Background: a customer owns a domain which is currently registered and hosted with separate companies. Customer is transferring only the hosting to me (Dreamhost).
I have downloaded all website files from the current host provider and uploaded to the new domain I have established on Dreamhost. I want to verify that the site is in working order prior to requesting the DNS change from the current registrar.
I have tried accessing the site via the www IP address provided under the DNS records for the domain under Dreamhost’s manage domains console.
When accessing this IP, I am provided with:
error id: “bad_httpd_conf”
I know this may have something to do with the DNS transfer not being completed as of yet so overall, I need to know how can I access this site on Dreamhost to verify prior to submitting the DNS change to the registrar?
FYI, I have tried rebuilding http conf by re-saving the fully hosted settings which has not worked- even after waiting well over an hour.
What am I doing wrong here?