DreamHost control panel overview


This article is an overview of the control panel as a whole. While it won’t necessarily cover all of the specifics of every single page, it provides you with the resources to navigate the panel and locate any information needed.

Logging into the DreamHost panel

To log in to your DreamHost panel:

  1. Navigate to panel.dreamhost.com.
  2. Enter your primary email address linked to your account and the password, or use the Sign In with Google method using your Gmail address.
  3. Click the Sign In button.
  4. If you forgot your password, click Click here to reset and follow the instructions.

    Only the primary email set up on your account can reset your password using this link. If you require other people to access your account, you must set up Account Privileges for each new user.

    If you’ve enabled Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), your login screen looks like this:
    panel mfa login page
  5. Enter the MFA code and then click Sign In.

Main menu

The Main Menu is the primary list for all the pages in your panel, which appears as a vertical list on the left. Each section has a description of the various actions you are able to perform once they’re selected. Each of the items is described in the following table:

Menu item Description
Home The only option available is 'Get Started', the panel's main dashboard page where you see news regarding DreamHost services.
Websites Where you manage domain services such as hosting, DNS, MySQL databases, and SSL/TLS certificates. A file manager is also available for you to log into your server.
Domain Names Where you manage domain registrations and transfers.
WordPress Links to view your DreamPress site info and add additional resources to enhance the website.
Mail Allows you to manage email services such as filters, Discussion/Announcement Lists, MX records, and more.
Servers Provides the links to configure your VPS and Dedicated Servers and manage their users.
Remixer Use DreamHost's Click-to-edit site builder Remixer, which requires no coding experience.
Cloud Services Provides access to DreamObjects and DreamCompute services.
Billing & Account Provides links to manage your account, make payments, and more.
Support Provides links to the Knowledge base, panel help links, data centers, and the Contact Support page.
  • Lists additional services to further manage your sites.
  • For example, you can create cron jobs, manage SSH keys, set up an .htaccess file to password protect your site, and much more.

Search field box

panel search bar

While you could navigate the panel using the main menu described above, you can also use the search box in the upper right of your panel.

Support dropdown menu

The top right of the panel lists options that are described below:

panel support menu
Menu item Where it links Description
Contact Support Contact Support Links you to the panel support page where you can submit a ticket.
Support History Support History Links you to the panel support page where you can view any previous support interactions or messages from DreamHost.
Knowledge Base https://help.dreamhost.com/ DreamHost's Knowledge base that contains articles to help customers find solutions to any issues they may have.
System Status https://www.dreamhoststatus.com/  Opens the DreamHost Status page where you can view any updates regarding scheduled maintenance or unscheduled downtime.
Data Centers Data Centers  Clicking this opens the Data Centers page where you can view the location of your DreamHost servers.

Account Information

On the top right of your panel, click your user icon to open the following account information box:

panel user menu
Menu item Where it links Description
Profile & Privacy Contact Information The Contact Information page allows you to change your contact information and email address for your account. See the Updating contact information article for more information.
Billing & Payment Manage Account The Manage Account page shows a list of your active account services, such as hosting plans, servers, users created, mailboxes, domains, and databases.
Security Security The Security page allows you to configure Multifactor Authentication and change your password.
Refer & Earn Refer and Earn The Refer & Earn page allows you to configure an account to earn rewards for referring people to DreamHost. See the Refer & Earn article for more information.
Language Dropdown menu Allows you to change the panel language.
Logout Button Allows you to end your current session in the panel.

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