Starting at $2.59/mo

Unbeatable WordPress Hosting

Reliable, lighting-fast hosting solutions specifically optimized for WordPress.

Recommended by WordPress.org

In-House WordPress Experts

WordPress-Optimized Servers

Trusted by 1.5 Million Websites

WordPress Hosting Plans

Shared Hosting for WordPress

Save Money

The most affordable way to get all the basics for your WordPress website — perfect if you’re new to WordPress.

Starts at

$2.59 /mo

Save up to 47% with a 3-Year Plan

Managed WordPress

High Performance

Optimized WordPress Hosting - extreme cloud performance and security, all hassle-free so you can focus on building your business.

Starts at

$16.95 /mo

Save up to 15% with an Annual Plan

VPS for WordPress

Power Many Sites

The ideal way to support 5 WordPress websites. A high-performance platform with isolated resources and more backend control.

Starts at

$27.50 /mo

Save up to 8% with an Annual Plan

Proud to be Recommended by WordPress.org

WordPress now powers more than 30 percent of the entire internet — crazy, right? To be honest, we’re not surprised. With its open-source code, vibrant worldwide community, and beginner-friendly platform, it’s no wonder WordPress is the most popular and fastest-growing Content Management System on the planet!

WordPress hosting at DreamHost makes it easy to build and manage a website, whether you’re starting a blog, running a small business, or getting into the e-commerce game. With our plans, you’ll get access to thousands of gorgeous themes and powerful plugins to customize your site. Plus, we work with WordPress around the clock to keep your site safe with frequent auto-updates, so you can rest easy knowing your site is in good hands.

Powerful Features with EVERY WordPress Hosting Plan

All of DreamHost’s WordPress hosting plans include robust features and add-ons designed to make sure it’s easy for you to find success at each step of your online journey. Not only that, we work closely with WordPress.org so you’ll always have the newest version of WordPress available in your DreamHost control panel.

Instant WordPress Setup

We install WordPress for you! On plans supporting multiple sites, use our effortless 1-click installer to make more WordPress instances in seconds.

Auto WordPress Updates

WordPress comes preconfigured and we handle all WordPress updates, freeing you to focus on what matters most — creating awesome content.

24/7 Award-Winning Support

Our in-house and U.S-based experts are on standby for friendly, pro-level support 24/7, 365. No question is too simple or too complex. 2017 Best Support by PCMag.com.

FREE Domain

Free Domain Disclaimer

In order to qualify for a free, one-year domain registration, sign up for an annual plan and use it within the first month of signing up. Monthly plans do not apply.

Offer valid for .com, .net, .org, .info, .global, .shop, .club, or .online TLDs.

Read full Terms of Service here.

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Claim your very own piece of internet real estate and give your site a home with a domain name from DreamHost. This one’s on us!

FREE Privacy Protection

Unlike most web hosting providers, DreamHost does not charge any extra fees to mask your personal information. Safeguarding your personal data is always included.

FREE SSL Certificate

We provide a free 'Let's Encrypt' SSL certificate to protect your site with HTTPS — encrypting traffic and instantly boosting SEO with Google.

Advanced, Easy-to-Use Panel

Get admin access to everything needed to power your website full throttle. Easily create new email accounts, add Let's Encrypt SSL, forward domains, add users, and install WordPress in seconds.

FREE Email Hosting

FREE Email Hosting Disclaimer

Free email hosting is not available for Starter Shared, but can be added for $1.67/mo per mailbox on a yearly email plan.

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Look professional with a custom, personalized email address for your domain. With DreamHost hosting, you can promote your website and make a name for yourself with every email you send.

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 daily.

100% Extreme Speed and Performance

When you team up with DreamHost, your website is in good hands (the best hands). Our services pair friendly expertise with top-notch technology to give you all you need to succeed on the web. At the top of the list? Speed and performance. Here’s how we deliver.

  • WordPress Optimized Servers
  • Fast Solid State Storage
  • 100% Uptime Guarantee

WordPress Optimized Servers

We’re big WordPress fans, which means all our products are designed with optimum WordPress performance in mind. Technically speaking, our server and database software is built to be compatible with WordPress, ensuring seamless and fluid integration — a made-for-each-other match-up. With automatic WordPress updates, easy one-click installs, and all the right configurations out of the box, your site is guaranteed to run at peak performance.

