I’m working on a site for someone at the moment. They currently have a domain with GoDaddy, and they have used Vistaprint to make their site. I’m developing their new site with wordpress and hosting it on DreamHost. I want to work on the site on the server rather than developing on my computer and then uploading. The client wants as little down time as possible, so I cannot get rid of the domain’s association to the vistaprint site until I’m ready to move it over to Dreamhost. I installed wordpress through Dreamhost, but I have no way of accessing it, because the domain is controlled by vistaprint. Is there a way to get the IP address of my Dreamhost account so I can develop directly on the server?
This is an easier approach:
Will dreamhost install wordpress on a dreamhosters.com mirror and give me FTP access? I cannot even seem to get ftp access to my dreamhost hosting account. It keeps throwing up errors. I’m guessing that’s because dreamhost doesn’t control the domain.