When I started my Blogging career, I hosted my WordPress blog on Dreamhost Server. 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 I opted for Dreamhost:
- It offers SSD hosting for Shared hosting without any extra cost.
- If offers free domain name with hosting.
- It’s reasonable, and you get one free domain with hosting. Total cost: only $69
I remember paying $69 for one year hosting + free domain name with one year free who.is guard subscription, which was good enough for any newbie to get the start at cheap. Dreamhost offers two-week free trial account, so you can grab one account without paying and if you not happy with their service, you can cancel it anytime.
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I assume this is enough to get you started, and let’s get it straight to the topic: WordPress installation on Dreamhost server. Once you sign up 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 Hosting?
Login to your DreamHost web panel. On the homepage click on One click installs
Click on One Installs & here you will get options to Install WordPress or any other software of your choice.
Click on WordPress & Dreamhost Custom one click installer will prompt you to select the domain, where you want to install WordPress. Do remember, Your Dreamhost account let you host unlimited websites.
Do keep the check-box select for option Deluxe One-Click Install. This will auto-install essential plugins such as Jetpack, Akismet, WP Super cache. It also automatically secure your uploads folder. Click on Install it for me now. This will start installing WordPress on your domain name & In few minutes 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 for your WordPress blog.
Note: At times it takes more than 5 minutes for the email to reach you. Instead of waiting, simply open the domain name in a browser tab & you would see a screen like below for your WordPress Setup.
Click on Install WordPress & the next page click on Login. Now, login using the WordPress credentials you have created in above screen.
By typing http://www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/
Replace Yourdomainname with your domain name. Ex: ShoutMeLoud
Here is a screenshot of WordPress Dashboard (Admin area) after successful installation of blog on a Dreamhost hosting account:
That’s it and within 5 minutes your WordPress blog is up and running. Now you need to follow the steps mentioned in below articles to make your blog look better and for complete setup of your blog:
- Also read: Essential settings after installing WordPress
- Must have SEO plugins for WordPress
- WordPress plugins that I use here at ShoutMeLoud