Logging into your DreamPress site via FTP

Overview

There are two ways to log into your DreamPress server.

  • WebFTP built into the panel
  • 3rd party FTP client

Either option allows you to log into your DreamPress server to work on your website files.

Option 1 — WebFTP

The WebFTP option is built into your DreamPress panel.

  1. Navigate to the DreamPress page.
  2. To the right of your domain, click the Manage button.
    webftp button
  3. Click the Launch WebFTP button on the bottom left.

This automatically opens a new tab in your browser that is logged into your DreamPress server. View the following article for information on how to use the WebFTP interface to manage your files.

Option 2 — 3rd party FTP client

Your other option is to use an FTP client to connect. The following page lists popular 3rd party 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

  1. Navigate to the DreamPress page.
  2. To the right of your domain, click the Manage button.
    show ftp credentials
  3. On the bottom left you'll see a 'File Upload' section. Under the WebFTP button click the toggle next to 'Show Credentials'. Your DreamPress FTP credentials display.
  4. Click the copy icon to the right of each item and paste the credentials into your chosen FTP client.

If you need to change the password for your user, you can do that on the Manage Users page. View the following article for further details:

Entering this information into your FTP client

The following image shows how to enter your credentials in Filezilla.

filezilla

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.

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