Accessing my site before domain transfer


#1

My site is currently hosted & registered on another server. Before I update my domain name to point to dreamhost, I would like to test and make sure that I have transferred all my files properly.

How do I access my files on dreamhost from my browser before changing my domain DNS records?

Thanks in advance


#2

There are a couple of approaches you can take, and they are well described in the DreamHost Wiki:

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-_Viewing_site_before_DNS_change

–rlparker


#3

Many thanks for the speedy reply.

Have created a subdomain on dreamhosters. Now, I’ll just have to wait till the records are updated.

Thanks.


#4

You are welcome, and good luck! :slight_smile:

–rlparker


#5

OK, I created new domain (Fully Hosted) from my web panel for “somedomain.com”. But “somedomain.com” is currently hosted on another server.

Then I created a mirror “somedomain1.dreamhosters.com”, mirroring “somedomain.com”.

Now, when I browse “somedomain1.dreamhosters.com”, I get a 403 error page.

What did I do wrong?

Thanks


#6

Sounds like you mirrored a blank directory.

Have you ftp’ed your files over to DH yet?


#7

I have an index.html file already in the “/home/user/somedomain.com” directory.

It was the permission settings of my user directory. Had to be changed from 700 to 751. “700” disallowed everyone except me from reading the files. :frowning:

Thanks to DH support for pointing that out.

Thanks.


#8

Glad to hear you’re up and running.

Good Luck!