Joining whithout a domain


#1

Hello, i´m new at DH, i have a site running at other host and i want to dump all my files before transfer the domain… and after that i need to check if everything on the site is working correctly… so… i need to have http access to my site BEFORE transfer my domain… i tryed to contact the support but they told me to read my welcome e-mails.


#2

Basicly you can setup your site as a subdomain of dreamhosters.com (DreamHost’s domain for this exact purpose) eg. yoursite.dreamhosters.com where you can test things out before the domain transfer.

More info in the wiki:
Getting Started
Viewing site before DNS change

Hope this helps…


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#3

okey, but where in the panel can i add the subdomain ? i´m at manage domains area… and there is some boxes…

Fully Hosted
Redirected
Mirroring
Parked
Cloaked

Sorry about the bad english


#4

There’s several ways to do this, but the best IMHO is to add your own domain (the one your are going to transfer later) as a fully hosted domain.

The web directory /home/username/yourdomain.com/ will then be created and you have to upload your content to this folder.

Then create a mirror with the following info:
Domain that mirrors: yourdomain.dreamhosters.com
Domain to mirror: yourdomain.com

http://yourdomain.dreamhosters.com will then show the content of your yourdomain.com-folder.

Hope this makes sense, otherwise feel free to ask again.


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#5

thank u mate!