When I started my Blogging career, Dreamhost was very first choice that I opted for. Here I will be sharing a step by step guide for newbie to get start with WordPress on Dreamhost. Before, we move ahead, I will let you know the reason why I opted for Dreamhost:
- It’s compatible with Latest WordPress
- It’s cheap
- Offer free domain
I remember paying $69 for one year hosting + free domain name with 1 year free who.is guard subscription, which was good enough for any newbie to get start at cheap. Dreamhost offers two week risk-free acount, so you can grab one account without paying and if you not happy with their service, you can cancel it anytime.
You can use coupon code “SML50” to get $50 off when you sign up for Dreamhost. So, I assume this is enough to get you started and lets get it straight to the topic: WordPress installation on Dreamhost server. You will be getting a complete 14 days free trial and if you don’t like their service (Which wont happen), you can cancel your hosting account and you will be charged nothing.
Once you signup with dreamhost, your login and FTP server details you will receive on the Email address you specified. Keep them handy which will be useful when you upload files on your server.
How to Install WordPress on Dreamhost?
Login to your dreamhost webpanel. On the homepage click on One click installs
After that you will be redirected to select between 2 option. Easy install and Advance Install mode. To make your wordpress install automatic, Select Advance mode. Now you need to select your database name and SQL hostname and create a user.
Keep all these details handy and save them on your local hard-disk.
After some time you will receive an Email on your account stating that Successfully installed wordpress on your account . Just follow the email where you need to create an admin account.
Follow the first link and enter your email address and name of the blog, Though name of the blog can be changed easily. Do cross check your email address twice before you click on Install wordpress.
Next screen will have your wordpress username and password Username = admin and password will be randomly generated.
Copy the password, and login to your wordpress panel
by typing http://www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/
Replace Yourdomainname with your blog url i,e Shoutmeloud in my case.
Use the login and password given above and don’t forget to change your password by clicking on users at the right sidebar.
If still need help, feel free to hire me to install wordpress and optimize your blog for SEO. Use shoutmeloud contact form to get in touch with me.
- Also read: Essential settings after installing WordPress
- Must have SEO plugins for WordPress
- WordPress plugins that I use here at ShoutMeLoud
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