You might have read in other articles that DreamHost has developed its own control panel. DreamHost is not using cPanel as its control panel. DreamHost likes to do things differently. Since the panel is developed by DreamHost itself, it is very much user friendly and offers flexibility. You will have to use the DreamHost panel to do any hosting related work. Whether you want to perform any operation related to billing, domain registration or hosting, you will have to do it from the DreamHost panel.
DreamHost used to offer the demo account for a visitor to check the panel interface. Now DreamHost has removed that demo account. I am not sure why DreamHost decided to stop the demo account. Anyway, in this article, I am going to show you how DreamHost panel looks like and how you can use it to perform different hosting related tasks.
First Login to DreamHost Panel
DreamHost has also changed the login page of the panel. Now it shows the image attached with your google email id in the panel. You can see that in the following screenshot.
At the time of signup, you give email ID and password in the procedure. You will have to use that email Id and password to login to DreamHost panel. You can also use the Web ID to login to DreamHost panel. You will find the web ID after login to the panel.
Sometimes, it may happen that after the sign up when you login to the DreamHost panel, you will see red notification saying, “Your account is pending!”. You don’t have to worry about that. DreamHost sometimes takes time to activate the account due to security reason.
Just contact the support team from the panel and they will do needful to activate your account.
When account is in pending state, many DreamHost panel options are disabled. When your account becomes active, you will see that all options become enabled.
Inside View of DreamHost Panel
After you login to the panel, you will be taken to the Dashboard. In the center part of the Dashboard, you will see maintenance notice if there is any maintenance is schedule.
Below the notice part, you will see all product details. Whenever DreamHost release any new product you will be informed here. If any promotional offer is running then you will find it here.
In the left side panel, you will see DreamHost panel navigation menu. Navigation menu is divided in to many sub parts. These are Domains, Mail, Goodies, DreamPress, VPS, Dedicated Server, Remixer, Cloud Services, Users, Billing & Account and Support.
On the right side of the panel, there are quick links. These are the links which are mostly used by the user. There used to be a toolbox in the old panel. In toolbox, DreamHost gave a freedom to select your mostly used links. Now toolbox is replaced by quick links. Here DreamHost has fixed the mostly used links. You don’t have a freedom to change them.
On the top of the panel, there is a help link. Just click on help link and you will see all available help channels. You can see that there is a knowledge base and community forum. You also have option to contact DreamHost support team via live chat or email support.
This is just the overview of the DreamHost panel. To find out, how to perform particular tasks, you will need separate tasks. You will find those details in my other articles.