So we decided that we wanted to move our web hosting over to DreamHost, and I’ve set up a dreamhosters.com subdomain, and can access that fine.
What we need to do next is ask our DNS provider (who we cannot move away from, so I am told) to point xxx.domain to DreamHost rather than the old provider. Of course, they set up a CNAME to xxx.dreamhosters.com, which pointed to the “right” IP, and promptly gave us that bad_httpd_conf page.
Having read both the wiki and another thread (http://discussion.dreamhost.com/thread-135163.html), this is what I thought was needed:
[list=1]Create a subdomain of our website, say yyy.xxx.domain, as fully hosted by DreamHost.
Add a dedicated IP to this yyy.xxx.domain.
[*]Go back to the DNS controller and ask for a CNAME for xxx.domain to point to xxx.dreamhosters.com.[/list]
So I tried to add yyy.xxx.domain, and of course the panel wasn’t happy because I wasn’t fully hosting xxx.domain - and I’m not allowed to change that to DreamHost either. Does this mean I need to create a brand new domain as fully hosted instead, and fix the dedicated IP to that? Or do I need to register our domain in the control panel as well and play with DNS afterwards?