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WordPress Starter

A great place to start! WordPress hosting with an entry level price for new sites.

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SAVE 47% 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.

  • New WP Website Builder

    WP Website Builder

    The simplest way to create a beautiful WordPress website. Get your idea online today with an easy site creation wizard, free professional templates, and a drag-and-drop editor.

  • Fast SSD Storage
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Add Email as low as $1.67/mo
  • 3 Year, 1 Year & Monthly Plans

WordPress Unlimited

Great for multiple WordPress websites and anyone who wants email hosting @ your domain.

Starting at


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SAVE 54% 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.

  • New WP Website Builder

    WP Website Builder

    The simplest way to create a beautiful WordPress website. Get your idea online today with an easy site creation wizard, free professional templates, and a drag-and-drop editor.

  • Fast SSD Storage
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Unlimited Email @ Your Domain
  • 3 Year, 1 Year & Monthly Plans
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Every Feature Your Site Could Ask For

Whether you’re a blogger, small-business owner, web designer, or developer, DreamHost makes it easy to start your online journey off on the right foot. Our WordPress web hosting solutions are an easy-as-pie way to get a great website up and running. Plus, with so many robust features — we throw in a domain, SSL certificate, professional email address, and privacy protection for free — Shared Hosting gives you everything you need to succeed online (without breaking the bank).

Unlimited Bandwidth & Storage

With Shared Hosting, there’s no limit to the amount of disk space you can use for your site. That means when your site goes viral, you don’t have to stress about storage.

Advanced, Easy-to-Use Panel

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

Powerful 1-Click Installer

If you’re new to web hosting, creating a website from scratch can feel like a time suck. Choose from a variety of pre-assembled apps and let our nifty 1-click installer do the work for you!

FREE Domain

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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 Email Addresses

FREE Email Addresses

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


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.

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 Security

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

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.

Instant WordPress Setup

We can install WordPress for you!* On hosting plans supporting multiple sites, use our effortless 1-click installer to make more WordPress instances in seconds. Installation is always optional.


We Make WordPress Easier Than Ever

Build and customize your WordPress site with ZERO coding required.

  • Quickstart Wizard to get your site up FAST
  • Drag-and-Drop Builder to Make Changes Easily
  • 200+ Starter Site Templates Covering Every Industry
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WordPress Hosting Advanced Features

Our plans are anything but basic. With Shared WordPress Hosting from DreamHost, you’ll get access to exceptional resources that will keep your site humming along at top speed. Already mastered the web hosting fundamentals? Take your WordPress site to the next level with these advanced features.

Unlimited MySQL Databases

Subversion Repository (SVN)

Server Side Includes (SSI)

Support for PHP 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3

DreamHost Control Panel

Full Unix Shell

Access to Raw Log Files

Crontab Access

Full CGI Access

Canned CGI Scripts

Reseller & Sub Accounts

Secure Shell (SSH) Access

IPv6 Support

Rails, Python, Perl Support

Unlimited SFTP Users

Extreme Speed & Reliability Standard

All web hosting is not created equal. At DreamHost, we hold ourselves to the highest standards when it comes to speed and performance. Why? Because there’s no room for downtime or lagging page loads when you’re running a WordPress website. At DreamHost, performance comes standard with our Shared WordPress Hosting plans. We pair top-notch technology with our 100% Uptime Guarantee and always-there-for-you customer support.

  • Fast Solid State Storage
  • Optimized Servers
  • Resource Protection
  • 100% Uptime Guarantee

Fast Solid State Storage

Don't make your visitors wait around for lengthy load times. With SSDs, your website, caching, and database queries are faster — we're talking 200 percent faster — than old school HDDs. That means, your visitors get to enjoy your website without being bogged down by lagging load times. No taking a number here!

Optimized Servers

We get it. You need a website that performs at full capacity. Because we're basically WordPress' No. 1 fan, we’ve designed all of our services with optimum WordPress performance in mind. From our servers to database software, all our tech is built to run WordPress like a dream, meaning you get the best configurations for your website. Plus, automatic updates and one-click installs makes integration seamless.

