Installing Wordpress on domain not on Dreamhost (yet)

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#1

Hi, apologies if this has been answered many times but I can’t find what is the answer to (I think) what is an easy problem!

I will be creating a new website that is currently hosted elsewhere, so created the domain www.example.com and installed WordPress here using 1click then created the mirror www.example.dreamhosters.com

When I click on www.example.dreamhosters.com it shows the Wordpress site (albeit with broken images). But when I try to login www.example.dreamhosters.com/wp-admin it redirects me to www.example.com/wp-admin

Is there something really obvious I’m doing wrong here? Thanks!


#2

The mirrored DNS method of WordPress install hasn’t worked for years, because of WordPress efforts toward better security.

Use this method: https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/articles/215415667-How-to-view-your-DreamHost-site-using-your-hosts-file

Or, the method I prefer is to set your local computer or local network to temporarily use dreamhost nameservers. They don’t have a help article about that method anymore tho.


#3

Thanks, will try this out.