I’ve been a member of Dreamhost for years, but I continue to find their DBase maddeningly obtuse (I wish they hired an English Lit major who was not a geek, so that the explanations would make sense to beginners). I’m hoping someone can help me get my mind around the way User accounts work. Because of my confusion, I’m not sure how to best formulate the questions, but here goes.
When I purchase domain names, and then let Dreamhost host them, each one must be placed under a User account, is that correct?
More than one domain name can be placed under each User account, correct?
The only reason someone would want more than 1 user account is if I wanted others to administer a domain, and not have access to the other domains… is that correct? If not, what is the reason you would separate User accounts.
get that DreamHost calls folders “directories.” So let’s say my first and main site has been set up in a directory, “dude.dreamhost.com”. Under the Code Monster plan, will any and all domains be placed in that folder? I’m trying to picture in my mind how it’s organized, and if it’s organized like any folder on my Mac (OSX 10.4.4).
If each additional domain sits in a folder under my directory (dude.dreamhost.com), then where do User accounts come in? Are they simply a level of permissions, or are they a folder of some sort.
I’ve lost the correct settings to one of my domain names. Let’s call it NewSite.com. I use DreamWeaver v8.01, and in the remote settings window, I have
FTP Host (I preume it’s the same directory as all the rest of my sites)
Host Directory (NewSite.com ?)
Where on DreamHost can I locate both my Login and Password? Are these the User login/password? (Users: Manage Users: Edit)
Whew. I hope at least half of that was clear. Any help will be much appreciated.
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