Hosting FAQs

What type of hosting plans do you offer?

DreamHost offers shared, VPS and Dedicated servers to host your sites. There is also a dedicated WordPress service called DreamPress available. Visit the following article for more information:

What operating system is used on the web servers?

Currently the web servers are all running Apache on Ubuntu with VPS and Dedicated servers capable of running Nginx.

Is cPanel available at DreamHost?

No. DreamHost's panel was built in-house and is currently the only panel available.

Can I import my account backup from cPanel to the DreamHost panel?

Unfortunately, no. You must first backup your domains, databases, and email at your current host. Then manually migrate them over to DreamHost. Visit the following articles for further assistance:

Do I get root access to my web server?

Root access is not available on a shared, VPS or DreamPress hosting plan. However, you can create an admin user on a Dedicated server which has sudo/root access.

How do I backup my domain?

There are several ways to backup your data. Visit the following article for further details:

Does DreamHost provide long term backups?

DreamHost keeps on average 2 weeks of website backups and 5 days of databases backups. Long term backups are not included in any hosting plan. However, DreamHost offers a cloud storage service named DreamObjects. This service allows you backup any data you like at an affordable rate.

Is there a list of One-Click Installs available?

The following article lists all available One-Click Install applications:

How many times can I use the One-Click Install applications?

You can use them as many times as you want. You can install it on the parent domain, subdomain, or subdirectory and uninstall whenever you like. Always be sure when you’re about to run a One-Click installer that the directory you’re installing into is empty or the install will fail.

Does DreamHost support Windows ASP, .NET, or FrontPage extensions?

No. DreamHost is completely a Linux environment.

How many sites can I set up a hosting plan?

It depends on the plan. For Shared, VPS, and Dedicated hosting, you can add as many domains as you like.

For DreamPress, each plan is only set up for a single domain, so if you want multiple domains on DreamPress, you must purchase a DreamPress plan for each domain.

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