LIGHTNING FAST PAGE LOADS
WordPress Hosted on the Cloud boosts page load times and allows for scale when traffic spikes.
We update, monitor, and protect your WordPress site to stop disasters before they strike.
EXPERT HUMANS TO HELP
Attentive, approachable WordPress Specialists devoted to your success.
Everything You Need For WordPress to Take Off
Automatic WordPress Updates
We update your site to the latest WordPress and security updates - often within hours of release - to protect you from newly discovered vulnerabilities.
We install WordPress along with a number of battle-tested themes and plugins with every site, letting you avoid menial setup grunt work.
FREE SSL Security
We include a 1-click Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate so the data passed between you and your site’s visitors is always safely encrypted.
Fast SSD Storage
All your files are stored on high-performance solid-state drives, giving you up to 200% better performance than traditional hard drives, or “spinning rust” as we like to say.
We're committed to your privacy. Unlike most providers, we still don't charge a fee to mask your personal information to safeguard you from creepers. $12/year value!
Unlimited Email @ Your Domain
Create as many addresses as you want with POP/IMAP/SMTP accounts. Plus support for autoresponders, webmail, filtering rules, and advanced spam protection.
Custom Control Panel
We've designed and built our control panel and dashboards entirely in-house, giving us plenty of flexibility to build the features and functionality that make managing WordPress easy.
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Dual WordPress-optimized WAFs fight off malicious HTTP traffic, provide brute-force mitigation, and ensure your site and server remains safe and accessible. $250/year value.
Complete Domain Management
Manage as many domain registrations as you like with complete support for parked domains, subdomains, Custom DNS, and more. Become a true master of your domain with DreamHost.
FTP is old, slow, insecure, and just plain gross. So we’ve phased out FTP at DreamHost in favor of SFTP, the encrypted, modern take on an old file transfer classic.
Optionally available for power users, SSH allows you to manage your website via command line shell access. We disable it by default for security reasons, but if you are sure you know what you’re doing, we'll happily flip that switch for you.
Interact with your site from the command line - or even programmatically - with WP-CLI. We sponsor WP-CLI and have been among the first to include advanced commands like wp-doctor and wp-profile.
With Memcached, Varnish, OPcache, and more baked into the server environment itself, you never have to bother with complex caching plugins again.
Thanks to our powerful and scalable cloud architecture, launching a DreamPress instance to power your next website project happens in under 5 minutes.
If your site grows in size and popularity it’ll need what Arnold Schwarzenegger calls - MORE POWAH! No machine guns required – upgrade to a more powerful plan with just a click.
We use Memcached as a persistent caching layer for your database, pre-fetching data and serving it up faster than the underlying database could ever do on its own. This, along with opcache to optimize PHP functions places a lower workload on the server and lets you handle more concurrent visitors.
Varnish sits between NGINX and Apache web servers, speeding up your site's performance and completely negating the need for any of WordPress’ many caching plugins. Server-level content caching is the future. True, we said that about mylar jumpsuits in the 90s, but we mean it this time.
The smaller your site, the faster it runs. We’ve baked in Google’s Brotli compression software right into all our servers to help improve delivery times for sites of all sizes.
HTTPS By Default
All DreamPress sites are automatically configured with HTTPS, encrypting traffic between your site and its visitors (and even boosting your SEO) without any extra work. Secure certificates from ‘Let’s Encrypt’ bring encryption to the masses.
NGINX with HTTP2 Enabled
The latest and greatest in open source web server technology, these two components bring the promise of the modern web thanks to significant performance improvements over their predecessors.
Managed WordPress is Perfect for…
- Small Business
See What Others Are Saying
DreamHost is one of the few hosting companies that actually know WordPress. Their team is top-notch, and they are always ahead of the curve when it comes to their technology stack. We have referred hundreds of customers their way and they have never let us down.
Customer Since 2015
DreamPress really has been a key product in helping grow our online publishing business. We've been able to scale a website going from a few thousand visitors to around a million page views per month while keeping our hosting costs way lower than I ever expected.
Customer Since 2008
Every time I use DreamHost live chat, I get a quick answer. The best thing is that I don't have to talk to you much! Everything works most of the time so I can focus on writing Nintendo news.
Customer Since 2009
We found that Dreamhost had the best tech and infrastructure to keep websites running smoothly and fast. We try to make our website as lean as possible, but Dreamhost helps with the rest by providing access to fast hosting to deliver that.
Customer Since 2013
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WordPress Intro & FAQs
A great overview of five common questions about WordPress, including what it is, the hosting options available for the platform, and the tools you'll need to build the site you want.Learn More