SSH access is often required to make edits to your DreamHost account. Â Â To log into your domain on DreamHost using SSH You will first need to make sure that the username for your domain is a Shell username. Â This is done in the DreamHost panel. Â Once you are logged in you will click Users -> Manage Users and under the Actions column for the username you will click Edit pictured below:
After clicking Edit you will then choose Shell for the username and click Save Changes
After about 15 minutes you can log in by openingÂ Terminal. Â Go to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal or you can open a Finder window and near the top right type Terminal and choose the black icon that appears in the search results.Using Terminal you can log in using the following command:
If you have a VPS like me you are going to use the VPS number and dreamhostps.com like so:
You will then be asked if you want to log in. Â The text will look like this:
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
You will type yes and hit enter where you will then enter your password. Â After typing in your password you are now logged into your DreamHost account with Shell access and can use Linux commands to make changes to your domain.