Accessing the site without a domain name?


#1

I have a dreamhost account and wanted to know if I can access my account’s websites via a web interface. On my previous host, it was http://user.host.com and that pointed to my user folder’s public_html folder. Is something like this possible through dreamhost?


#2

What are you trying to do? Edit the files on your website?

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#3

There is a web ftp interface for transferring files, and there is a web database interface for database access. One-click install software packages also have web interfaces.

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#4

I am trying to access my website via a url that doesnt require a domain name. Like, on my whaddu.com host, I can access files via my domain name or http://USERNAME.whaddu.com/index.html

Is this possible with dreamhost? We are having dns entry conflicts and I would like to redirect users to our page using a static address on dreamhost like username.lancer.dreamhost.com/site.com/index.html or whatever.


#5

No.

You can accomplish that by setting up a yourdomain.dreamhosters.com and “mirroring” the directory for domain that is setup on DreamHost.

See this wiki page and this post/thread, which contains additional references and explanatory links, to see how it works.

–rlparker


#6

I have setup a mirror and will see how this works. I will let you know my results. Thanks!


#7

Good Deal! I’m hopeful it will meet your needs, at least until you get your DNS sorted out! :wink:

–rlparker