Assigning a Domain Name to an IP on dreamcompute

Ok so today i’m setting up a ghost blog on one of the boxes. I understand I’ll be editing some NGINX configuration files but am I going to have to assign the domain from my dreamhost dashboard? I’m a little bit confused about this =P I’ve been deploying apps and visiting the ip address but haven’t made anything for production yet.

Yes, you are going to want to go to the dreamhost panel, not the dream compute panel, click domains, then click dns on the domains you’ve got listed there. Then add the floating ip address of your instance to the DNS record as an “A” type. You can find out more about what you’re asking by searching around for “DNS Records”