Domain pointing to dreamhost site


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

To summarize:
I have registered with
I have a wordpress blog installed using DH on
I would like to automatically point to
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:



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

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


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


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


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


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:
calendar CNAME
docs CNAME
localhost A
mail CNAME
sites CNAME
when I ping, I see ip :, 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?