Resource Protection

We've got your back. Because we're so committed to protecting your goods, we valiantly keep an eye on things for you so you can go back to doing what you do best: running a kick-butt website that will always deliver for your visitors.

100% Uptime Guarantee

Thoughts of downtime got you down? We understand. Our high-tech systems (think multiple datacenter locations, redundant cooling, emergency generators, and constant monitoring) are specially designed to keep your website fully-functional around the clock. We’re so confident in our tech, that our 100% Uptime Guarantee will put $$$ back in your pocket if your site goes down.

Web Geniuses — At Your Service

We're Always Here to Help...

We know there’s a learning curve when it comes to setting up a website, especially if it’s your first time making a site. That’s why we’ve done everything we can to make sure we’re there for you when you need it. Whether you’ve got a simple question about your hosting account or need extra assistance wrangling a domain registration, we can help. Equipped with more than 20 years of web hosting know-how and a friendly, pro-level support team, the answers to your questions are only a click away.

Comprehensive Knowledge Base

We’ve gathered years of web hosting FAQs into a massive, searchable archive — just for you! Thanks to continual updates, relevant answers are always easy to find.

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.

What do our customers say?

With more than 750k+ WordPress site installations on the books, we know what it takes to deliver the world’s best WordPress web hosting. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what actual DreamHost customers have to say about our Shared WordPress Hosting service.

Why DreamHost?

Looking for a place to house your site? As an industry leader (1.5 million websites have already chosen DreamHost), we're ready to be your website's Shared Hosting provider and power your success. Because you need top-of-the-line tech, made-for-you options, and experts who really know their stuff, we make it possible for you to get online, own your virtual presence, and reach your website dreams. It's not only in our name — it's our creed.

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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.

Independently Owned

We don't answer to anyone — except our customers, of course. We are our own bosses, making the rules and put the needs of website owners first. That means you're getting the best support, quality plan options, and innovative technology. Simply put, you matter to us! Our commitment to remaining privately-owned over two decades has allowed us to stay true to our values and our community of customers.

In-House Experts

We mean it when we say there are no dumb questions. No matter what you want to know or what you need help with, our in-house geek squad gives you the support you need. Burning the midnight oil and hit a roadblock? We'll work through it with you. Want to know your upgrade options? Chat with us. Our in-house, friendly hosting gurus are always available to offer you — our DreamHost family — solutions based on pro-level knowledge. No matter the problem or hour, we're here for you.

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Aren't convinced of the merits of DreamHost's Shared Hosting services yet? We think we've got it going on, but don't just take our word for it. We've earned a top-level seal of approval from WordPress — the powerhouse CMS that fuels a whopping 30% percent of the internet. Because WordPress trusts DreamHost's hosting services, you can too.

Supporting Open Source

We believe in collaboration. In fact, we're obsessed with it. We enthusiastically cheerlead the open-source movement. Because we believe in providing open-source solutions to our customers whenever possible, we actively champion WordPress (and have for more than a decade) by contributing to the platform's code, sponsoring WordCamp events, and creating helpful resources for the WordPress community. We’ve even built an optimized hosting environment and software specific to the platform. Open source is in our DNA — and always will be.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is hosting?
Let's break it down. The basics: you want a website. You've got great ideas for content, a vision board describing your site's mood, and even a wishlist for additional functions you want for your website. But how exactly do you get your site online? That's where hosting comes in. Your website needs a hosting provider to get it up on the web and publicly available to visit. Web hosts are companies that provide the server space necessary to store your website. As web traffic attempts to access your site, the necessary data is transmitted from the server to the visitors' device. Web hosting providers do, however, differ in the variety of plan types and options they offer. So having a quality web host is crucial.
How many websites can I host?
Just getting started? With a Starter Shared plan, you can host one website — a great place to begin! If you're looking to manage a handful of sites, a Shared Unlimited plan allows you to host any number of websites (we say unlimited and we mean it!). Whatever flexibility you need, DreamHost offers it.
Do you include SSL certificates?
We care about safety big time — and so do your site's visitors. With a Shared Hosting account, you get an SSL certificate for free to add to your site. In this day and age, having an SSL for your site is a no-brainer best practice. Not only does an SSL help your visitors feel safe interacting with your site — this is particularly important if you run an e-commerce site — but it avoids penalizations you might otherwise earn from search engines without one. No website wants an “unsafe” or “insecure” label to bruise their reputation. While a SSL certificate isn't an end-all, be-all defense against internet baddies, it's certainly a great first step in the right direction to putting your site visitors at ease.

