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We update, monitor, and protect your site to stop disasters before they strike.
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Attentive, approachable WordPress Specialists devoted to your success.
WordPress sites perform better on DreamPress
Everything You Need to Make Your Site 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.
With Memcached, Varnish, OPcache, and more baked into the server environment itself, you never have to bother with complex caching plugins again.
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!
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.
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.
FREE SSL Security
We include a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate so the data passed between you and your site’s visitors is always safely encrypted. Cat photos have never been so secure!
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We install WordPress along with a number of battle-tested themes and plugins with every DreamPress site, letting you avoid menial setup grunt work.
Thanks to our powerful and scalable cloud architecture, launching a DreamPress instance to power your next website project happens in under 5 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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