I’m new here. And I have just open a DreamHost account for web-hosting.
My website is called Timeless Myths, is actually an old website. It’s being around since 1999. My previous host/server has shutdown, so this is why I had join Timeless Myths.
I have already own a domain name (timelessmyths.com) and I’ve managed to link the domain name to my webspace. The domain name was purchased outside of DreamHost.
What I would like to do now, is to create some subdomains for Timeless Myths. Timeless Myths has been divided into 4 main sections:
I was wondering how I would do this, in the DreamHost control panel?
BTW, how many subdomains am I limit to?
Keep in mind that when making ANY DNS changes that the change is NOT instant. The delay can range from a few minutes up to 72 hours, with the avg delay being in the 4-8 hour range.
For advanced uses there are several means to point single sub-domains between hosts using A and/or CNAME records, but until you have a firm grasp of DNS it’s best to just change the nameservers and let dreamhost manage the more complicated issues. It’s also possible in some cases to set namesevers for a single sub-domain differently than the main domain.
One more possibility, If you are creating/developing a new site for the domain/sub-domain that will replace a site that already exists at the same address, there is a way to do that too. The idea being work on a new site at dreamhost, everyone else still see’s the old site at old host, then when you are ready you make the nameserver changes and over the next day or so everyone then see’s the new site. Articles on how to do that can be found here and here. However if it’s a wordpress site being moved, go here.
The guy who own the server did most of the works for me. All I had to do was to set the nameserver for the domain names that I had purchased, and he did the rest, which include setting up the subdomains for me.
But in any case, I would like to purchase a new domain name for new website. Actually, I had done so just now, in DreamHost’s Domain Registration page.
Well, all’s well that ends well. Just remember to watch your memory usage or you might have to upgrade your hosting package in no time. That happens sometimes and it’s gonna be a lot of work. Good luck!
The nameservers for your domain do point to dreamhost.
Tracing where the traffic goes, it seems to go in dreamhost front door, but reverse DNS on the IP points to g7s.cn Pulling up that domain, leads to a strange page that I don’t understand it’s meaning.
in post#8 of this thread you said:
which leads me to believe that another dreamhost account owner, which you are reffering to as “the guy who own the server” already has this domain added on HIS dreamhost account.
Since the registar for your domain is godaddy, I’m not sure what dreamhost’s policy is on establishing ownership. The fact remains however, that a domain can only exist on ONE dreamhost account.
Normally when that error is seen it’s caused because someone in the past owned the domain, hosted it on dreamhost, then let it go to expiration and later on someone else came along and registered the domain and then tried to host it on their account. In THAT case, the new owner would open a ticket and let support know what’s going on, and support would delete it from the other account. Then it could be added to the new account.
In your case, it seems a 3rd party is doing the hosting of the main domain for you, and you are trying to add sub-domains on your account. That won’t work. A domain and it’s subdomains must all exist on the SAME dreamhost account.
Asking support to remove it from his account will result in the site thats already there being deleted. ALSO, in this case, I’m not sure how dreamhost support determines the owner since it’s a live domain and dreamhost is not the registar. You would need to open a ticket and ask them.
[quote=“LakeRat”]which leads me to believe that another dreamhost account owner, which you are reffering to as “the guy who own the server” already has this domain added on HIS dreamhost account.
Since the registar for your domain is godaddy, I’m not sure what dreamhost’s policy is on establishing ownership. The fact remains however, that a domain can only exist on ONE dreamhost account. [/quote]
That strange because I had the domain name for the last 11 years, which I had purchased from godaddy, and the first to use this domain name. I definitely have never join DreamHost till recently.
I see you’ve already reached out to our support team about this – thanks! Like our tech said, you can’t add the subdomain because timelessmyths.com is hosted on another DreamHost account. If you know that accountholder, you can ask him to delete the domain from his account so you can host it on yours.
If you don’t know the accountholder, you’ll need to submit another ticket to request the domain be removed from the other DreamHost account. Our team will just need to verify your domain registration ownership and we can proceed from there.
Deleting the domain off the other account will unfortunately result in the site’s data being deleted, but the ownership of the domain and opportunity to host the domain belongs to the registration owner.
Now, I’m getting damn frustrated. The guy deleted his account to timelessmyths.com domain, so when I went to apply for this domain at Manage Domain => Add Domain, I now get this new message:
I just want to scream. I am no where near happy with joining DreamHost.
The whole point of joining DreamHost was to get my website up-and-running again, with a new host. Each way I turn, I’m thwarted. What the heck is promo account or referral account. I was recommended to join DreamHost by my previous host, and now I think I have wasted valuable time and money on something that has become virtual white elephant.
I am at the point of asking for refund and closing my account here.
We are trying to help you. Everything that’s happened in this thread is not a surprise, nor is it dreamhosts “faullt”. Although you didn’t understand when you did prior actions, every obstacle you have run into has been caused by your own prior action.
Not many people will run into your last error, you did because of a prior action by you. Dreamhost blocks the type of activity for a reason. My guess would be Elle fixed it for you, or in this case overrode the lock.
Sorry for your frustrations but you are doing things most people won’t run into.
I don’t know how long ago you signed up but dreamhost does have a 97-day money back guarantee.