Not a great way to start


#1

We chose the dreamhosters subdomain option to build a web site via WordPress while keeping our current site running live at another host.

After installing WordPress, and receiving the confirmation email, like this …

[quote]Now…

  1. Please create an admin user at:

http://mysubdomainname.dreamhosters.com/wp-admin/install.php[/quote]

I received the “404/Oops! Google Chrome could not find” error. It’s been nearly two hours since registration. And yep, it’s listed as ‘Fully Hosted.’

Advice?


#2

Assuming you don’t actually have *'s… that most likely would cause problems.

On your manage domain’s page in the panel can you see you sub-domain listed as “fully hosted”? Is it listed EXACTLY like it appears in the email? since dreamhosters.com is shared there are a lot of possibilities.

You might want to use this method:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-Viewing_site_before_DNS_change
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS
-_Accessing_your_Database_before_DNS_change

as removing the dreamhosters.com mirror later is simpler than the method you are currently using.