Ugh, where to begin? All I wanted was to install Magento 2.0 .. I hoped DH's VPS offerings would suffice, but nay:
Well, the Dedicated Server prices are insane for what I need. Forget that!
Decided to check out DreamCompute. Interesting, and extremely complicated for a "open stack" newbie such as myself. I host nearly a hundred websites on DH's shared servers and a few on VPS. I do pretty extensive front-end development for dozens of clients. I can bounce around putty to carry out some heavy lifting on occasion, if provided a decent tutorial. But this stuff is like walking blindfolded through the dark!
After several hours I was almost able to install WordPress by following this walk-through: https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/articles/220973627-Step-by-step-guide-to-deploy-WordPress-on-DreamCompute
I actually want to install Magento 2.0 but I figure if I can get through this WordPress install, maybe I can figure out the Magento install ......
Where I am currently hung up ... that WordPress install tutorial assumes I will have a domain ready to use .... example.com ........... but, I don't want that ..... I want to view my site in a 'dev' environment, or simply by an IP address, before pointing an actual live domain at it.
Usually I use DH's mirror service ..... example.dreamhosters.com mirrors my unregistered domain example.com ..........
Is anything like this possible in DreamCompute?
I feel like I'm getting close ...... but still so very far away from what I need.
All I wanted was to install Magento 2.0! And now I'm about 60 seconds from buying a different hosting plan someplace else (open to suggestions! this looks decent? https://www.a2hosting.com/magento-hosting/2 they even offer a 1-click install!?) ...
Which is sad, because I have been a DH customer for over a decade, and as I said host dozens and dozens of sites here. I have about a dozen Magento 2.0 sites to build/upgrade, as soon as I can figure out where to host them.
I have resorted to Fiverr.com looking for someone who can set all this up for me. Wish me luck!