Hi, I am a complete noob to remote login to Dreamhost to execute shell commands so forgive my ignorance.
I am trying to create a sitemap for Google web admin tools to use, so that Google can crawl/index my site better. I believe Dreamhost is Unix based, my personal computer is running on Windows XP. I have changed my Dreamhost user account type to shell access. I also downloaded the free Putty SSH client. I now need to connect to the server (home directory of my website) and run a python script provided by Google (ends with .py extension).
I know this sounds a little dumb, but what details do I use to connect? I selected the connection type as RLogin, the port became set to 513 automatically. For the host name, I tried a few combinations of the data I use to connect using ftp, to no avail. I got a blank command window which disappeared immediately. The host name I use for ftp is ftp://aphrodite.dreamhost.com
Could someone kindly post sample connection details for ... http://example.com, username: user1, password: pass1 on that host. Is the port correct? I am not sure what the protocol prefix is, clearly it isnt "ftp://"....
Thanks in advance, much appreciated.