DreamHost control panel overview


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

The location of 'One-Click Installs' has moved. You can now manage your One-Click installation on the One-Click Installs page.

Logging into the DreamHost panel

To log into your DreamHost panel, visit the following URL:

  1. Enter your primary email address linked to your account and its password.
  2. Click the Sign In button.
  3. If you forgot your password, click Reset password 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:
  4. Enter the MFA code and then click Sign In.

Vertical menus

The following describes the menus from top to bottom that appears on the left side of your panel.

Main menu


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

Menu item Description Link to more information
Home The only option available is 'Get Started' which is the main dashboard page of the panel where you see news regarding DreamHost services.  
Domains Where you manage domain services such as hosting, DNS, registration, transfers, SSL/TLS certificates, and one-click installs. A WebFTP service is also available for you to log into your server. Domains Menu
WordPress Links to view your DreamPress site info and add additional resources to enhance the website. WordPress menu
Mail Allows you to manage email services such as filters, discussion/announcement lists, MX records, and more. Mail Menu
Billing & Account Provides links to manage your account, make payments, and more. Billing & Account Menu
VPS Provides the links to to configure a Virtual Private Server (VPS) and manage its users. VPS Menu
Dedicated Servers Similar to the VPS category, but instead specifically refers to managing a Dedicated server rather than a VPS. Dedicated Servers Menu
Website Builder (New!) Use DreamHost's Click-to-edit site builder Remixer, which requires no coding experience. Website Builder
Cloud Services Provides access to DreamObjects and DreamCompute services. Cloud Services Menu
Refer & Earn ($$$) Provides information, links, and resources for DreamHost's Refer & Earn rewards program. Refer & Earn Menu
Users Provides options to manage and backup your users. User's Menu
  • Lists additional services to further manage your sites.
  • For example, you can create cron jobs, manage MySQL databases, configure Jabber, and set up an .htaccess file to password protect your site, and much more.
Advanced Menu
Support Provides links to view your data centers and submit a support request. Support Menu

Upper right Help menu

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


Support dropdown

Menu item Where it links Description
Knowledge Base https://help.dreamhost.com/ DreamHost's Knowledge base that contains articles to help customers find solutions to any issues they may have.
Community Forum https://discussion.dreamhost.com DreamHost’s official forum where you can post/answer questions with other users.
Toggle Knowledge Center   Toggle panel help on and off. When ON, you'll see relevant articles linked on the right of the page.
Live Chat Contact Support page Clicking this opens the Contact Support page where you can request Live Chat ('Chat with an agent') to connect to technical support. Live Chat is available 5:30AM–9:30PM Pacific time, 7 days a week.
Email Support Contact Support page Links you to panel support page where you can submit a ticket.

Search field box

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:

Type in any term you wish and it searches all available panel and article options.

Account Information

Click your username on the upper right of the Get Started page:

Account Information
Takes you to the Manage Account page. Here you can view a list of your active account services such as hosting plans, servers, users created, mailboxes, domains, and databases.
Profile Information
Takes you to the 'Contact Info' page where you can change contact information for your account along with managing preferences and security settings for the panel. View the Updating contact information and privacy settings article for further instructions.
Privacy Settings
Takes you to the Privacy Settings page. Here you can adjust your privacy preferences for DreamHost's emails and services. View the Updating your contact information and privacy settings article for further instructions.
Takes you to the Make Payment page. Here you can make a payment or add a credit card to your account.
Click to end your current session in the panel.

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