Cannot access site with www at the beginning

wordpress

#1

Hi there,

I am currently trying to migrate my existing data over to my new DreamHost account, however it seems that there’s been some sort of issue with my site.

I’ve currently got a blank DB and a bare-bones WordPress installation that I am soon going to populate with my current data stored on my previous host.

There’s a problem though: if I type http://mydomain.com it works fine, but when I type http://www.mydomain.com I am getting the holding page with my registrar.

Is this a DNS issue with my registrar or is this something that needs to be solved here at DreamHost? I’m confused as it ‘half-works!’

Regards,
fakelvis


#2

Go to this page of the Control Panel and [Edit] the relevant domain. You will see options for the “www” part.


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#3

I think you will find this is indeed a DNS propagation issue. I had a similar thing happen to a newly registered domain of mine, but after a short period of time things starting working as expected.

Mark


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#4

Will DNS propagation issues also be the reason why I cannot access mysql.mydomain.com?

It has only been about 4 hours since I changed my DNS… I just confused when the site was coming up without www.!

Thanks for the help. I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy these forums.


#5

I’d say this is the most likely explanation. DNS changes can take upwards of 72 hours to fully propagate across the Internet, although, in my experience, it usually takes a lot less than this. Whenever I make a change things seem to be fully working after about 12 hours or so.

Mark


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#6

4 hours is nothing when discussing DNS. You may have to wait up to 48 hours before it works. A temporary solution is to use DreamHost’s DNS when browsing from your computer since those servers are the first to be updated.