Error Message


#1

Hi,

I’m new to all of this so I apologize in advance…

So I registered my domain name: timwalshdesign.com from godaddy and then purchased the hosting plan from dreamhost. I have already built my website entirely and now just need to figure out how to host the files using dreamhost. I downloaded filezilla but ran into this error message when trying to quick connect: “Error: Critical error Error: Could not connect to server.”

I’ve been reading around and saw that I need to change the nameservers to the dreamhost ones, which is what I did, but I saw no results. Can anyone help? Thanks


#2

You don’t get instant joy on DNS changes. The official term is “propagation” Mostly the magic happens within 12-24 hours.
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I just checked and timwalshdesign.com is point to dreamhost for me. Your mileage may vary however, different nameserver update at different times.


#3

Looks good from down here in Australia. Welcome to DreamHost! :slight_smile:


#4

Hi timwal27,

Patience is key when it comes to DNS propagation! :wink: More on that here:

As stated in that wiki article, you can always check on the status of your DNS here: http://www.whatsmydns.net/

Welcome to the DreamHost family!


#5

Awesome yea I think I just needed to be patient, thanks again guys!