Dreamhost Help – How to Add a Domain Name to Dreamhost Account

by Elaine on February 18, 2012

Dreamhost help - Click on Manage Domains 1. Dreamhost Help – Click on Manage Domains

Most web hosting providers have an option to host unlimited domain names and Dreamhost is one of them.   To add an existing domain name to your Dreamhost account is very simple and below I will show you in 5 easy steps on how to do it yourself.

I purchase all my domain names from Godaddy.  High level overview of 5 steps to add a domain name to your Dreamhost Account:

  • Access the Dreamhost Manage Domains control panel
  • Enter in New Domain Name to Add in Dreamhost
  • Create New User for Domain Name in Dreamhost
  • Add Dreamhost Nameservers to Godaddy
Dreamhost Help - Click  on Add New Domain 1. Dreamhost Help – Click on Add New Domain

1.  Access the Dreamhost Manage Domains control panel

  • Login to your Dreamhost control panel
  • Click on ‘Manage Domains’

    Dreamhost - Add New Domain Information 2. Dreamhost – Add New Domain Information

  • Click on ‘Add New Domain / Subdomain’

2.  Enter in New Domain Name to Add in Dreamhost

Here you will enter in your new domain information.

  • Under Domain Name, set the following value:
    • Domain to host:  <enter in your new domain name>
    • Do you want the www in your URL? = Add WWW: make http:
Dreamhost - Create new User for New Domain Name Dreamhost – Create new User for New Domain Name

3.  Create New User for Domain Name in Dreamhost

  • Under Users, Files, and Paths, set the following value:
    • Run this domain under the user: = Create a new user:
    • enter in a new username for your domain

      Dreamhost - Fully host this domain button 3. Dreamhost – Fully host this domain button

  • Scroll down and click on ‘Fully host this domain

You will see a success message that you successfully added this domain to your Dreamhost account.  All you need to do now is to add the nameservers to your Domain Name Registrar.  In my case, Iwill need to add them to my Godaddy account.  The nameservers are in the red box in the screenshot below.

Dreamhost - Successfully Added New Domain 3.  Dreamhost – Successfully Added New Domain

Click here to learn how to add Name Servers into your Domain Name Registrar.

Thanks,

Elaine

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tips. Elaine has been blogging and publishing content for 2 years but has over 10 years experience in creating websites with Joomla and Wordpress. When she is not online, she is either Marathon and Ironman training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: CmsMind, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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