How to connect directly to my domain?


#1

Hello, me again.

Okay, in one of my first e-mails from Dreamhost, I received a username and password to ftp to:
nero.dreamhost.com
as a temporary server. It instructed me to begin connecting directly to my domain once I got the initial site setup. So now, in my ftp program (I use dreamweaver), I enter the same log-in name and password, the same folder ( /www.mydomain.com/ ) and then what should I put instead of nero.dreamhost.com as the FTP Address of my webserver?

Question number II:
Now, it’s been a week, and when I upload files, I notice they’re not being uploaded even though I’m still able to connect to nero.dreamhost.com. Is this because of the change that I need to do to direct to “my server” (above)?

“It’s not that life is one damn thing after another. It’s that it’s the same damn thing over and over.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay


#2

Once DNS has updated and you can reach your site by browsing to it, just use yourdomain.tld as your ftp server. :wink:

Not likely (either nero.dreamhost.com or yourdomain.tld should work). It is likely that they are actually being uploaded, but have gone into the wrong directory. Try looking at your space with a real FTP client instead of DreamWeaver, so you can better see and understand the directory structure.

In a pinch, you can also just use the [/url=http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FTP#DreamHost_WebFTP_Support]DreamHost WebFTP program[/url] to look around (though I do not recommend using it for any serious work)

–rlparker


#3

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FTP#DreamHost_WebFTP_Support :wink:


#4

Yikes! … thanks for fix0ring that url! :slight_smile:

–rlparker