Building a website from scratch can be a very time consuming and difficult task. However, there are various pre-assembled applications you can install which immediately create a fully functioning site. At DreamHost, these are called One-Click Installs and a full list of applications can be found on the (Panel > ‘Goodies’ > ‘One-Click Install’) page.
Once you've chosen and installed your application, the DreamHost One-Click Installer does all the hard work for you. Once the software is automatically installed, you’ll receive an email containing any further instructions you need to follow in order to complete the installation of your chosen application.
If you do not receive the install email that provides the instructions on how to finish the installation, you can always check your "Support History" in the Control Panel on the (Panel > 'Support' > 'Support History') page for an archived copy of that email.
Available One-Click Installs
Click the logo in a section below to visit each application's official website for further information and examples.
|Concrete5 is an open source content management system (CMS) which allow users with basic technical skills to build a website.|
|dotProject is a Project Management tool that is designed to assist in the management of defined project work. Project Managers can use the system to set up the tasks required to be performed and Project Members can then use the system for day-to-day management of planned project activities. You can visit dotProject's website for more details and to see examples of how you can use it.|
|GetSimple is an XML-based, stand-alone, fully-independent, and lite Content Management System (CMS) which provides a simple way to manage a small-business website.|
|Joomla! is another Content Management System (CMS) DreamHost offers. It's similar to a pre-built website into which you can input your own information.|
|MediaWiki is a program that lets you and visitors input information about a subject. In fact, DreamHost currently uses MediaWiki. It's similar to an online and user-contributed encyclopedia. You can visit MediaWiki's website for more details and to see examples of how you can use it.|
|MICO is an application designed to assist small companies with handling all the details of incoming calls to your business. It has a basic workflow which enables commenting, escalation, and tracking calls through to resolution. MICO learns your common contacts as you use it, allowing users to take calls faster, more accurately, and with more efficiency.|
|ModX Evolution is a Content Management System and platform for building websites and web applications. It is ideal for small and large scale projects, and can be used by both non-programmers and programmers to build web solutions that is easily managed by end users.|
|Omeka lets you create complex narratives and share rich collections, adhering to Dublin Core standards. This program is designed for scholars, museums, libraries, archives, and enthusiasts.|
|phpBB is a forum program which enables you to create a space on your website where members can talk about different subjects and ideas on any topic you choose.|
|Piwigo is an open source photo gallery. It’s easy to customize with plugins and themes, and includes FTP/web/remote application uploaders, multiple size, mobile theme, user/group, albums, tags, privacy, multi-server, user comments, user upload, advanced search, rating, EXIF/IPTC, date browsing, map browsing, free content pages, automatic slideshow, and email/RSS notification. Piwigo is also available in several languages.|
|Pligg is an open source CMS (Content Management System) designed to mimic the functionality of [Digg] using Web 2.0-style techniques. Pligg's website features a blog, a forum, and online documentation where you can get more details about the application.|
|Textpattern is an open source content management system (CMS) which allows you to easily create, edit, and publish content.|
|WebCalendar is a PHP-based calendar application that you can configure as a single and multi-user calendar, or as an event calendar that your visitors can view.|
|WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) blogging tool, similar to a diary. You can use it to post stories, pictures, and links to anything you wish. You can visit WordPress's website for more details and see examples of how you can use it.|
|XODA is a Document Management System (DMS) that uses Ajax. It does not require a database backend, but allows the addition and editing of descriptions and filters for files and directories, as well as performing regular actions like moving, renaming, and deleting. The project targets end users who want to organize all kinds of documents on a remote machine running a UNIX-like Operating System with web server and PHP support.|
|Zen Cart is a shopping cart based on the old oscommerce engine but offers more features and has an active support community. You can use it to sell items over the Internet. You can visit Zen Cart's website for more details and to see examples of how you can use it.
Note: You must set up arrangements for receiving and processing payments in a secure manner.
If you receive a MySQL error immediately after you install a One-Click application, it's often because the database has not yet set up completely. Just wait a few minutes for everything to configure through DreamHost and for your DNS to update online. When you return to your site after a brief wait, the installation should be ready to use.
If a MySQL error persists and you cannot connect to the database, make sure you use the proper MySQL Hostname, Database Name, MySQL User Name, and MySQL Password when you complete the installation.