Domain pointing to dreamhost site


#1

I’m very very confused. After being trapped by fatcow.com into having to maintain my domain registation of say abc.com with them, I’m having trouble re-pointing it to show my dreamhost account at abc.com/home.

To summarize:
I have abc.com registered with fatcow.com
I have a wordpress blog installed using DH on abc.com/home
I would like abc.com to automatically point to abc.com/home
What do I need to change in settings on DH, according to fatcow I can’t use their panel to do this.

I have very little tech knowledge so idiot answer please :slight_smile:

Thanks!


#2

If example.com is hosted here, you can change the default domain directory in the panel here:

  1. Go to https://panel.dreamhost.com/
  2. Click Manage Domains
  3. Click Edit in the Web Hosting column for example.com
  4. Change Web directory so it says /home/USER/EXAMPLE.COM and add /home
  5. Click “Change Settings” blue box

#3

Thanks Scott, I’ve just done this now. Hope it works :slight_smile:


#4

Be sure to go into your WordPress wp-admin section and reset the URL in General Settings so it’s no longer pointing at http://example.com/home for your site. It should now be just http://example.com


#5

THANKS! That worked perfectly, all seems to be working great and it’s all in the right places. GENIUS!!


#6

hi!
I have a problem about point my domain to dreamhost.
I have a domain name registered with another company and I would like to set it up to point at my new DH site. In my account, I add a user: kihoathao and I want to point my domain to this user. I click a new domain button and fill every info, panel return:
A 173.236.215.203
calendar CNAME ghs.google.com.
docs CNAME ghs.google.com.
localhost A 173.236.149.124
mail CNAME ghs.google.com.
sites CNAME ghs.google.com.
when I ping kihoathao.com, I see ip : 173.236.215.203, but in manage domain, appear 1 other ip

image in manage domain
and I can’t access my site, this error :
Site Temporarily Unavailable
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the webmaster/ tech support immediately to have them rectify this.

error id: "bad_httpd_conf"
what is this ip? What do I need to fix it?