Domain URL, help


#1

I purchased a domain awhile ago, and I haven’t been able to figure out how to set the URL of the domain, and other customizations. I took a look at the wiki but couldn’t find anything of use. When I go to Domains -> Manage Domains I don’t see the domain. It’s displayed under Registrations though. I only purchased the domain by itself.

Thanks

Edit: Ok, I just found out that domain registrations and domain hosting are different. So now I have to pay for the registration and the hosting service? I’ve used GoDaddy and I only had to make one payment, and everything was setup. I’m trying to get my site up, and I find this frustrating.


#2

Have you purchased a hosting plan? If you have, then you need to go to the panel -> Manage Domains -> Add a Domain /Sub-domain to set up hosting for the domain you have registered.

When you do this, DH will set up an apache instance to server your domain, and a directory for it in your user space (to which you can then upload your files).

–rlparker


#3

I haven’t purchased a hosting plan. Only the domain, I thought it work out the same way as GoDaddy, and I could change the URL direction of the domain, but I need the whole hosting service to do that?


#4

It works the same way. You need to go to the panel at https://panel.dreamhost.com and then click on “Domains” in the left hand navigation bar. From there, click on manage domains.

This will bring you to a screen that lists the domains you have registered with dreamhost. You’ll see a link titled “DNS” - this screen will let you manage the name-servers which are what point yourdomain.tld to the hosting service.

I think we got it with this one.

http://www.jconnors.net - City Streets


#5

“Domains -> Manage Domains I don’t see the domain.”

Thanks, but I only see a link

  • Add New Domain / Sub Domain

#6

Maybe you have to add the domain in order to manage it? There is a parked state option within the page after you follow that link. Maybe if you park it then modify the dns from there?

http://www.jconnors.net - City Streets


#7

When I click " + Add New Domain / Sub Domain" it takes me to a page which has another button “Add A New Hosting Plan” I continue on, it shows Account Info, Hosting Plans, etc. Then theres Domains Hosted, under it is a button titled “Add A Domain To Host” I click it, and I’m back to where I started.

  • Add New Domain / Sub Domain

#8

Well sorry for the goose-chase… I guess the hosted panel and registration panel is different. I would put in a support ticket maybe? I think you’re going to find mostly hosted users here on the forum.

http://www.jconnors.net - City Streets


#9

I probably wasn’t clear in my earlier post…on DH, in order to customize DNS records, you need to have a hosting plan. This is why you are having the “round robin” thing going on. :wink:

There is more information about all this in this DH forum thread, and others.

–rlparker