So, I am having trouble getting my wordpress site to load. (www.senorschmidt.com)
Background: I originally had an iWeb site that I had created and had hosted by dreamhost. It had a bunch of pages and it did the typical iWeb thing where it installs to a subdomain (I think). I decided to switch over to WP and did the one-click install. Everything was working great, so I deleted the subdirectory for the iWeb (senorschmidt.com/Learn_Spanish) site since I was ready to use just the WP site as my homepage.
This is when the problems began. When going to senorschmidt.com, obviously it wouldn't redirect to the WP subdomain. I tried getting senorschmidt.com to redirect to senorschmidt.com/wp but that took a lot of finagling. Even though I thought I deleted all of the old iWeb stuff, root wanted to redirect to the old iWeb subdomain. So, I recreated a new directory with the same name as the old iWeb subdomain and put in a home.html file with a redirect to the the wp subdomain. Then I edited the home.html and index.html file in root to redirect to the /wp subdomain.
It works, kinda, but is obviously really lame and slow. When it does work, it takes about a minute for to the wp subdomain page to load. Once I have visited the page once and it is in cache, then it loads just fine. I am guessing I need to delete some things and possibly add a .htaccess file (?). I am seriously lost and sadly reminded of why I didn't make it as a computer science major, so any help would be great. Thanks in advance!