On Wednesday, October 5th, DreamHost will be making a change to the default username used when logging into new DreamCompute servers.
Instead of the “dhc-user” username, you will now use the operating system’s default username. This will make using automated tools easier, increase compatibility between cloud providers, and allow for simpler building of server images.
These are the default OS usernames:
It’s important to note that this change only affects new servers. Any of your servers launched before this change will continue to use the “dhc-user” username.
If you ever forget which username to use, you can always check the metadata for the OS image of your server - https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/articles/228377408
Thanks to this latest change, logging in has never been so standardized!