How best to transfer site


#1

Only Transfer is not really the correct term:

  • I currently have a website hosted on a different service.
  • I want to host it on DreamHost.
  • I allready have a couple of websites hosted at DreamHost
    ( so this is not a new… but an add domain sittuation. )
  • I don’t want to “transfer”, I want to build a “new” website at DG (but with the same domain) and then once build just delete the original.

Questions:
To get started building the new one do I just “add new domain” via the “web panel”? Will this work with the existing one still out there?

If I “add new domain” through the web panel can I then access it by changing my “hosts” file to point to the DS version so that I can work with the DB copy?

Is this the best way to do it or is my thinking flawed?


Dave Blakemore


#2

This wiki article is pretty close. Just Add New Domain like you did for your other sites and then see below:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-_Viewing_site_before_DNS_change

-Scott


#3

Thanks Scott,

I think more than anything I was just lacking a little confidence to jut do it.

I created the new domain, then decided to set up a subdomain / mirror to access it.

So far seems to be working out okay.


Dave Blakemore