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trouble setting up admin
08-30-2011, 08:53 AM
Post: #1
trouble setting up admin
I just installed wordpress. i see all the files and such via winscp. I got the email from DH telling me to:

"1. please create an admin user at:

http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin/install.php"

I click it and it comes up saying problem loading page and that firefox can't find the server. This was a custom install so yes I have it hosted with DH. What should I try?
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08-30-2011, 10:03 AM
Post: #2
RE: trouble setting up admin
sounds like a DNS issue.

Where is the domain registered? if registered elsewhere than dreamhost are the nameservers for the domain pointed to ns1.dreamhost.com, ns2.dreamhost.com,ns3.dreamhost.com

You can get around the DNS issue by setting the nameserver entry on your local PC to a dreamhost namesever. It would be a good idea to remember to change this back later. Skip down to the section titled: An Even Easier Technique: Switch To or Add DreamHost’s DNS Servers! on this page: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-_Viewing_...DNS_change

DNS propagation is not dreamhost specific nor in the control of dreamhost and can take up to 3 days to occur worldwide, although 12-24 hours is usually sufficient within the USA. If it's been more than 12 hours there is also a button to force a manual upadta in panel. Navigate to "Manage Domains" in the panel and click the DNS link for the domain in question. Once the page reloads click the GO button under the words "Refresh DNS for {yourdomainname.com} now?"
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08-30-2011, 10:52 AM
Post: #3
RE: trouble setting up admin
Thanks so much. i think it just took it a couple of hours to respond or something. The DNS was correct and it finally allowed me to log onSmile
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08-30-2011, 10:56 AM
Post: #4
RE: trouble setting up admin
(08-30-2011 10:52 AM)nicenecouncilcom Wrote:  Thanks so much. i think it just took it a couple of hours to respond or something. The DNS was correct and it finally allowed me to log onSmile

That's what DNS propagation amounts to: a time delay for the changes to update from the dreamhost nameserver to your ISPs nameserver, possibly with other stops along the way.
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