How to sign up for a DreamPress account

Overview

This article describes how to sign up for a new DreamPress hosting plan. This article is for new customers who wish to open an account with their own personal details and payment information.

This article shows how to open an account with a hosting plan. This means you will pay for a server to host your website on. If you only want to buy the web site name (domain name), and are not ready to host the site on the Internet, view the following article instead:

Step 1 — Choose a hosting plan

DreamHost offers several DreamPress hosting plans for you to host your website on. View the following link for a list of plans:

After you've decided on the plan, click the Get DreamPress button under it to proceed with account creation.

Step 2 — Create a new account

After you've selected a plan you can proceed with creating your account.

Adding a DreamPress account

When you've decided on the plan you'd like to purchase:

  1. Click the button under it to proceed. After clicking the button, the panel.dreamhost.com/signup page opens:
    Signup flow
  2. Enter a domain you wish to purchase, transfer an existing domain, or click 'I'll choose a domain later' to skip the domain part.
  3. Choose to pay with a credit card or PayPal. To the right, select 'Monthly' or 'Yearly' and any desired add-ons.

    If you select PayPal, you're taken to its site to complete the purchase.

    If you select credit card, the following box appears where you can enter your billing information:
  4. Enter a card number (include expiration date and security code) and billing address. Click the Add Credit Card button.
  5. Enter an email address. This will be the primary email you use to log into your DreamHost panel. You can also sign up using Google's 'Single Sign On' method. This allows you to use your Google email address to log in without using a password.
    Signup flow
  6. Towards the bottom are a few options you can enable:
    • WP Website Builder — Using a site creation wizard and drag-and-drop editor, you can create a beautiful WordPress site in a few simple steps.
    • DreamShield Protection — Provides extra security and protection for your DreamPress site.
    • WordPress Migration Service — Select this option to have DreamHost migrate your WordPress site for you.
    • Install WooCommerce — This adds the free WooCommerce plugin to your site so you can set up an online store.
    Signup flow
  7. When finished, click the Submit Order button at the bottom of the page.

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

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