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 offers 1 free domain 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.
- If you are starting as a complete fresher to web-hosting world, you can refer to my guide at Webhosting packages for dummies.
DreamHost Hosting Account:
Dreamhost is providing you with free trial account so that you can try their service and in case if you don’t like it you can cancel it anytime. (They don’t offer free trial anymore but you can use this exclusive link to get $50 off). They are a reliable hosting company.
Dreamhost offers only one shared hosting plan which have features like: Free domain name, Unlimited space, SSD Hosting, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited FTP, Custom cPanel, One click WordPress install, Php5, FastCGI and many more.
Signing up for an account on Dreamhost:
To start with the process, follow the link given below, and you will be landing on free trial sign-up page:
Click on Sign up link:
Click on get started now & On the next page, start filling out the form for sign-up.
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 ns1.dreamhost.com and ns2.dreamhost.com to point it to Dreamhost. Dreamhost also offers one 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:
You can buy hosting for 1 year up to 3 years.
Now you need to pick up what plan you want to opt for. I will suggest to opt for one-year prepayment plan as you will be paying only $69 after finishing the trial period.
Click on continue & on the next page Dreamhost will offer an add-on which you can ignore buying.
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.
That’s it hit on continue, and you will receive complete Dreamhost login information inside your Dashboard.
Sign up for hosting account (Discounted link)
In case, if you wish to cancel your account in their money refund time period, just login to Dreamhost account and go to Manage account and click on Close this account.
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 Hosting account from Dreamhost or have any related query?