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.)
How now do I go about making my register point to my new site, and have the site be at www.myname.com rather than mynametest.dreamhoster.com? I can follow the wiki instructions:
“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:
But don’t I need to do something to make Dreamhost know that I want it to use the website made at mynametest.dreamhoster.com rather than the presumably empty “fully hosted” www.myname.com?
Both www.myname.com and mynametest.dreamhoster.com are under the same user.
Thank you for any advice.