WordPress FAQs

General

Is WordPress offered as a One-Click Install?

Yes. You can use the One-Click Installer in the panel to install the latest version of WordPress.

Where can I log into my WordPress site?

You can log into any WordPress site at the following address:

  • example.com/wp-login.php

View the following article for further information.

What is the difference between WordPress and DreamPress?

WordPress is free software you can install on your site to run a personal website such as as blog. You can install this on a Shared, VPS, or Dedicated server depending on how much resources your site requires. However, it's up to you to determine your site's resource needs and make sure you're on the best type of server to run it.

DreamPress is DreamHost's managed WordPress plan where sites are hosted on a cloud server improving server stability. Site's also come with a free 'Let's Encrypt' SSL certificate to ensure your data remains private.

Is email included with WordPress?

Email is included on Shared Unlimited and all DreamPress plans, but is not included on Starter Shared (DreamHost's basic WordPress Plan). You can read more about what is included on all of the various DreamHost WordPress plans on the following page:

Where can I learn more about using WordPress?

WordPress is simple to install and easy to use, but if you've never used it before, you may want to check out a few articles to help you get started. There are many online resources that cover the basics, and even full tutorials that teach you everything you need to know about using WordPress to create a robust website.

DreamHost has created a comprehensive guide that helps you get started with your first WordPress site, as well as covering more advanced topics, such as managing themes, plugins, and caching, troubleshooting, and more. You can view DreamHost's WordPress guide using the following link:

How much does WordPress cost?

You can sign up for a basic WordPress annual plan for $2.59/month.

DreamPress (DreamHost's managed WordPress plan, which includes more powerful features) starts at $16.95/month for annual plans.

View the following page for a list of various plans, features, and prices.

Management

Are updates managed by DreamHost?

Yes. You can set your site to upgrade WordPress automatically. View the following article for details:

However this only updates the core WordPress installation. It does not update your plugins or themes. You are responsible for those updates.

Are backups provided?

DreamHost backs up all websites for a short period of time in case you need to restore your site to a previous version:

It's highly recommended you keep your own personal backups as well. The following article lists several options for your WordPress site:

Migrating and importing

Can I import my own custom WordPress site?

Yes. There are several ways to do this depending on your needs. View the following articles for details:

Can DreamHost migrate my WordPress site for me?

Yes. DreamHost's 'Professional Services Team' offers a service to migrate a single WordPress site for $99. If you want DreamHost to move forward with migrating your site, please submit a ticket with the domain name you wish to migrate and also include the following statement:

I agree to the WordPress migrations TOS and the $99 charge.

DreamHost will pass your ticket it to the 'Professional Services Team' to get you started.

I have a trial Remixer site and I'd like to export it to WordPress. Can I do that?

Yes. You can use the 'export to WordPress' feature, which moves your existing Remixer project to a shared-hosted WordPress environment at DreamHost. 

For more information on how to use this feature, please see the following article:

Security

Can I use an SSL certificate with my WordPress site?

Yes. You can add an SSL certificate to any WordPress site:

If you purchase a DreamPress plan, a 'Let's Encrypt' certificate is added automatically to your site.

Are there any security features to protect my site?

Certain DreamPress plans offer Jetpack for free which provides security services to protect your website. View the following article for details:

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