Change main domain

I have registered a domain called “” at Dreamhost.

Than I added a subdomain called “” at that same account.

Now I would like to exchange them, so that I always log to and is its subdomain. Is there a way to do this?

Thank you!

Your description isn’t clear:

Do you have and

How are you logging in? FTP/SSH/Telnet/Control Panel?

It sounds like you want to make look like and vice-versa. If so, then you can just rename them in your home directory via FTP or Shell:
Rename as
Rename as
Rename as


Thanks. I will try that. But the point is I don’t want to FTP to if I want to edit I want to FTP to, and then access Is that possible?

In the FTP program I use (Transmit for the Mac), my bookmarks for it let me specify a working directory. When I FTP to my site, I automatically end up in and then can go up to the parent directory, then into

By default, FTP will put you in your user directory which contains both and


Yes, I know. But the thing is, I want a person to FTP to without ever knowing that the exists. :slight_smile: I don’t want to tell people “go to, then to subfolder” whenever I give someone access.

The became more useful for my business than and I want to look professional :slight_smile: That’s the point… thank you sdayman.

Something similar has come up before, and without having your user configure their FTP program, it’s not doable:


When you set up a domain, you can put it in a different login account from any other domains you may be hosting, within the (pretty generous) limit on number of different shell accounts in a Dreamhost account.

– Dan