Trying to set up wordpress page

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#1

I’m trying to set up my wordpress page however a msg with this keeps coming up >> “You need an active hosting plan to install One-Click software”… I paid like 7.95 for a year for something however I’m not sure whether that was just for my domain name or so 'Dreamhost could set up the blog for me…can someone please help ?? Thanks


#2

Please click on “account status” on the top right corner after you log into DH panel. Do you see a hosting plan under your account? If no, most likely you’ve registered a domain name but haven’t purchased a hosting plan yet.


#3

Under ‘Hosting plan’, it says 'special (registration or dedicated) …whatever that means hmmm. So this means i don’t have a hosting plan as of yet? under ‘domains Hosted’, it states ‘0 plus 0 domains’. so if i don’t have a hosting plan as of yet, does this mean I just

use my domain name and set up a wordpress blog myself? Thanks :slight_smile:


#4

You don’t have a hosting plan yet. You will need a hosting plan somewhere to host your wordpress blog.

If you want to host the wordpress blog in DH, you need to purchase a hosting plan. If you already have a hosting plan elsewhere, you need to modify your DNS and point to the right place.


#5

i’ll add a ccouple things, you should be able to set up a basic wordpress site using dreamhostapps without purchasing a hosting plan.

Additionally if you do purchase hosting, there is a two week free trial these days, but you must be very careful to sign up with a valid credit card that will accept a small charge and refund at the time of sign-up. After the two week free trial is up, you also have a 97-day money back guarantee. If you are smart and use a referral code like ‘TAKE97NOW’ to get $97.00 off signup then you will host the entire first year for just a few dollars.