Fast Solid State Storage

Lagging load times are a drag for your visitors. With SSDs, your website, caching, and database queries are faster — 200 percent faster than old school HDDs (no spinning rust here, as we like to say). Electronic storage at lightning-fast speeds means neither you or your visitors get caught up in the waiting game. Beneath the tech jargon is this: we keep things running fast. Like an Olympic-runner-crossed-with-a- cheetah fast.

100% Uptime Guarantee

Don’t let website downtime keep you up at night. We’re dedicated to ensuring your site is always online and functioning — whatever it takes. With multiple datacenter locations, redundant cooling, emergency generators, and constant monitoring, we are confident in our ability to keep your site going strong. And if a DreamHost system happens to fail, our 100% Uptime Guarantee will put $$$ back in your pocket

WordPress Geniuses — At Your Service

We're Always Here to Help...

While WordPress makes it easy for anyone to build a website without knowing how to code, there’s always a chance of running into an issue that you don’t know how to fix. That’s where we come in! DreamHost’s friendly, pro-level customer support representatives are the best in the biz, skillfully striving to always make sure your hosting needs are met.

Have an issue? Just let us know — when it comes to WordPress hosting, no question is ever too simple or too complex.

Dedicated WordPress Team

Intensively-trained and even consisting of WordPress core contributors, DreamHost’s dedicated support team knows the platform inside and out.

100% In-House

Outsourcing customer service? Not our thing. Our experts take your concerns as seriously you do, diligently providing personalized solutions.

24/7 Availability

Whether you’re running an online store or managing a blog, it’s important that you can get help — day or night. That’s why DreamHost support is always available.

Email or Chat

DreamHost’s award-winning support team is just a few clicks away! Submit a request for your issue or start a live chat (5:30AM–9:30PM PT) — we’re here to help you out.

Why DreamHost?

We’ve been supporters of WordPress since the beginning. Twenty years and 1.5 million websites later, we’re proud to still be doing our part.

  • Built for WordPress
  • WordPress Experts
  • Money-Back Guarantee
  • Recommended by WordPress.org
  • Supporting WordPress

Built for WordPress

WordPress and DreamHost make the perfect pair. In fact, we’ve been hosting WordPress websites and blogs since the very beginning (we’re over 20 years old, whew!). Optimized for performance and preconfigured for easy maintenance, DreamHost’s services can help you get your site up and running fast and are specially designed for ideal WordPress operations. Whether you want simple and streamlined or all the bells and whistles, DreamHost offers a variety of platform-specific packages that make managing a WordPress site stress-free.

Wordpress Experts

You don’t have to brave the website wilderness alone. We’ve got an expert in-house squad standing by to tackle your toughest WordPress questions and optimize your site 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. Plus, our world-class Technical Support and Operations teams will keep your server running and up-to-date with security patches, OS updates, and more.

Money-Back Guarantee

Not totally satisfied with DreamHost services? While we believe you’ll fall in love with what we do, we understand that sometimes things just don’t work out. Whatever the reason*, shared hosting customers can receive a prompt refund if they cancel within the first 97 days after signing up, and DreamPress customers can cancel within 30 days — no need to jump through hoops or dig through obscure fine print. That’s our money-back guarantee policy.

*Aside from disablement for Terms of Service or Spam Policy violations.

Recommended by WordPress.org

If you’re looking for a website host that works seamlessly with WordPress, look no further. DreamHost regularly earns top marks and reviews, giving you the confidence to run your WordPress site with a true web hosting standout. We’ve worked hard to earn this noteworthy recommendation, designing services that make site management a snap. We aim to elevate your WordPress experience with quality tools and powerful resources to ensure peak WordPress performance.

Supporting WordPress

Because open source is in our DNA, we actively champion WordPress, the world’s most popular open-source CMS. And this is no short-term fling. We’ve been committed to WordPress for more than a decade: contributing to the platform’s code, sponsoring WordCamp events, and creating helpful resources for the WordPress community. 10+ years well spent, we’d say.

Shared WordPress vs. Managed WordPress

We get it — choosing a hosting plan for your WordPress site isn’t easy. Even if you can identify all the pros and cons, you may not be sure if you’re making the right choice. Should you start with a basic Shared WordPress plan or go for something more powerful but which also handles a lot of the technical side of things for you?

With DreamPress, our Managed WordPress solution, you don’t need to be an expert in WordPress hosting. That’s why we’re here! Our team handles performance tweaks, we monitor the server for security threats, perform automated backups and WordPress updates, and much more.

