I’m at my wit’s end with this one. I have previously set up sub domains without difficulty, but for the past month or so whenever I set one up, it is only visible via FTP. Trying to browse to it results in a ‘server not found’ error.
For example, I set up a subdomain called rincon.realsurf.com and used the one-click system to install an instance of mediawiki. When I try to follow the link emailed to me to set it up, I get the server not found error. But if I go to the subdomain via webftp in the control panel, I can see all the installed files listed.
I did the install 6 days ago, if that is relevant…
I checked the dreamhost wiki and other posts but could not find a solution.
Which explains why you can see your directories in your DH space via ftp, but not via http. If you are hosting a domain on DH you need to set your DNS records to use DH nameservers (ns1.dream.com, ns2.dreamhost.com, and ns3.dreamhost.com). Normally, this is done at your registrar.