How to set up non-public dev site?


#1

Hi all,
I’ve created an account with Dreamhost and I will be replacing an existing site with one developed here. I want to develop the site before I move the public url to Dreamhost. I’ve created ftp only user and a \dev folder but I don’t seem to be FTPing into the right place. I can’t see quickstart.html. I’ve read something about fully hosting the site. Can someone explain to me if that’s required in my situation and what it means? I don’t want the public URL to go to the Dreamhost account until it’s completely developed.
Thanks!


#2

Just creating a user doesn’t create a website. You need to use Manage Domains to add a Fully Hosted site. I usually call mine beta.example.com, but you can also call it yourdomain.dreamhosters.com.

And then you can password protect the domain directory, using Goodies -> Htaccess in the DreamHost panel.


#3

Thanks but I’m still confused. I set up a domain, example.com, then set up a subdomain under it called beta.example.com. I set the subdomain as fully hosted but not the parent domain. I can hit the parent at example.webhosters.com but i can’t his the beta domain at beta.example.dreamhosters.com. Do I have to set the parent as fully hosted also? How will fully hosting a domain affect the existing site for example.com currently being hosted at another host?

Thanks!
Jim
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Sorry! I can hit the parent domain at example.dreamhosters.com!