Using an FTP client, you can log into your DreamPress server to work on your website files. The following page lists popular FTP clients you can use to connect to your DreamPress server.
Once you're connected, you can use the following article to create and edit files within your client.
Locating your FTP login credentials
You will need the following information to log into your web server:
The following sections explain how to obtain each one.
Finding your DreamPress server hostname
When connecting to your DreamPress site, you have two options to use as your hostname:
- Your domain's name — For example, if your website is named 'http://www.example.com' just use example.com. Do not add http://www in front of the domain as that may cause it not to connect
- Your DreamPress server name — View the steps below to locate this hostname.
Using your domain name
Here is what it would look like in Filezilla if you use your domain name.
Locating your DreamPress hostname
If you choose to user your server's hostname instead, use these instructions.
- Navigate to the DreamPress page in your panel.
- To the right of your DreamPress domain, click the Manage button.
- On the bottom left you'll see your 'Server' name. It appears like: dp-1234567890.dreamhostps.com. This is the hostname you can use.
- Open your FTP client. This example uses Filezilla. In the 'Host' field, enter your hostname.
Locating your username
The user is found is the same section as shown above:
Here is what it would look like in Filezilla:
Your user's password
When you originally created your DreamPress site, you were emailed a link to create your password.
If you forgot your user's password, you can reset it in the panel. View the following article for instructions:
DreamPress users are automatically created as SFTP users. This means they will always use port 22 to connect.
Finally, click 'Quickconnect' to log into your server:
Where do I put my files?
Once you're logged in you'll see several files and folders. View the following article for instructions on where to upload your site files:
Warning: The server's host key is unknown
When you originally log into a DreamHost server, you may see the following warning:
The server's host key is unknown. You have no guarantee that the server is the computer you think it is.
View the following article for further information on how to confirm the key values you're seeing and log into your server.
- List of FTP client software
- Where do I put my files once connected via FTP?
- How do I show hidden files on my FTP client?
- WinSCP — Uploading to your server
- Anonymous FTP
- WebFTP panel client