VPS and Multiple Websites


#1

The company I work for has websites for each division. We just ordered a VPS so we can move off of an old server and just use it for these websites. We want to do a redesign of our current sites so the plan is to develop the redesigns on the new VPS. So I’m confused about a couple of things. DreamHost says that we need to have a domain connected to our VPS. I do have a domain we could use, but then do I need to create a website for that domain, which I don’t want to do. All I want to start doing is creating a few development sites that don’t have domains connected to them yet. But I need to create a sub-domain for each of them so I can install WordPress with database info. Then they would be subdomains of the mentioned domain above. I don’t understand why it wouldn’t just be sub-domains of the vps number, like an IP address then subdomain? Sorry if I sound like a total newbie. I’m used to working with cPanel and WHM.


#2

Whatever domain is registered with your server, just change the index.html to show something like “nothing here yet” Then go ahead and create whatever subdomains you want. I recommend using .htaccess to password-protect your subdomains from curious eyes.


#3

Hello HowgrpGFX,

I apologize for any inconvenience but our system is not set up to support subdomains specifically for your VPS but for all DreamHost accounts as a whole. If you don’t wanna use a subdomain for the sites the best alternative would be to use a dreamhosters subdomain for example testsite.dreamhosters.com.