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How to Sign up for Dreamhost Free Trial Hosting Account

How to Sign up for Dreamhost Free Trial Hosting Account

Nothing matches the quality of a product which will let you try the service for free, and let you decide if you want to stick to it or not. Dreamhost is one of those quality hosting company, which boasts about their free-trial offer, as they are really good with the quality of hosting. Here in this article, I will cover every detail about Dreamhost free trial hosting account offer.

Dreamhost also offers 2 free domain (Special deal for ShoutMeLoud readers) with their 1 year hosting package, but when you sign up for this free trial account, you need to pay for domain, or you can use any of your existing domain to signup for completely 0$ hosting for next 15 days.

Dreamhost is one of my favorite Webhosting, as I started my blogging journey, with them.  Here I’m sharing a guide for beginners who are new to Hosting world, and don’t know how to sign up for Dreamhost. Also notice the coupon code which I have shared at the bottom, as once your trial period is finished and you try to pay for year hosting, these dreamhost discount codes will save huge for you.

DreamHost Free Trial Hosting :

Dreamhost is providing you with complete free trial account so that you can try their service and in case if you don’t like it you can cancel it any time. More over you can also get $97 discount later (Dreamhost Coupon: SML97) on when you will completely signup with them after the trial period. In this 2 week trial period, you will be able to enjoy all the features offered by Dreamhost. You can have 2 weeks to cancel dreamhost account and if you don’t cancel your account, after trial, they will charge from your card. Though, I don’t see any point of cancelling, as they are reliable hosting company.

Dreamhost offers only one shared hosting plan which have features like: Free domain name, Unlimited space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited FTP, Custom cPanel, One click WordPress install, Php5, FastCGI and many more.

Signing up for Free Trial Account on Dreamhost:

To start with the process, follow the link given below and you will be landing on free trial sign up page:

Signup link

Click on Sign up link, and it will take you to special promo page which is specially created for our blog readers. With this special landing page, you will get extra benefit of .co domain, along with one free domain. Simply click on Sign-up, and start the process of creating your free-trial account.

Free Dreamhost Account

On the next page, start filling out the form for sign-up.

Dreamhost signup


Now, enter your Email address and password twice and click on Start now

Domain Setting

On the next page, you have two options: Either buy a domain or use an existing domain. Since, our goal is to sign up for a free trial account, so we will use existing domain and later on we will change DNS to and to point it to Dreamhost. Dreamhost also offers 1 free domain but that you can use only when you buy hosting after trial account. So, if your reason for signing is just testing dreamhost servers, use any existing domain you have.

Pick Hosting plan:

Dreamhost offers 1 or two year of sign up. Your paid period will start after two week free trial period.  Here are the prices, which will be charged after trial period:

  • 1 Year hosting Plan : $119.40
  • 2Year hosting Plan : $214.80

Now you need to pick up what plan you want to opt for. I will suggest go for 9.95$/mo (one year pre payment plan). You will be paying only $22 after finishing the trial-period.

Account contact info

Enter your account contact information and keep it same as the credit card which you will be using for this account. This will ensure no issues with verification of account to prevent fraud.

Credit card info

I know you must be thinking why credit card info? This ensure the integrity of the account , else any one can take advantage of this free trial period and misuse the service. You can cancel the account anytime in between 14 days to prevent your self from any charge.

In the promo Field, add Dreamhost coupon code “SML97” to get $97 discount after trial period. (Update: I have updated the new coupon, which will give $97 off). So ignore the below screenshot as promo code will be automatically added as SML97

That’s it hit on continue and you will receive complete Dreamhost login information inside your Dashboard.

Sign up for Free Trial account (Coupon Code: SML97)

In case, if you wish to cancel your plan before 2 week trial period, simply login to Dreamhost account and go to manage account and click on Close this account. You will not be charged anything. If you decide to continue, don’t cancel your account and dreamhost will deduct the money after trial period from your Credit card.

You might like to refer to this post after Getting your Hosting :

Do let me know if you face any issue with signing up for Free trial Hosting account from Dreamhost or have any related query?

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  • Sat

    Till when I can use $22 coupon code?

  • Ankita

    Thanks for the valuable guide Harsh.. I was trying to sign up for free trial on Dreamhost, but I dont see that option in the payment plan now.. Any idea if it has been removed..

  • Nagib

    Thank you Harsh I also just posted about DreamHost promo code (using the code I created on DH).

  • Aakash

    Hey Harsh! What if somebody is already having a Dreamhost’s Affiliates Account. I know How To Add Hosting in an Affiliates Account but How to apply Coupon Code / Promo Code. Any idea.

    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Aakash you mean adding a Hosting package in your account while using a Coupon code? I’m not sure about this…. You can ping DH live chat from your Affiliate panel and they can answer this..


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