i uploaded some files to my server. but i don’t want to transfer my domain yet. what is the way i can view my “site” without going to the domain. i want to work on it before transfering domains
[quote]i uploaded some files to my server. but i don’t want to transfer my
domain yet. what is the way i can view my “site” without going to
the domain. i want to work on it before transfering domains
There isn’t a way to do this by default, but you can set something like this up by creating a temporary “yoursite.dreamhost.com” sub-domain and having it mirror the main site.
This can be done here:
These are usually viewable within just a couple/few hours.
- Jeff @ DreamHost
- DH Discussion Forum Admin
i don’t understand. if i set up a subdomain how do i point it to the files on the Dreamhost server and view it in my browser.
can’t i view it by going to 66.000.111.22/account/files/ ?
Setup a ‘blah.dreamhost.com’ subdomain and set it to mirror your domain.
No. This doesn’t work with our virtual hosting setup. If you setup a unique IP for a domain, you will then be able to view the domain as http://66.33.xxx.xxx/ in a browser.
You could do:
(where machine.dreamhost.com is the name of your machine), at least to view static files.
im trying to do the exact same thing here…and i dont understand the directions given here…
when you say setup a sub domain and then mirror your domain…what domain are we talking about here?
and what does mirror-ing do?
say we have an already existing domain at www.abc.com
does the subdomain that is setup have to be xxxxxx.abc.com ?
still very confused about what mirror-ing is/does…