Value

Shared WordPress

The cheapest way to get all the basics. Great for lots of small websites without a ton of traffic, or for just getting started.

Starting at

$2.59/mo

SAVE 56% Over Monthly

  • Shared Resources
  • Automated WordPress Updates
  • SSL Certificate Included
  • Automated Backups
  • 24/7 Standard WordPress Support
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Performance

Managed WordPress

Maximum performance for a single site — pro-level speed, reliability, and hassle-free security.

Starting at

$16.95/mo

SAVE 15% Over Monthly

  • Isolated Cloud Resources
  • Automated WordPress Updates
  • SSL Certificate Included
  • Automated Backups & Restore PRO
  • 24/7 Dedicated WordPress Support
  • Built-In Server-Level Caching
  • New 1-Click Staging

    1-Click Staging

    Create a staging site with just one click and safely test new plugins, themes, and code before pushing your changes live.

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  • Jetpack Pre-Installed

    Jetpack Pre-installed

    Jetpack is a powerful WordPress plugin, that once activated, supercharges your site with upgrades and enhancements, like downtime monitoring, brute force protection, and more.

    Jetpack Free comes installed on our primary DreamPress plan.

    Jetpack Professional comes installed on Plus and Pro DreamPress plans. The Professional version puts more power at your fingertips with real-time backups, better spam protection, uptime monitoring, malware scanning and repair, and more. Normally it costs $299/year, but Jetpack Professional is included in this plan for FREE!

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Learn More About Managed WordPress

DreamHost WordPress Web Hosting Reviews

What say the people? With 750k+ WordPress installations under our belt, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about providing the world’s best WordPress Hosting. But don’t take our word for it — here’s what real-life DreamHost customers have to say about the service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Searching for answers about WordPress hosting with DreamHost? Don’t worry. We’ve got ‘em! Here’s our best advice on how to get started with WordPress hosting and identify which plan is right for you. We’ll also highlight the benefits of using WordPress, talk about site costs, and demonstrate how DreamHost — paired with WordPress — can help fast-track your web goals.

How Do I Get Started with WordPress?

Ready to get up and running with WordPress? Like we said, getting started is simple — no fancy tools, high-end budget, or technical expertise required.

1. Pick a domain name. Your domain is the unique web address where your website can be found — for example, YourName.com or WeLoveDogs.com. You get the idea. You buy domain names from a domain registrar or a web hosting company like us — we happen to be both! Keeping your domain registration and web hosting account under one roof makes managing your online presence even easier.

2. Purchase web hosting. You'll need access to a web server via a web host so that your site's data and files can be transmitted to anyone who visits your domain name. Hosting providers often offer a variety of packages based on the type of site you want to create, and on the individual needs and goals of your website. Want a top-of-the-line hosting account for your website? We've got you covered.

3. Download and install WordPress. With DreamHost's DreamPress hosting plan, WordPress comes pre-installed. Yep, kick back and relax; there's no extra work. If you choose to go the Shared hosting route, we give you the option to pre-install WordPress when you sign up. Of course, if you want to install it later, you can always use our one-click installation option. Simple!

4. Customize your site to match your brand. Outfit your website with a quality theme and a few plugins to add extra features. Start simple. You can always build more over time.

5. Start creating content — blog posts and web pages — for your site. Give your site's visitors a reason to engage with you.

See? Getting started with WordPress isn't so bad. You didn't even break a sweat!

WordPress Crash Course

Which WordPress Hosting Plan Should I Buy

The truth is, there are a lot of hosting options out there, so it can be hard to choose a plan. We get it. So think for a minute about the kind of site you want and the role you want to play in managing it.

DreamHost provides a range of WordPress-specific options to meet your site's individual needs. Let's dissect some of the more popular plan possibilities.

Shared WordPress Hosting: The tried-and-true traditional hosting option that many website owners start with. Because it's the most affordable way to get all the basics for your WordPress website, it's perfect if you're new to WordPress. This beginner-friendly plan is a simple and low-cost option that can get you on your feet before you're ready to upgrade.

Managed WordPress Hosting: Leave the heavy lifting of WordPress site maintenance to us. With our DreamPress plan, you get optimized WordPress hosting — extreme cloud performance and security, all hassle-free so you can focus on what really matters: building your business. Plus, you get access to expert 24/7 support and advanced tech.

