I thought this would be simple but I am having trouble.
I registered with Dreamhost, logged into my FTP (barker), and uploaded a bunch of files into the directory “mywebsite.net” that was there by default. I then set up up the mirror by adding a subdomain in the panel and choosing “mywebsite.dreamhosters.com” to mirror mywebsite.net.
So I feel that I have exhausted http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-_Viewing_site_before_DNS_change. What am I doing wrong?