How do I add DreamPress to a new domain?

The following describes how to set up a new DreamPress installation on a new domain at DreamHost. If you already have an existing WordPress One-Click Install and wish to upgrade, view the following article instead:

If the domain already exists in your panel

You can add any domain in your panel to DreamPress easily, but make sure it's set as DNS only. To set a domain to DNS only:

  1. Visit the Backup article to backup any necessary web files.
  2. Next, follow the instructions in the 'Setting your domain to DNS Only' article.

Once the domain is set as DNS only, you can then proceed with installing DreamPress.

Installing DreamPress

  1. Log into your panel at
  2. Navigate to (Panel > ‘DreamPress’ > ‘Dashboard’).
    The Managed WordPress Hosting page appears:
  3. At the bottom, click the Get DreamPress button to create a new site.
  4. You can now choose to 'Create a new site', or 'Upgrade existing site'.

Creating a new site

If you'd clicked Create a new site, you're presented with the following options:

  1. Enter the domain name you wish to add to DreamPress. As noted above, it must first be set as DNS-Only in your panel. subdomains cannot be added to DreamPress. If you do not wish to add your current domain to DreamPress, you can still create a temporary domain using a domain instead. View the following article for details:

  2. Select an Annually (pre-paid) plan, or Monthly paid plan.
  3. Select a plan type.
  4. Select the amount of storage your sites requires.
  5. Click the Add New DreamPress button.
  6. A success message displays on the DreamPress dashboard page. Your domain will now be added to DreamPress.

Upgrading an existing site

If you clicked 'Upgrade existing site', you're taken to a page where you can select your existing site. View the following article for instructions on how to upgrade:

Viewing your DreamPress plan

Once you have at least one domain on DreamPress, view the following article for instructions on how to view your plan details:

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