i just got this hosting yesterday....i was curious how to view the site using the temporary server name until the domain works?
also how long does it usually take to get a domain to start working?
I'm wondering the same thing. I think I read it takes up towards 48 hours for the DNS stuff to take place.
I can access email at http://mail.google.com/a/MYSITE.com but not http://mail.MYSITE.com I assume this is related to the DNS thing also?
You can mirror it with a free dreamhosters.com sub-domain. Here's the wiki article that walks you through it: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-_Viewing_site_before_DNS_change
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