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How Do Websites Work?

Brace yourself — we’re about to talk nerdy to you. Websites are a collection of web pages that are governed by code. The code can be filed and uploaded to a web server so that any computer in the world with access to the internet and web browser can locate the stored data. The server is an internet-connected computer that receives requests for web pages from visitors' browsers. The browser then connects the computer to the server via an IP address. As you click, you probably don't even realize all this sending and translating and receiving is happening!

To display a website on the internet, you will need three things: a domain name, a website, and a server.

A domain name, the unique-to-you web address where your site can be found (identified by the .com, .blog, or .whatever at the end of the URL) catalyzes the pull of information from web server to web browser by interpreting the code and displaying your page. Custom domain names aren't free, but many web hosts (including us!) offer free domains with the purchase of an annual hosting plan.

Once you have a domain name and a website (either one you’ve built yourself or with the help of a CMS or site builder), you’ll need server space. That’s where hosting companies come in.

When you purchase a hosting plan, you’re really renting space on a web server for your site’s files to live. Your hosting provider functions as a digital landlord, taking care of the server resources and, depending on your plan, many of the technical to-dos required to maintain your site.

To sum up the process from the first click to the final page, a user opens their laptop and types in a URL. Let's use, for example. When they type in the web address (the domain name) into the web browser, the browser conducts a series of inquiries — including locating the IP address of the domain name, finding the server that hosts the web pages of that domain name, submitting a request to that server for a copy of the web pages, receiving them, and finally, using the web browser to translate the code on the page into something the user can see, understand, and even engage with.

Is Shared Hosting Right for My Site?

In order to get a website up and running on the web, you'll need to purchase server space through a web hosting provider. There are a lot of different hosting options out there, so the type of hosting plan you choose will depend on the size, needs, and goals of your website.

So think: what do you ultimately want to accomplish with your website? What are your current content demands and traffic levels? What resources do you need? What features do you want? The answers to these questions can help guide your decision.

Shared Hosting plans at DreamHost are designed to be beginner friendly and are ideal for users who are launching a new website or running several simple websites that don’t generate a lot of traffic. But don’t misunderstand us: these plans are anything but basic. Our Shared Hosting packages offer everything you need to create a powerful online presence — right from the start.

We provide advanced security, next-level support, top-level tech, optimized WordPress capabilities, and even advanced features, like unlimited MySQL databases, reseller and sub accounts, and a dedicated DreamHost control panel. We keep things running safely and quickly at all times.

No matter your website or level of developer expertise, Shared Hosting is a great place to start.

Why Is Shared Hosting More Affordable?

Shared Hosting is a solid starting place for any website, providing all you need to get up and running quickly. Plus, it’s easy to upgrade to other web hosting plans as your site grows. So why is Shared Hosting the most budget-friendly choice? It all comes down to the setup.

A shared server is a bit like a large apartment building — with individual website owners renting the apartments. Everybody needs a place to live, of course, but buying a private home is expensive when you’re just starting out. Sharing common areas and utilities with your neighbors in an apartment block keeps costs down. The same is true for Shared Hosting.

Shared Hosting gives your website’s files a comfortable home on the web while you divide resources and space with other website owners. The upside: much lower monthly costs. Unlike a user who is paying for exclusive access to a dedicated server, Shared Hosting customers are sharing the server maintenance costs across multiple sites — saving a lot of money in the process.

If you're cash conscious, Shared Hosting is a fantastic entry-level plan with several great benefits at a can’t-beat-it price.

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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.

Automatic WordPress Updates:
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