Hosting for a friend?


#1

I could use a little help here. I want to help a friend out and host his domain for him. He currently has no host, but has registered the domain.
I understand that he needs to contact his registrar and change his DNS to
ns1.dreamhost.com: 66.33.206.206
ns2.dreamhost.com: 66.201.54.66
ns3.dreamhost.com: 66.33.216.216
Is it then just a matter of setting up a subdomain and redirecting through htaccess? Or does he need to put the .htaccess file somewhere else?

I understand that once the DNS propagation takes place, it will redirect to the above servers, what I don’t understand is how myfriendsdomain.com then knows that subdomain.me.com is where the actual pages are located.


#2

It appears I may be making this more complicated than it really is. All I have to do is add the domain. All he has to do is point to the DNS through his registrar.


#3

Correct. With unlimited domains, you can set up his domain here just as you created yours. Just create a new FTP user for him and make him the owner of the new Fully Hosted domain.

-Scott