External subdomain on Dreamhost web server


#1

I have an external domain registered on another registrar (.se) and would like to host a website on a subdomain (foobar.mydomain.se) on my Dreamhost account. How do I set this up? I’ll edit the DNS on the external registrar to CNAME whatever Dreamhost server I’m assigned, but I don’t know how to use the panel in order to tell Dreamhost what subdomain I’m using and which directory the files are in.

Is it even possible? I don’t want to manage my domain through Dreamhost, just host the website.


#2

From memory, to avoid the “You do not control this domain” message you’ll first need to set up “mydomain.se” in your domains panel. Then you can add “foobar.mydomain.se” without problem.


#3

Hmm, yeah, that seems to work.

Now I’ve just got to figure out why I can’t readd an old sub-domain after deleting it, since it gives me a “domain already in database!” error. :frowning:

Wanted to switch it from hosting to mirroring.


#4

It might take time for the old one to completely clear.

-Scott