The DreamHost panel allows you to make pre-payments on your account, however the pre-payment does not apply to the charge or service(s) until it’s ready to renew. This means the pre-payment you submit will stay on your account as a positive credit balance until a charge/service becomes due.
You also aren't able to define to which charge or service the pre-payment will be applied to; the next charge on your account automatically withdraws from the existing credit balance.
Using the DreamHost panel to make a pre-payment
Payments must be made through your DreamHost panel which offers a secure way to transmit payment data.
To make a pre-payment, navigate to the (Panel > 'Billing & Account' > 'Make Payment') page:
What payment options are available?
The following payment options are available, which are described below:
- Credit/Debit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club)
- Electronic Check / ACH
- Gift Certificate
- Check or Money Order
Using a credit card
See the instructions in the following article on how to add a credit card to pre-pay for DreamHost services:
Using another payment method
See the instructions in the following article on how to use another form of payment to pre-pay for DreamHost services:
What happens after I make a pre-payment?
Once you make a prepayment using any of the above payment options, your account shows a positive balance on the (Panel > 'Billing & Account' > 'Make Payment' page with the amount you paid.
The DreamHost charge appears as “DreamHost dh-fee.com” on your bank statement.