In this website, you will find different tutorials on how to perform certain tasks on DreamHost. After signing up with DreamHost, you need to perform certain tasks for managing your website.
You need to add a domain to your account. You might need to register a new domain name or set name servers on the registered domain names. In DreamHost how to tutorials, I am going to guide you how to do different operations using the DreamHost panel. I will also put screen shots and step by step instructions so that even a non-technical person can understand it and implement it.
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Offering how to tutorials gives extra edge to the DreamHost promotion. If I only give coupon codes and my affiliate links on this website then it is no good for my visitors. Also to have a good ranking in the search engine, you need to have original content on your website. Who in the world doesn’t want to have higher ranking in Google? That is why I am offering tutorials on DreamHost.
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When you sign up with DreamHost, you need to either register a domain name or transfer a domain name. In this article, you will learn how to do that. Also after registering a domain name, you need to add it to the hosting. Without adding, you cannot have a working website.
When you want to directly work on DreamHost server, you need to enable SSH. Using SSH, you can securely communicate with server. To use SSH, you need to enable on your DreamHost account. In this article, I will show you how you can enable SSH account.
When you have your domain is registered and the hosting is set, you need to put some files at your hosting account. After that only, your website is complete. To put the files on the server, you need to use FTP account. Read on how to create and manage FTP accounts.
IonCube is used to encode the PHP files. If you want to run any software which is encoded by ioncube then you need have ioncube loader installed on your server. In this article, I explain how you can install the ioncube on DreamHost.
If you want to make some content on your website private then you can protect it using password protected directory. In this article, I shows that how you can make a password protected directory using .htaccess files. You can also do that using DreamHost panel.
When some other site wants to show your image on their site, they directly use your image path in the html code. This is called hotlinking. So whenever someone hotlink to your image, your image is loaded from your server. It adds extra bandwidth transfer to your account. Learn how to stop hotlinking.
When you use SSH, you need to enter the user name and password every time you want to login to the server. There is no save password option in SSH client but you can still login to DreamHost server without entering username and password. For that you need to use RSA keys.
WordPress is a widely know blogging platform. DreamHost offers easy wordpress installation for its customers. You can install wordpress with a single click. DreamHost is one of the recommended web hosting company by wordpress.
When you register a domain name from DreamHost and want to host your site somewhere else, you need to setup name servers. You also need to set whois information record. DreamHost offers free whois privacy. So you can take advantage of that to hide your personal information on the internet.
DreamHost offers affiliate program. If you promote DreamHost and get them a single customer then DreamHost will pay you $97. The affiliate program is offered through coupon codes and affiliate links. If you get a sale through coupon code then your commission is less by the discount you offer in coupon.
If you want to automate some repetitive tasks then you need to use cron jobs. Using cron jobs, you can run certain scripts at a given time of the day. You can also automate it for the week, month or day of the month. Learn how to set up cron job.
When some visitor visits the URL on the website, which is not available on the server then the server displays 404 error message. The server message page is very simple. If you want to keep the visitor on your website then you need to make 404 error page.
This is a bit of advance level knowledge. If you aren’t a developer then you don’t need to read this article. DreamHost offer API to get data of DreamHost Panel. You can get your account information from the DreamHost API and display it on your website.
You may not be aware that the page loading speed is counted as one of the factor in ranking. So if you want to make your website faster then you need use Page Speed module offered by DreamHost. You can enable a Page Speed just by one click.
CloudFlare is service which improves your website performance. It uses cache to serve the web URL requests. You are also protected from the Hacker if you use CloudFlare service. DreamHost offers easy integration with CloudFlare. You can use CloudFlare server with a single click.
DreamHost now offers multifactor authentication. By using multifactor authentication, you make your DreamHost panel account even more secure. Even if by mistake your panel password is leaked then also you are safe because of multifactor authentication.
DreamHost offers one click facility to install many open source softwares. In this article, I will show you how you can use one click installs to install any famous CMS software you want.
MediaWiki is famous open source software. It is a Wiki software. You can easily install MediaWiki on your DreamHost account using the one click installs facility. You don’t have to worry about creating database for the installation of Mediawiki. All is done in the background.
Concrete5 is also an open source software. Concrete5 is a CMS system. Just like any other CMS software, you can install concrete5 using DreamHost one click installs.
Whenever you want to create any MySQL database, you need to access the MySQL page of the DreamHost panel. There you will get all the options to create, edit or delete MySQL databases. If you want to change the entry of MySQL database then you need to use phpMyAdmin.
DreamHost offers free unlimited sub domains of DreamHosters.com. If you want to use dreamhosters.com sub domain then you need to set it in the hosting. Learn how to setup free dreamhosters.com sub domain.
DreamHost offers facility to import data from the cPanel. You can easily migrate your website data, your email accounts, your MySQL databases from cPanel with just a one click.
Joomla is another open source software which you can use on your DreamHost hosted web site. Just install the Joomla using the one click installs and you will be ready to use the software.
You can convert your mp4 vides in to flash and then use it on your website. DreamHost offers flash media facility using which you can convert any video in to flash. Then just use simple code to integrate the flash video on your website.
Textpattern is open source software which you can use to make your personal blog or a business website. It is very easy to use and gives flexibility. You can install textpattern using the same one click installs facility. Learn how to install and delete it using dreamhost panel.
If for any reason, you need to change the directory of your stored files then you need to remap sub directory. If you don’t do it then all the URLs will be changed. If you want to keep the URLs same then do the remapping.
If you want to use a CMS which is not using MySQL database for storing the data then you need to use GetSimple. GetSimple uses XML to save data. You can easily install GetSimple on your web site using the DreamHost Control Panel.
Get the free MODX software on your DreamHost hosted website. DreamHost currently offers easy installation of MODX evolution. Install the MODX Evolution and see how the CMS performs for your website.
Omeka is another content management system which you can use on your website. Omeka is specially designed for specific purposes. It is not just a simple blogging platform. You can install it using DreamHost provided one click facility.
Pligg is also another CMS. If you want to involve your visitors in creating content then you need to use Pligg software. You can install Pligg using one click install facility. DreamHost is awesome when it comes to use one click install facility.
You need to renew the domain name every year. You can renew it for as many years as many you want but mostly people preferred to renew it for just 1 year. Learn how to renew the domain name on DreamHost.
If you want that all visitors should access your web site using https protocol then you need to implement secure hosting. You can do that using the SSL certificates. StartSSL offers free certificate. You can use it and make your website secure.
Web ID is an id which is used to login to the DreamHost Panel. You might want to change the WebID password. In this article, I show you how to change the WebID password.
If you want to host your emails at DreamHost then you can do so. You can create, delete and access your emails from the DreamHost Panel. DreamHost also offers facility to access emails through webmail.
DreamHost is a green hosting provider. If your website is hosted at DreamHost that means that you are also a part of Green initiative offered by DreamHost. In this article, you will learn how to put green hosting logos on your website.
In this article, I show you how you can create a simple website. I have included all the information from domain name registrations to hosting, installing wordpress to creating pages and changing theme. It’s easy to use guide.