VPS Hosting for WordPress: Managing multiple WordPress sites? This plan option is the ideal way to support multiple WordPress websites, boasting a high-end performance platform, isolated resources, and greater backend control. VPS Hosting for WordPress allows for growth and scalability, making it a perfect, total-package plan for advanced websites owners.

Have lots of traffic or manage multiple sites? You can opt for a dedicated server or DreamHost's cloud hosting. Our team can even spin up custom hosting packages to fit your goals and budget.

Our Guide to Managed WordPress Hosting

Should I Buy Managed WordPress Hosting or Shared Hosting?

Need Some Help?

Whether you’re stuck or just want some tips on where to start with WordPress, hit up our experts. Support is available to you via email, live chat, social media, a comprehensive knowledge base, and our thriving DreamHost Community forum. Find the answers you need, when you need them.

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5-Minute WordPress Crash Course

This article will provide a quick crash course into WordPress, explaining what it is and why it’s so special. I’ll also give you an idea of what this platform can be used for, then show you how to get started with DreamHost.

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15 Essential Plugins & Features for Your Website

We’ve vetted the thousands of plugins available and narrowed the list down to just 15 essential WordPress plugins. These babies can help improve site speed, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and much more.

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The Difference Between WordPress.com & WordPress.org

What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? Turns out, it’s big, especially when you want full control over your website.

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How to Set Up a Website in 5 Minutes With WordPress

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Get Started FAST with DreamHost Academy

You truly can’t go wrong with WordPress, the Content Management System that powers more than 30% of all sites. That’s because WordPress is easy to learn (even for newbies). To prove it, we created DreamHost Academy, a collection of in-depth tutorials that’ll help you build your very first WordPress site — no experience required.

Why WordPress?

Because anyone should be able to build an online presence. WordPress is not only easy to learn, it’s also a trusted, secure, and ever-improving platform that caters to both beginners and experienced experts. Whatever your web goals, WordPress offers the tools, support, and resources to make them a reality.

Pick from Thousands of WordPress Themes

Whether your website style is minimalist or full-on glam, there are thousands of themes available on the WordPress directory. With so many options, it’s easy to find a look that perfectly fits your aesthetic, offering you the chance to display posts and other elements in a way that fits your personal needs. Better yet, WordPress themes are completely customizable so your website will always be one of a kind.

Build Anything with 50,000+ Plugins

A plugin is an add-on for your WordPress site — a piece of software that enables new features and functionality. Want to enhance SEO? What about tidying up broken links or adding a contact form, storefront, or forum? No matter what you want your website to do, because WordPress is so popular, there’s always a plugin to make it happen.

Join the World's Largest Website Community

Working with a website doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. The internet is vast, and with WordPress, you can join an ever-growing community of diverse users who will help improve your site. You can get involved by actively contributing to the WordPress dialogue, supporting its open-source mission, and even helping other users improve their operations. And if you’re looking for IRL connections, you can participate in collaborative learning events like WordCamps. It takes a village.

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Pick a WordPress plan and start building your site! You can always change plans any time.

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These levels are recommendations based on the number of monthly visitors accessing content on your site that are not served from cache. We will not cap your visits or charge overage fees, but excessive traffic of this nature can impact the performance of your site.

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Visits Per Month
(Cached)

Visits served from cache are not metered on any DreamHost plans. By default, DreamPress plans includes built-in caching to reduce the load of uncached visits and without the need to add any caching plugins to your site yourself.

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SSD Storage
WordPress Pre-installed
Built-in Caching

Server-level caching can dramatically increase the speed and performance of your WordPress site. It's conveniently built into all DreamPress plans so you don't need to install any additional caching plugins.

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New 1-Click Staging

Create a staging site with just one click and safely test new plugins, themes, and code before pushing your changes live.

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FREE SSL Certificate

Ensure a secure connection when visitors are on your site with a trusted and free SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt.

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Core & Security
FREE Jetpack Professional
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Jetpack Professional Features

  • Premium WordPress Themes
  • Unlimited CDN
  • One-click Backup & Restore
  • Malware Scanning
  • And More!

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Automated Daily Backups
On-Demand Backups
FREE Domain Included

In order to qualify for a free, one-year domain registration, sign up for an annual Shared Starter, Shared Unlimited or any annual DreamPress plan and use it within the first month of signing up. Monthly plans do not apply. Offer valid for specific TLDs listed in the article below.

