How to sign up for a DreamHost account

This article explains how to sign up for a new DreamHost account. This article is for new customers that wish to open an account with their own personal details and payment information.

  1. Visit DreamHost's hosting overview page for standard hosting plans such as Shared, VPS, and Dedicated hosting. If you're only interested in WordPress hosting, visit the Premium WordPress hosting page instead.
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  2. Scroll down to view hosting options. Click the Learn More button next to the one you're interested in.
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  3. When you've found the plan you'd like to purchase, click its Get Started button.

    This article shows how it would look like for a Shared hosting plan.

  4. After clicking the button, you're taken to signup.dreamhost.com. In this example it opens https://signup.dreamhost.com/shared/email/.
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  5. Enter an email and password.
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  6. On the next page you can register a new domain. Enter it into the search field and click the search button to see if it's available. If you do not want to create a new domain at this time you have two other options:
    • Create a free dreamhosters.com subdomain. This would look something like mysite.dreamhosters.com.
    • Skip this step and add a domain later.
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  7. Choose a billing option.
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  8. Select if you wish to install WordPress or add a Private MySQL server to your account.
  9. The final page asks you to enter your personal information and payment details.
  10. Click the Place order now button at the bottom to complete the signup process.

If you have any further questions, please contact DreamHost technical support

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