How can I make a pre-payment?

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
  • PayPal
  • 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” on your bank statement.

See also

Did this article answer your questions?

Article last updated PST.