your site instead of seeing a warning message they'll see that your site's secure. Also, the installation process is so easy even a chipmunk could do it. Unlike the old days, installing your SSL certificate is as easy as selecting a radio button. Even better, since Google values secure sites for SEO, you'll have instant improved SEO ranking power (aka built-in marketing on day one) with your secure site.

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