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Free Domain Privacy
Email Accounts @ Your Domain
Custom-built Control Panel
Advanced Features:
SFTP, Shell Access, WP-CLI & more!
Support
24/7 Ticket Support
Live Chat Support
Phone Support Callbacks
Priority Support

It's our commitment to provide all DreamHost customers with fast and knowledgeable support. Priority Support, included with DreamPress Pro, was designed for customers requiring guaranteed immediate and hands-on support to solve their problems.

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Money-back Guarantee

DreamHost offers a full refund on Shared hosting fees if your plan is canceled within the first 97 days of opening the account. DreamPress hosting fees can be refunded within the first 30 days of opening the account.

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What Is WordPress?

We’re so glad you asked! WordPress is a powerful Content Management System, helping web users of all abilities establish an online presence. And the platform’s reach is expansive; it powers more than 30 percent of all websites.

What makes it so popular? WordPress is adaptable and accessible, allowing users to easily create and manage websites, blogs, and storefronts of all sizes. Designed as open-source software, WordPress is maintained by a large community of volunteer programmers and designers (who use the platform themselves). Thanks to this vibrant community, the platform is always growing and adding new features and convenient functionality.

Since WordPress offers a secure, resource-rich way to power your unique website, it’s an A+ choice for beginners looking to make their mark on the web — no coding knowledge necessary. It’s user-friendly interfaces eliminate intimidating learning curves, while still offering flexibility as your site grows. WordPress also allows sites to utilize plugins and themes, two tools that make it easy to customize your site. These benefits, married with the unmatched WordPress community and availability of helpful web resources, make WordPress the preferred CMS for countless site owners.

WordPress Advantages

We could talk for days about the benefits of using WordPress. Don’t worry; we won’t. But add the following to the pro side of your list:

  • It’s open-source software. This means the platform isn’t restricted under copyright or trademark and is freely available for anyone to download and modify (under what is called the GNU General Public License). Because WordPress runs on an open-source creed, it’s developed and maintained by a dedicated community of volunteers. This diverse village of contributors and enthusiasts design with user-friendliness and the most needful features in mind, and they even meet up around the globe to collaborate and learn together. Consider it a super-tight club — minus the exclusivity and secret handshakes.
  • Forget the money-flying-away emoji. The platform is, and always will be, free to use. Plus, there are tons of free and low-cost tools created for use with WordPress. Score!
  • WordPress offers flexibility in how users choose to use and interact with the software, allowing you to modify your site to your specific needs with coding and other tools.
  • Resources, resources, resources. When building and maintaining your website, you’re going to have some questions. Luckily, it’s easy to find help when you need it. With WordPress, you have access to an ever-growing wealth of materials like online documentation, forums, WordPress-focused blogs, dedicated courses and resources, and more designed to help you. Strength (and knowledge) in numbers.
  • Regardless of if your site is at tee-ball or big-league levels, WordPress has major scalability power, meaning: it meets you where you are. For beginners, there’s ease of use, affordability, and simple functionality. As you learn more about the platform and acquire new technical know-how and skills, you can do even more with WordPress. From simple blogs to complex websites, from basic content to high-traffic e-commerce stores, WordPress grows with you.

WordPress History

WordPress isn’t of ancient origin, but its pioneering beginnings are already worthy of history. Born out of a dream for a well-architectured personal publishing system, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little created WordPress as a successor to a well-received program called cafelog, or b2, developed by French programmer Michael Valdrighi. Mullenweg, a college freshman at the time, had been using b2/cafelog to post photos from a trip to Washington D.C.

Teaming up with Little, the duo worked on the structure of b2, creating a fork that would become the first version of WordPress in 2003. The modern software, built on PHP and MySQL, and licensed under the GPL, began focusing on web standards and user experience, making it a one-of-a-kind tool for creating websites — and setting a standard for site management.

From the beginning, WordPress was designed as open-source software, facilitating the platform’s growth over time as it gained new features and increased functionality with every subsequent version. Version 1.2 in 2004 saw the introduction of plugins, while 2018 ushered in the era of Gutenberg, a new block-based editor.

WordPress has grown to include an ever-expanding clientele of users, from business sites, online portfolios, e-commerce stores, and more. Its suitability for all kinds of websites makes it a powerhouse tool for establishing an online presence. Strong history, bright future.

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