Hoping someone can help a clueless beginner. I have a site hosted & registered elsewhere (for ex., www.myname.com), and want to switch to have it be hosted here at Dreamhost as a brand new Wordpress site. I wanted to get the site up and running here before switching everything over, since I am relatively new to Wordpress & websites & figured it might take me a while to make things work. So I looked in these forums & then at these instructions http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-Viewing_site_before_DNS_change
They are confusing. After some trouble, I eventually made a fully hosted Dreamhost subdomain “mynametest.dreamhoster.com” and installed Wordpress via the One-Click installation & my theme to it and got it up and running properly. The One-Click installer said the One-Click installs need to be on fully hosted domains so I made it fully hosted - so I did not mirror my old site, www.myname.com. (It didn’t seem like it could be both fully hosted and mirrored. I could be wrong.)
“You’ll need to login to the control panel with your current registrar (or contact their support team) to modify the nameservers to the following:
Thank you for any advice.