Hosting without domain - for testing


#1

Hi,

This is my first time using Dreamhost.

I have my domain registered on another hosting and would not want to transfer it to Dreamhost right away as I already have a site hosted on the domain.

I would like to run an instance of wordpress on Dreamhost. Is it possible to host a site on an IP? and have an FTP for the same.

How do I go about this? All I need is an FTP address to upload files and an IP address to view them online.


#2

No need for just the IP.

  1. Add your real domain to the DreamHost control panel fully hosted
  2. Add a dreamhosters.com domain and mirror your real domain from step 1, should be something like domain-tld.dreamhosters.com
  3. Create a MySQL Host on the dreamhosters.com domain should be something like mysql.domain-tld.dreamhosters.com
    3.1. Wait for DNS to propagate before trying step 4, when you can go to mysql.domain-tld.dreamhosters.com and get the phpMyAdmin screen you’re golden.
  4. Install WP etc… on the domain-tld.dreamhosters.com domain.

Jw