Dreamhost Help – How to Easily Install WordPress

by Elaine on April 27, 2011

Installing Wordpress on Dreamhost is extremely easy.   You can either choose the ‘Quick Install’ or to ‘Customize Installation’.  The easiest and fastest way is to use the ‘Quick Install’.  Dreamhost will setup all the account information for you.  At the end, they will Email you your admin username and password along with the link to access your newly created Wordpress website frontend and backend.

Below are steps to easily Install Wordpress on Dreamhost.

1.  Login to your Dreamhost cPanel.

2.  Under the Main Menu, Click on Goodies, Click on One Click Installs.

3.  In the App Cateogry Filters, click on Blog, Click on WordPress, Click on ‘Simple Installation

4.  In the selection boxes, Select:

  • Select sub-domain & domain = www
  • Use the dropdown to select your domain name
  • Site admin Email address = enter in your Email address

5.  Click on ‘Install it for me now’

6.   You will get a confirmation message on the next screen saying:

Ta da, wordpress has (almost) been installed! You will receive an email within five minutes when it’s 100% complete, at which point just go to http://www.domainname.com/ and enjoy!

The Happy DreamHost Easy One-Click Robot!

7.  In the next few minutes, you will get a successful installation email (the one you provided in ste 4) with your admin username and password, followed by a link to manage your new WordPress website.




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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