Moving to dreamhost from another host

I just signed up for dreamhost and will be moving some sites here from another host.

I’d like to kinda get things up and going here before changing the dns.

So I created a domain in the panel. The folder was created and I can ftp files there. Is there a way to access this via http so I can make sure everything is working before changing the dns servers?

I’ve tried things such as

but it’s not working.

Is anything like this even possible?

Yes. Add a subdomain and set it to mirror the domain you just setup.

Click “Add New Domain / Sub-Domain”, go to “Mirroring” and enter the sub-domain you’d like to use (e.g., then set it to mirror the main domain.

For more info go to: